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Talk4Writing Training School

Front Lawn Primary is a school that historically has been on a rapid improvement journey.  We went from Special Measures to Good in just four terms with the quality of our literacy teaching and writing highlighted in the report.  We are now progressing well on our journey to outstanding.

“Whole‐school involvement in a programme that links talking and writing has ensured that pupils’ achievement and enjoyment in writing has improved dramatically.”

“The good links made between talking and writing encourage the development of vocabulary and stimulate pupils’ writing. Boys in particular respond very well to this approach.”

“In writing lessons, teachers focus extremely well on developing pupils’ vocabulary, both creative and technical, which ensures pupils enjoy writing and make strong progress in this aspect.”

Here is our story so far…


At the southern edge of England, in a land of low attainment and deprivation, a taggle of teachers were striving endlessly to escape the clutches of Special Measures. Despite using many strategies and tools, the quest for a kingdom filled with little heroes keen to write and make excellent progress seemed an impossibility. Unexpectedly, a vision appeared to the rulers of the land, of a figure in a wide brimmed hat. Could he be the key that unlocks the secret to success? Determined, the path ahead was clear: Imitate, Innovate, Invent. Without warning, the land was filled with the chanting of tales and from the kingdom, Knights of Front Lawn began to emerge; regaling each other with stories of gallant progress. Although the quest continues, the knights – bound by their duty to unleash every child’s full potential ‐ strive to release the inner author in everyone.

story book

Front Lawn Primary is offering the chance to see teaching in a range of year groups, children’s work and examples of planning as well as meeting with literacy leaders to discuss any aspect of T4W.



Training is aimed at Headteachers, teachers, subject leaders and TAs. We are happy to welcome individuals or teams.


Current dates

We are hosting training on various dates throughout the year (check the website for dates)

If you would like to discuss individual training needs please email kate.couldwell@flpa‐

Talk for Writing. The approach is in booklet form.

T4W in our conference room and in action in the classroom.

T4W training is available via our outreach program to your school in your school.

Washing Lines to scaffold learning

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