Talk for Writing Trainers
There is very high demand for training by the Talk for Writing 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.
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.
Talk for Writing works best as a whole-school approach. To develop and embed any approach effectively, schools should commit to a sequence of training. We offer one-off days, but one day will rarely lead to transformational change if it is not followed up with focused support. Download a list of training packages click here.
Training we offer
We offer training in the following areas.
• Introduction to Fiction Writing
• Introduction to Non-fiction Writing
• Teaching Reading - Talk for Reading
• Teaching Grammar and Spelling
• Independent Application and Invention
• Greater Depth in Reading and Writing
• Talk for Writing in… EYFS / KS1 / KS2
Our Talk for Writing Experts
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.