An English Mastery programme

Writing Mastery


Teaching writing at Key Stage 3 can be challenging.

We know that many English departments nationally have fantastic literature curriculums at Key Stage 3, but how does their language teaching look? 

Teachers we work with have told us that student comprehension of vocabulary and grammar is a concern, and some Heads of Department report that their teams are not as confident in teaching language constructs compared to literature. 

This has massive implications for the development of these skills in students and will have repercussions on closing the word gap. A poor mastery of the fundamentals of language can often inhibit young people’s ability to say exactly what they mean and express how they feel. We want students to be able to articulate complex ideas with clarity, accuracy and creativity.

We're therefore delighted to announce the release of the Writing Mastery strand of our full English Mastery programme as a standalone offer.

Our Writing Mastery programme will provide English departments with a fully-resourced language curriculum that is designed to:

  • close the word gap through systemic instruction of tier 2 vocabulary
  • improve accuracy of writing through discrete grammar teaching.

The programme will support both experienced English teachers and non-specialists to confidently deliver their language lessons and improve student outcomes. 

Underpinned by extensive research around principles of instruction, deliberate practice and student motivation, the programme offers a comprehensive set of professional development resources to develop teachers’ understanding of syntax and grammar, helping them to attain a deep understanding of student comprehension.

The accompanying suite of curriculum resources allows students to focus on how language functions, and how to apply it in creative and imaginative ways.

The programme will launch in Spring 2021 - register below to find out more.

As with all our programmes, Writing Mastery includes everything that your team will need, including:

  • a well-sequenced and interlinked KS3 writing curriculum – ensuring students develop key skills
  • integrated training and professional development – helping the department to develop confidence in their writing mastery teaching 
  • a full suite of classroom planning and delivery resources – available on MyMastery in bite-sized units, for easy implementation.

Become an early adopter and save

Our full Writing Mastery programme will launch in Spring 2021. But if you sign up no later than 31st January 2021, we’re offering you the chance to become an early adopter and receive immediate support for a discounted rate.

Sign up to Writing Mastery now from just £1,350

To talk through the programme in more detail and receive a quote, email our friendly partnerships team on partnerships@arkcurriculumplus.org.uk or click below to book a call at a time that suits you.

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Covid-19 support for schools

As teachers ourselves, we understand how extraordinarily difficult this period has been for all schools. We have made some important changes to our mastery programmes this year to help support you in the months ahead.