Emma Mann

Emma Mann Talk for Writing Trainer

TfW Primary Expert.

Emma is a keen advocate of Talk for Writing and is passionate about its impact on children’s reading and writing.

She has played a key role in the development of Talk for Writing at Penn Wood Primary School in Slough and currently leads English. Penn Wood serves a socially and economically deprived community and through the successful implementation of Talk for Writing, the school has raised standards in all subject areas.

Through involvement in Talk for Writing research projects with Pie, Emma has explored the use of TfW techniques in curriculum areas beyond English, as well as developing progression within Writers toolkits.

Emma has presented at conferences for large audiences and can provide bespoke INSET & training. Training can be provided at Penn Wood so that delegates can see Talk for Writing in action or in other school contexts.


“Superb knowledge, interactive and based on first-hand experience – it was wonderful to hear from teachers who actually practise this.”Teacher
“Very slick delivery with great resources and handouts. There were opportunities to discuss with each other and it was unthreatening and supportive in what is quite a daunting undertaking.”Teacher
“It’s been a wow day! From the walkabouts, to the lessons, to trying out the activities.”Teacher
“An amazing day indeed. I feel inspired by your staff and children. So many issues openly and comprehensively covered. Most encouraging and informative.”Teacher