Book on a conference with Pie Corbett

Pie will be running five conferences with Jamie Thomas in England and Scotland in summer term 2022.


England - An Introduction to Talk for Writing in KS2

For Primary Headteachers, English Subject Leaders, and KS2 Teachers

This training will provide a coherent system for teaching writing in KS2 using the Talk for Writing approach. The day will be packed with practical strategies to develop children as confident writers.

Thursday 9th June, 2022

Thursday 16th June, 2022

Thursday 23rd June, 2022

What the training will cover

The training will:

  • Explore how to help children build up a store of writing techniques and patterns
  • Provide teachers with a bank of imaginative ideas for developing and improving writing
  • Consider the link between learning model texts, quality literature and great writing
  • Look at how spelling and grammar can be taught in relation to writing.
“So many fantastic ideas to take back to school to share with staff! I know the children will love this!”Feedback on An Introduction to Talk for Writing in KS2

Your Trainers

Pie Corbett Profile
Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett is an English educational trainer, writer, author and poet who has written over two hundred books. He is also known for promoting creative approaches in the classroom and has experience as a teacher, head teacher and Ofsted inspector.

Jamie - Talk for Writing trainer
Jamie Thomas

Jamie is the former Head of Warren Road Teaching School Alliance. He embedded Talk for Writing across Warren Road School and it proved to be by far the most successful whole school initiative undertaken. Jamie currently leads all elements of Talk for Writing training.

More information

A comprehensive delegate resource pack, including the presentation slides is provided on arrival. We sit delegates at cabaret-style tables to allow room to make notes. Video clips of teaching are used to illustrate examples of good practice and, throughout the day, the learning is visualised through the Talk for Writing ‘washing line’ technique.