UKLA Viewpoints: Writing
UKLA believes that writing is not a skill; it’s a craft.
Writers are ‘moved’ to teach, persuade or influence, entertain, paint with words, reflect, to make a record or get something done. Writing, then, is our thoughts, feelings, imaginings, beliefs, values and actions – our lives.
In order to develop as writers, children need:
- teachers who are writers
- experience of a wide range of texts
- opportunities to talk about what they write before, during and after writing
- experience of writing for a range of purposes.
You can download the full UKLA Viewpoint on writing to the right of this page.