Authentic Writers Making writing purposeful in every subject for every pupil

13th Nov 2019

Durham County Council
Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)
Cost £140 partner schools (£185 non-partner schools)
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Authentic Writers
Making writing purposeful in every subject for every pupil
Keynote speakers Gary Wilson (Raising Boys’ Achievement) Tom Martell and Louise Quinn (EEF)

Wednesday 13th November 2019
9am – 3.30pm, Durham Leadership Centre, Spennymoor, DL16 6YP

This conference will explore:

What disciplinary literacy is how to make writing within a subject purposeful and appropriate effective strategies to break through the barriers to boys’ achievement in literacy.

Target audience : literacy leaders (Key Stage 2 and Secondary); subject teachers (secondary)

Cost £140 partner schools (£185 non-partner schools)
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Keynote speakers Tom Martell and Louise Quinn (Education Endowment Foundation)

The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. EEF has produced literacy guidance documents to cover all key stages, including the most recent publication Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools which sets out seven recommendations related to reading, writing, talk, vocabulary development and supporting struggling students.

Keynote speaker Gary Wilson

As a teacher for over 27 years, Gary Wilson has led award-winning campaigns, written several books and delivered training in hundreds of schools on the issue of raising boys’ achievement. Gary endorses the power of the whole-school approach to motivate boys to achieve their full potential.

Agenda :

Introduction: setting the context for disciplinary literacy and making writing purposeful (Education Durham)
Keynote : Disciplinary literacy and writing in all subjects (KS2 and KS3) – Tom Martell and Louise Quinn (EEF )
Workshops : Disciplinary writing and the primary curriculum OR  EEF Secondary Literacy Guidance 

Keynote and workshop  with Gary Wilson :  Overcoming barriers with boys and writing
Next steps to make writing authentic for all subjects and all pupils



Durham Leadership Centre