Big Writing(BW1)

Provider: Andrell Education Ltd
£200.00 + VAT Per delegate. Conference
£45.00 + VAT Per delegate (Min 20). INSET

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Description “If a child can’t say it, a child can’t write it” Big Writing is a methodology that is highly enjoyable and motivating and – when done right – has an immediate impact for all children. Proven and effective, Big Writing is the perfect teaching method to raise standards in writing. 20% rise in standards within the first full year of implementation 90%+ of all children aged 11 at Level 4 and above within 3 to 5 years Implemented successfully in over 10,000 schools across the UK and over 20 countries worldwide Fun, lively and motivating for all Excites and motivates boys Best practices for English as an Additional Language
Duration 1 day (9.00am- 3:15pm)
Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, KS1, KS2, English / Literacy, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Administration Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Delegates attending Big Writing, will be given all of the tools necessary to implement Big Writing in school. Our Big Writing conferences are targeted to enable colleagues to support their pupils as they learn and develop the ideas, vocabulary and higher level grammatical structures needed to improve their writing almost entirely through talk.

Delegates will be introduced to:

  • The Criterion Scale
  • The power of VCOP and a number of related activities
  • The imaginary friend along with guidance of its use
  • The importance and power of talk and its benefits

Big Writing is Assessment for Learning.

Evidence underpinning this approach

Currently undergoing analysis by the NFER, the Big Writing approach is endorsed by Oxford University Press.

Andrell Education and  Oxford University Press have teamed up to bring all schools easy access to our proven and effective methodology with the new edition of our popular Big Writing handbooks and Big Writing Adventures.

We promote the use of Big Writing alongside Oxford’s flagship literacy programme, Project X, to support your Big Writing teaching. Big Writing helps children learn how to write, whilst the Project X characters and adventures give children lots of things to write about! The guide, Using Project X to support Big Writing Teaching will help you link the two programmes for maximum impact in the classroom.

Big Writing Adventures is a comprehensive solution to raising writing standards, combining rigorous coverage and skills progression with engaging stimulus materials and motivational characters that provide a clear purpose and audience for writing.

  • Full coverage of the new writing curriculum with grammar, punctuation and vocabulary skills embedded
  • Built around Ros Wilson’s popular Big Writing methodology which is proven to raise writing standards for all children
  • Exciting online writing ‘missions’ to inspire children’s creativity and provide a meaningful purpose and audience for writing
  • A rigorous teaching sequence to secure learning and ensure progression
  • Ros Wilson’s Reading Criterion Scale will help you assess, monitor and evidence pupil progress without NC Levels

The Big Writing books published by Oxford University Press were reviewed in Teach Primary magazine. Read the article at

How users/participants can evaluate success

We provide a number of free resources on our website for schools to use. Included in these resources are progress trackers that help the schools perform a baseline assessment and monitor the impact.

Follow-up activities and support

We provide a range of different packages for schools who are wanting continued support throughout the implementation of Big Reading including one to one support, lesson demonstrations and joint lesson observations. We also have an office open from Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm with a team that are available to answer any queries that you may have before or after training.


Presented by Ros Wilson, this course will have the following timings:

Meeting: 8:30am - 9:00am

Session One 9:00am - 10:30am

Break - 10:30am - 10:50am

Session Two: 10:50am - 12:30pm

Break: 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Session Three: 1:15pm - 3:15pm

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.