Research and analysis

Evaluation of Every Child a Writer: report 1

This research evaluated the effects of Every Child a Writer on standards of writing, teaching, pupil's attitudes and perceptions in schools.



In 2008, the University of Exeter and the National Foundation for Educational Research were commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the Every Child a Writer (ECaW) initiative.

This research aimed to evaluate the effects of ECaW on:

  • standards of writing in the schools
  • teaching, of both class teachers and one-to-one tutors
  • pupils’ attitudes and perceptions
  • the whole school

It also how ECaW was implemented, including investigating processes which supported or hindered its effectiveness, and identified features of good or bad practice.