National Improving Writing Programme

The National Improving Writing Programme got underway in November 2022 with 5 local authorities working on improving Curriculum for Excellence first level writing attainment - Aberdeen City, Argyll & Bute, East Lothian, Perth & Kinross and Shetland.

The programme aims to improve writing attainment in identified P4 and P5 classes with a view to building an infrastructure for sustainable spread beyond the initial programme timeline.

Participants will:

  • Be supported to implement the components of a successful writing bundle
  • Have the opportunity to learn skills and techniques to improve writing attainment in their classroom
  • Gain Quality Improvement knowledge
  • Have the opportunity to share insights and collaborate with practitioners across a national platform

Local authorities will be supported to develop an infrastructure for successful spread of this work.

Wave 1 Cohort 1 have completed their 12-week programme and are now in the process of moving from time-bound QI intervention to ongoing maintenance of quality in their delivery of writing. An Implementation and Sharing Event brought us all back together in February 2023 to celebrate the impact and develop our next steps as a network. Many participants have shared with us the transformational impact this programme has had on their approach to writing and crucially they are recording impact in attainment for children.​


​Each of the five local authorities are now leading their own local delivery of the programme (Wave 1, Cohort 2) to spread this theory of change in a systematic way.

Recruitment for Wave 2 will begin in March.​

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