Year 1 - Progress in 7 weeks
Year 1 - progress since using I am a Clever Writer 8th March - 30th June
Year 1 - writing Progress in one year (including a lockdown!)
Year 2 - 4½ Term's Progress in 2½ Terms
We are very proud of our ‘Clever Writer’ Schools and the journey we support them with.
Headteachers, SLT and Teachers are astonished at the standards that can be achieved so quickly in writing across all ability levels.
Pupils are very enthusiastic about their learning. The recent changes leaders have made to the way teachers teach subjects mean that the pupils are now doing very well in their learning. This includes in writing, where they have made rapid improvements this year after low standards and progress in in previous years.”
Ofsted report, Ladypool school, Birmingham. May 2023
“We introduced the Clever Writer approach to our school, this year, and it has had an extremely positive impact on both teacher subject knowledge and writing standards across the school.
Sarah, has delivered whole school training professionally and effectively with her subject knowledge shining through. Everyone in the school is clear of the expectations, in writing, and what is needed to be successful. Through joint planning sessions, with class teachers from year 1-5, Sarah is able to give regular impact and astute feedback to facilitate learning sequences where the match and pitch of objectives meet the learners’ needs. Teachers are very pleased with the impact Sarah has had on their planning and are happy to be challenged through professional conversations.
The pupils have a positive attitude to writing and benefit from having the Clever Writer checklist to refer to. They have increased confidence and take real pride in their work.
I would thoroughly recommend the ‘I am a Clever Writer’ approach and Sarah’s delivery of it. Her passion and knowledge of writing is evident from the moment you meet her. As a school, we are looking forward to continue working with her going forward.”
Mr Adam Spencer – Deputy Headteacher, St Andrew’s CE School, Evesham
“We have been working with Sarah from ‘I am a Clever Writer’ for about 4 months and the progress and development has been amazing.
Initially, Sarah led staff meetings on the approach and supported us in building a clear writing progression that could be understood by the children and the staff. The children’s engagement and desire to learn has been impacted following the CPD during PPA time. We have seen rapid and sustained progress. We are proud to be a Clever Writer School.”
“We’ve been using ‘I am a Clever Writer’ for almost the whole yearly cycle now and are thrilled with the clear progress being made across the school. Most impressive is the increased level of children’s engagement which was almost instant and improvements in their writing composition and attainment followed closely. ‘I am a Clever Writer’ has empowered children to engage fully with the writing process, talking about their writing and the tools they can use to make sure they are ‘clever writers’. They are writing with confidence and increasing accuracy and we can’t wait to see where the journey takes us in the long-term.”