Training, CPD & School Improvement

We offer a wide variety of high-quality and research-rich CPD. This includes teacher workshops and our school residency programme. We value our long-term and close affiliations with schools and other stakeholders. The schools we work with share our commitment to longstanding and embedded CPD and to providing pleasurable, satisfying and effective writing teaching. For more information on becoming one of our school affiliates, please email us at

School Residencies

When we do residencies in schools, we will visit for several days to work with senior-leadership, teachers and children. Over the course of our time with you, we provide after-school teacher workshops, teacher mentoring and will teach exemplar lessons for teachers to observe. We spend a lot of time observing and mentoring teachers in their classrooms and provide each teacher with their own summary report. Once the residency is over, we encourage schools to engage in our self-study modules, working-group meetings and action-research projects. We ensure we maintain contact with our school affiliates over the long-term and continue to make ourselves available to staff who need us without extra cost. We see this as embedded CPD and is based on what research tells us is the most effective type of teacher development.

Multi-Day Teacher Institutes

We have created our out of term-time institutes so that teachers can come together and enjoy a ‘working holiday’ learning about different aspects of teaching writing and can network and enjoy the company of like minded colleagues. We have found that these ‘working holidays’ can be particularly attractive to schools who are committed to improving children’s writing experiences and outcomes but may have limited budgets. We have found that senior leadership teams are very willing to pay or heavily subsidise teachers’ participation in these institutes.

INSET Workshops

Growing a whole school of extraordinary writers: the pursuit of world-class writing teaching.

Teachers’ Writing Retreats

Our writing retreats provide an opportunity to spend time with like-minded colleagues, develop your writing craft, and consider how to deliver great writing teaching.

Keynotes And Conference Workshops

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