There are many benefits of creative writing, including improved health and wellbeing, positive destinations, and attainment across the curriculum through enhanced literacy skills. Scottish Book Trust designed this toolkit, aligned to How Good is Our School 4(this will open in a new window), to support schools embedding creative writing into their school environment and school improvement plan. It aims to be useful for practitioners and flexible to individual school aims and objectives.
You can view the toolkit contents within this web page, or download and print table layout and plain text versions below.
Creative writing planning and evaluation toolkit
A self-evaluation toolkit to support school improvement and embed creative writing into school life. Aligned to How Good is Our School 4.
How does it work?
The quality indicators (QIs) chosen are those agreed to be most relevant to creative writing. However, activities will often link to additional QIs from HGIOS? 4.
Challenge questions can be used by individual practitioners, but will lead to more meaningful reflection when used by groups of learners, staff, partners and other stakeholders to support a shared understanding of strengths and next steps.
Examples have been included of activities you undertake to that support that QI and how practitioners might address the challenge questions. However, practitioners have choice over their activities and this is not a checklist. Rather, it’s a starting point for you school creative writing journey.
1.2 – Leadership of learning
1.3 – Leadership of change
1.5 – Management of resources to promote equity
2.2 – Curriculum
2.3 – Learning, teaching and assessment
2.5 – Family learning
2.7 – Partnerships