Samantha Reed-Drake

Dean Thompson Talk for Writing trainer

TfW Primary Expert


Based in Oxfordshire. Available for training in the south and south east.


Samantha is a deputy head teacher at St George’s CofE Primary school in Battersea and a Talk for Writing trainer.

She has led TfW at St George’s for the last 10 years. St George’s is a Talk for Writing training school in one of the most deprived areas of London and has supported many schools in their development of TfW.

Talk for Writing has been instrumental in transforming teaching and learning at St George’s and as such Samantha is passionate about ensuring all children are given the same opportunities to thrive.

Samantha also works for the National English Hub as a Literacy Specialist helping to support schools with all aspects of their English curriculum.

samantha.reed-drake@talk4writing.com