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Grammar for Writing: Shaping Policy and Practice

The study builds on the findings of the Grammar for Writing? project and sets out to develop these findings with professionals and policymakers. The project has three key aims:

Firstly, the project will seek to bridge the research-practice interface by working collaboratively with a small number of English departments, using the successful intervention pedagogy, and supporting teachers in using it to address their own learners’ needs. This will address the question: What are the main themes, issues and concerns in professionals' discussion of the role that this research suggests grammar can play in a pedagogy of writing?

Secondly, the project will seek for broader national impact through the holding of a National Stakeholders Conference, bringing together practitioners, researchers, advisors, teacher educators, inspectors and policymakers to engage in critical discussion about the policy and practice implications of our research. This will address the question: What are the opportunities and barriers to engaging professionals and policymakers in the policy implications of this research?

Thirdly, the project team will develop a set of commercial teaching resources, drawing on the successful pedagogy of the intervention, and informed by the outcomes of the collaborative work with schools, to generate maximum access for English teachers.