Book on a conference with Pie Corbett and Jamie Thomas

Pie Corbett and Jamie Thomas will be running eight conferences in England, Wales and Scotland in 2023.

An Introduction to Talk for Writing in EYs & KS1

For Primary Headteachers, English Subject Leaders, and EYs, KS1 Teachers

This training will provide a coherent system for teaching writing in EYs & KS1 using the Talk for Writing approach. The day will be packed with practical strategies to develop children as confident writers.

Thursday 11th May, 2023

The content of this conference is modified to cover the Northern Irish education system's FS and KS1.

Thursday 18th May, 2023

Friday 19th May, 2023

Friday 26th May, 2023

Wednesday 7th June, 2023

Ashford, Kent
Thursday 15th June, 2023

Thursday 22nd June, 2023

The content of this conference is modified to cover the Scottish education system's P1, P2 and P3 rather than KS1.

Wednesday 28th June, 2023

Thursday 29th June, 2023

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.

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.


Conference places cost £215 per person +VAT. (Schools can reclaim VAT).

The only exception to this is the London event. The London conference costs £235 per person +VAT.

“So many fantastic ideas to take back to school and share with staff! I know the children will love this!”Feedback on An Introduction to Talk for Writing in EYs and KS1

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.