At Even Swindon Primary School, we are writers.

We believe that an experience-rich, purposeful English curriculum will equip children with an eloquent command of the English language. Children will be inspired to speak, read and write fluently and articulately so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions effectively. 

We have carefully designed our English curriculum so that pupils develop a deep understanding and love for the English language and therefore, have the skills and techniques to communicate to a variety of audiences, for a multitude of real-life purposes.    

We strive to inspire our pupils to produce purposeful writing with high-quality vocabulary, which draws upon their experience-rich learning in both written and spoken forms. Our children will become coherent writers, who can demonstrate a wide range of knowledge for both the grammatical content of the English language, as well as drawing upon the real-life context for which they are writing.



We believe high quality learning in English has been achieved when pupils can thoughtfully plan and write a piece of work which shows an awareness of the reader and purpose.  Children achieve this when they recognise and discuss how different styles of writing have different purposes, select skills and vocabulary that are relevant to the genre of writing and have maximum effect and evaluate their own and others’ work. Children will be able to use writing as a means of self-expression and as a tool to achieve its chosen purpose.

This will be evident through children’s engagement in lessons and their ability to talk knowledgably and enthusiastically about both reading and writing.  Children will show enthusiasm when learning new vocabulary and will be able to discuss and use it in their own work.  There will be displays around the school demonstrating children’s writing and children will be making proactive choices to use different writing skills relevant to their current piece of work.

The impact of our English curriculum will be overseen by the subject leader(s) through learning walks, team teaching, book looks, pupil and staff voice, planning feedback, CPD delivered through both staff meetings and courses and ongoing data analysis.