In ensuring that ‘Better Never Stops’, our English curriculum aims to ensure that:
Writing will play a fundamental role in the futures of our young people as they pursue careers and employment that require the skills taught in this subject. It is vital that all our pupils are confident writers to allow their ideas to be shared and communicated with the rest of the world.
At Spa Academy, the teaching of writing is primarily taught through a clear writing sequence that link to a particular novel. This writing sequence constantly returns pupils to consider the audience and purpose of their writing, aims to model the thought-process of an expert writer, teaches puncutation and grammar in context and ensure pupils become lovers of writing. At the bottom of this page, you are able to access further information on our writing sequence.
Our clear progression model aims to ensure that teaching across school is sequential and progressive, building upon pupils' prior knowledge and providing appropriate challenge. Our progression model outlines the route map that pupils take in mastering each of the key writing skills. We are constantly reviewing this and ensuring the links between units of writing are sequenced to have the most impact on pupils' progress.
Writing is assessed on a regular basis using: