The Writing Impact - How we know what has been learnt

The impact and measure of our writing curriculum at New Close is to ensure not only that children reach the age-related expectations set out by the English National Curriculum, but also to develop children into thoughtful and creative writers.

We assess children using our writing assessment grids, which link to the writing progression documents, three times a year. This is used to inform teacher planning, interventions and next steps in learning. Pupil Progress Meetings are held regularly and teachers are held to account for the reading progress of the children in their class.

We also subscribe as part of the Acorn Trust to the No More Marking Project, which is a national project to assess and moderate pupils’ writing within the Trust, and against a number of other schools.