Jamie Grossmith

Dean Thompson Talk for Writing trainer

TfW Primary Consultant

Jamie Grossmith is based in Lincolnshire. He is available for training in Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and the East Midlands.

Jamie is a Talk for Writing trainer. Until December 2023, Jamie was Talk for Writing Lead Practitioner at a primary school in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

He was first introduced to Talk for Writing when he worked with Pie on the National Literacy Strategy pilot back in 2008. Since then, he has successfully used Talk for writing to raise English standards in two different primary schools. In his work as a Lead Literacy Teacher and a Specialist Leader of Education, Jamie has often supported schools in challenging circumstances. His enthusiasm for all aspects of Talk for Writing inspires, motivates and engages teachers and children alike.

Jamie has also worked with Pie Corbett on the Teaching Live programme.

Jamie can offer everything from personalised mentoring programs for individual teachers and/or leaders, to whole school professional development insets and packages. Training can focus on anything from current and practical Talk for Writing advice and tips, formative assessment strategies to developing whole school planning and the strategic dissemination of the approach.


“The session was totally engaging. Jamie is passionate, supportive, informative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.”Headteacher
“Jamie’s enthusiasm and knowledge is infectious. I’m enthused to teach writing again!”Teacher