Staff: 100% Engaged

Staff: 100% Engaged


Write that Essay Whole School Improvement programme is a 3-year intervention to build staff capacity and lift writing performance across an entire school.  Manurewa High School principal Salvatore Gargiulo, with over 20 years experience as a high school principal, talks about the impact the whole school programme has had at his school.


Build Staff Capability

Central to the Write that Essay philosophy is teacher transformation.  Says Dr Ian Hunter:  ‘Teach a student to be a better writer and you change a life; teach a teacher to be a better writer and teacher of writing and you impact a generation.’

 At Manurewa High School all staff attended Dr Ian’s Academic Writing 101 Workshop, staff and students used the Write that Essay online programme and a series of targeted PD sessions with individual faculties and learning areas ensured staff had the kind of coal-face support required to make a difference. 


Case Study

Principal   Salvatore Gargiulo
Objective   Engage staff around writing improvement
Key Impact   Staff Capability