Five schools that were delivering the programme were compared with three matched comparison schools with similar proportions of pupils eligible for free school meals or on the SEN register. It included a series of 6 full days for school leadership teams project teams plus three whole school conferences "Big Days" to train teachers and teaching assistants.
However, the evaluation was not able to securely estimate the impact of the programme on academic attainment, and prior research evidence provides a mixed amount of support for the principles underlying the approach.
Observations took place in a small number of settings. In addition to the training and support for schools, the programme provided materials, resources, and guidance for staff development, planning and progression.
Love, K. Although schools had been working with the Talk for Writing team for a year when the second wave of questionnaires were released there was still a further five months of the programme to run.
References Alexander, R. Is there evidence of promise? Rehearsing orally is particularly useful for joint construction. Useful questions to encourage metacognition in writing include: From where did I get my ideas?