The Impact of Writing at AJA

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


All aspects of English are an integral part of the curriculum. By the end of Year Six our pupils will be able to write clearly and accurately; they will be able to adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.


Our pupils will acquire a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Pupils of all abilities will be able to succeed in all English lessons because work will be appropriately scaffolded and meet the specific needs of all learners. Pupils will enjoy writing across a range of genres and they will have a wide vocabulary that they use within their writing. Our pupils will have a good knowledge of how to adapt their writing based on the context and audience; they will leave school being able to effectively apply spelling rules and patterns they have been taught.


Skills taught in the English lesson are transferred into other subjects; this shows consolidation of skills and a deeper understanding of how and when to use specific grammar, punctuation and grammar objectives. Pupils have a strong sense of ownership of their writing. They are able to identify mistakes in their own writing and are able to use a bank of strategies to help them to edit and improve their own work. Skills progression (spelling, grammar and punctuation) throughout the school is evident in children’s books.


We hope that as children move on from us to further their education and learning that their creativity, passion for English and high aspirations travel with them and continue to grow and develop as they do. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education.

Alvaston Junior Academy

Elvaston Lane, Alvaston, Derby DE24 0PU

Andy Dunn: Principal

01332 571321