Course Detail

Boys Writing Development: Awaken the Inner Writer | 28th April 2021 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm


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  • SKU: 28/04/2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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This practical workshop will help you to support children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to develop the physical skills needed to become confident writers and ultimately improve writing outcomes.

What will I learn?

During this session, we will:

  • Explore the effective skills needed to help children to progress along their mark making journey;
  • Recognise the signs of a reluctant writer and barriers to writing development in your setting; and
  • Explore practical ideas to help reluctant writers to engage in an inspiring writing community.

N.B. Delegates will be asked to complete a pre-course task prior to this interactive event which will support the evaluation and audit of your current writing provision.  Following this, there will be an opportunity for a network session to embed the principles and showcase your learning. 

To participate fully in this training, it is essential that you have a copy of the Mark Making to Writing Journey resource.  If you do not have a copy in your school/setting, please contact Bolton Start Well by telephone: 01204 338149 to make arrangements to collect a free copy from Harvey Start Well Centre.


Delivered by: Bolton Start Well Service, Quality and Outcomes Team


Who is this workshop for?

This course is aimed at EYFS Managers, Nursery Room Leaders, EYFS Leaders, Literacy Coordinators, Reception Teachers, Nursery Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Booking Arrangements

E-mail: if you need assistance when booking online.

Course delivery

This course will be delivered using a blended learning approach and will include a pre-course task sent out prior to this interactive session.  Access to the interactive session is via Microsoft Teams. 

Once you sign up for the course, you will be sent a welcome email with a link to view the pre-recorded element of the training, and any supportive pack appropriate to the training.  Should you need to, you will be able to pause the pre-recorded presentation while you view it or view it again using the same link. This link is intended for you only and should not be shared, copyright applies.

The online session on the 28th April 2021 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm via Microsoft Teams is an essential element of the training, an opportunity to get together with a member of the Start Well Communication and Language Development team and others following this course to ask questions, share good practice with your peers and complete the final element of the training.

You will be able to submit questions in advance via Please state the name and date of the session on any emails.

Please note, you can access Microsoft Teams via a tablet, computer or smart phone device and you can join as a guest if you do not have an account.  Alternatively, the Teams app can be downloaded for free onto a smart device prior to the event from the App Store or Google Play.

Commitments and Cancellations

As much of the training for this course will be delivered online and can be watched or accessed again following the online delivery, you will be deemed to have accepted the charge as soon as we send out the joining details, resources and/or meeting or training access codes.

If you withdraw from the training before you are issued with the resources or online joining instructions, the following sliding scale of charges will apply:

Calendar days’ notice before the start date of the course Fee applicable
29 calendar days or more No charge
Between 15 and 28 calendar days (inclusive) 50% of course fee
Between 1 and 14 calendar days (inclusive) Full course fee
Failure to attend Treated as late cancellation and full course fee will be charged

All requests to withdraw must be received in writing to with the date accepted as the date of the email.

Charges will become effective on the date when we issue the booking confirmation and Welcome email, unless we receive an undeliverable return, excluding any Out of Office notice.


If for any reason we are unable to deliver the training as agreed, we will notify all delegates booked onto the course as quickly as possible with a revised date.

A full refund will be given in the event that we cancel the training in full.

Prices are valid until 31st August 2021.