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Talk4Writing Trainers

There is very high demand for training by the Talk4Writing trainers. Please try to avoid requesting obvious training days at the start and end of every half term, as these are liable to be fully booked many months in advance. If you can opt for a mid-week day, then our consultants are much more likely to be able to help you.

Please select one of the trainers below to contact. If they cannot meet your request they will email you and offer alternative dates or forward you to an alternative consultant. See below for which consultants cover which areas and their current availability.

Trainer Costs

A day’s training with a school or small cluster from 9am to 3.30pm costs £1000 plus expenses for up to 60 delegates. If numbers exceed 60 then there is an additional fee of £20 per person. Many schools choose to join with others to share costs and give training greatest reach. Where training is being organised by a third party or the school is charging people to attend, the trainer’s fee is negotiable.

A day’s consultancy from 9am to 3.30pm costs £850 plus expenses. Many schools have found joint discussion and planning in clusters extremely beneficial and this would again reduce the cost.

Additional Information

Preference will be given to providing training for schools/clusters that are committed to a number of training days and in-school support, spread over several terms/years, as experience has shown that a long-term approach has the best chance of genuinely raising achievement.

When emailing to request training, please state where your school is and why the training is important to you.

Our Talk4Writing Experts

Maria Richards
Maria RichardsTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Maria is an experienced Literacy Consultant with a background in school improvement and raising standards. She has been involved in Talk for Writing for many years, delivering a variety of training and bespoke support to embed Talk for Writing into everyday practice.

Maria is available for training across the South East and South West of England, London, the Midlands and South Wales but will also travel to other parts of the country when possible. She is also available to work internationally.

Read Maria’s full profile here

Jane Ralphs
Jane RalphsTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Jane has worked at a senior level in education for the last twelve years, including eight years as Vice Principal and Head of Educational Standards at a large primary school. She is a previous winner of the National Teaching Awards ‘Primary Teacher of the Year’ in the Eastern region.

Jane is available for Talk for Writing school training, consultancy and school improvement across the Midlands, the east of England and London.

Read Jane’s full profile here

Alison Cooper
Alison CooperTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Alison has worked with Pie Corbett and Talk for Writing for a number of years, leading INSETs both at home and abroad. With a background in leadership and school improvement, Alison also works in a consultancy role with schools and leadership teams to support the implementation and development of Talk for Writing.

Alison’s work focuses on south west and southern England, including London, as well as the Midlands and South Wales. Alison is also available for international training.

Read Alison’s full profile here

James Walker
James WalkerTalk for Writing Primary Expert
James is lead on writing at Knowle Park Primary School one of our Talk for Writing training centres. He has worked extensively alongside Pie in a number of projects including Transforming Writing.

James is based in Bristol and is available for training days, consultancy work and school support across the country.

Read James’ full profile here

Kathryn Pennington
Kathryn PenningtonTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Kathryn is an experienced teacher, Assistant Head and Specialist Leader of Education. She has successfully implemented Talk for Writing within her own school and has a wealth of experience supporting and training other schools to develop the approach. Kathryn has worked closely with Julia Strong, leading a town wide project in Northampton.

Kathryn is available for training in Northampton, Northamptonshire, across the Midlands, east of England, London and further afield by request.

Read Kathryn’s full profile here

Emma Caulfield
Emma CaulfieldTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Emma is a teacher and Primary Literacy Consultant who has used Talk for Writing, to great effect, for several years. She specialises in Talk for Writing CPD: INSET, planning, coaching and one-to-one support.

Emma is based in the north west, but will travel to other parts of the country when possible.

Read Emma’s full profile here

Sue Cove
Sue CoveTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Sue is an experienced and knowledgeable Primary Literacy and Early Years Consultant who provides training throughout the country to schools, consortiums and local authorities.

Sue is available for training in the north of England.

Read Sue’s full profile here

Carol Satterthwaite
Carol SatterthwaiteTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Carol delivers training with individual schools and networks and leads workshops on behalf of local authorities.

Carol focuses on the North of England, North and South Wales and the Midlands. Most dates for the coming year are booked so planning ahead is advised. Carol is also available for international training.

Read Carol’s full profile here

Kaye Haywood
Kaye HaywoodTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Kaye led the development of literacy at the first Talk for Writing school in the country. Kaye is greatly experienced in Talk for Writing having embedded the approach in her own school with huge success.

