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Teaching writing in the upper years of primary: A seminar with Sue Palmer


01/02/2019 09:30






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Sue Palmer will also be running another training course with us on 4th April, click here to view the course descprition 

About this event

The latest SSLN survey showed a widening of the attainment gap in writing at P4, and even more so at S2.  

In this seminar, literacy specialist and author Sue Palmer draws on experience spanning four decades to offer valuable insights and practical ideas on how to inspire, motivate, and integrate writing into teaching across the curriculum.  

Key learning: 

  • Motivate reluctant writers, develop children's appreciation for written language patterns, and improve organisational and thinking skills to support writing
  • Techniques for quick bursts of word and sentence level teaching/revision
  • A simple model for integrating writing into teaching across the cirriculum

Facilitator Bio

Sue Palmer is a former Borders headteacher, literacy specialist and author of books on child , notably Toxic Childhood and 21st Century Boys. Research for her latest book Upstart: the case for raising the school starting age and providing what the under-sevens really need (Floris, 2016) inspired the Upstart Scotland campaign (

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