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Non-Fiction Conferences 2024

Talk for Writing – Developing confident and creative non-fiction writers

Presented by Pie Corbett and Jamie Thomas

What the conference will cover

This training will provide a coherent system for teaching non-fiction writing using the Talk for Writing approach.

The day will be packed with practical strategies for creating successful non-fiction writers at both KS1 and KS2. We’ll learn the importance of content, expression and structure within non-fiction writing, as well as how short-burst writing can be used to develop a young writer’s ability to manipulate their audience and write for different purposes. We’ll also explore how to use toolkits to drive composition.

Delegates will leave with an understanding of how to develop children’s ability to be powerful and clear non-fiction communicators.


£225.00 + VAT per delegate (London event: £245.00 + VAT per delegate). A 10% discount is available on all places when a school books more than one delegate on the same course.

Tuesday 14th May, 2024

Thursday 6th June, 2024

Tuesday 11th June, 2024

Wednesday 12th June, 2024

Thursday 27th June, 2024

Friday 28th June, 2024

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 to expect

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.

Conference timings

  • 8.45 – 9:15 - Registration, refreshments and a chance to look at the bookshop

    Note: The conference will start promptly at 9:15. Please try to arrive by 9:00 in order to allow time to register and find yourself a seat in the conference room.

  • 9:15 – 11:00 - Session 1
  • 11:00 – 11:20 - Break
  • 11:20 – 1:00 - Session 2
  • 1:00 – 1:45 - Lunch
  • 1:45 – 3:15 - Session 3
  • 3:15 - Conference ends