Kaye is based in Cornwall and now works in Cornwall, Devon and the South West providing training, teacher support and whole school consultancy. Kaye is also available for international training.

Read Kaye’s full profile here

Joanne Haslam
Joanne HaslamTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Joanne was Lead Teacher at Warren Farm Primary in Birmingham, where she embedded Talk for Writing across the curriculum and established the school as a Talk for Writing Training Centre. Joanne has also delivered a range of bespoke training within several schools across the Midlands. This also involved working with senior leadership teams to develop action plans and monitoring and observing staff.

Joanne is based in the Midlands, but will travel to other parts of the country.

Read Joanne’s full profile here

Naomi Smales
Naomi SmalesTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Naomi is Literacy Subject Leader at Selby Community Primary. She has been responsible for successfully implementing Talk for Writing from nursery to Year 6 and has embedded the approach throughout the school. Naomi was an AST for 6 years delivering inset in schools across North Yorkshire.

Naomi delivers training at her school in Selby, North Yorkshire on open days and is also available for consultancy work, training sessions and personalised school support anywhere in the north.

Read Naomi’s full profile here

Francesca Beers
Francesca BeersTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Francesca has been involved with Talk for Writing for several years as both a class teacher and an AST in Bristol. She was Lead Practitioner at Knowle Park Primary School and in this role regular delivered Talk for Writing training and bespoke INSET for schools in Bristol and further afield. Fran now works at Easton Primary in Bristol.

Fran is now also available for consultancy work, training sessions and personalised school support anywhere in the world.

Read Francesca’s full profile here

Gareth Davies
Gareth DaviesTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Gareth is passionate about quality learning experiences for all children and has an in-depth understandingGareth and wealth of experience from Early Years through Primary and Higher Education. He has a proven track record of improving outcomes for children and has made notable contributions to school improvement, nationally, locally and within and across schools in both England and Wales.

Read Gareth’s full profile here

Dave Harry
Dave HarryTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Dave is an Assistant Head at Honiton Primary in Devon. He is responsible for literacy and storytelling in the school and has worked with Pie on a number of projects. Dave and his team have combined the Talk for Writing approach with drama for learning techniques to create unique, inspiring and rich narratives.

Dave is available for training days and one-to-one support across Devon, North Cornwall and West Dorset.

Read Dave’s full profile here

Dean Thompson
Dean ThompsonTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Dean is available for school training days, extended projects, consultancy and school improvement support across the Midlands, the East of England, South East and London. Dean is also available for International training and has supported the development of Talk for Writing in Australia.

Dean offers a range of tailored support packages across the primary age range including; Talk for Writing, Talk for Reading and Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling.

Read Dean’s full profile here

Emma Mann
Emma MannTalk for Writing Primary Expert
Emma is Assistant Headteacher, leading English, at Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School, a Talk for Writing Training Centre in Berkshire. She has developed a strong and consistent approach across the school and has worked with Pie on a number of projects, such as one focusing on the use of Talk for Writing techniques across the curriculum.

Emma is based in Slough and is available for training days, consultancy work and school support both at Penn Wood School and throughout the country.

Read Emma’s full profile here

Julia Strong
Julia StrongTalk for Writing Secondary Expert
Julia is the author of “Talk for Writing in Secondary Schools – How to achieve effective reading , writing and communication across the curriculum”. She offers Talk for Writing training to support literacy across the curriculum in the secondary sector.

Julia is available for training nationwide and her training consistently receives excellent feedback.

Read Julia’s full profile here

Pie Corbett
Pie CorbettTalk for Writing Creator
Pie’s training work is now generally focused on supporting Talk4Writing training schools and the Primary Writing Project rather than inset days for clusters of schools.

If you are looking to book an inset day please contact one of the consultants. Alternatively, if you would like training from Pie please book onto one of the conferences taking place in locations around the country.

Book on a conference with Pie

Talk4Writing Training Schools

As an alternative to inset training with a Talk4Writing Trainer we now also have a number of Talk4Writing training schools around the country. These schools have been selected because of their outstanding implementation of the Talk for Writing approach.

Training schools offer open mornings and open days which teachers can book on to in order to learn more about using the Talk for Writing approach and see it in action in the classroom.

Find out more about the schools and what they offer