Talk for Writing training
– Online or in school

Our training can take place either as an interactive online workshop or as an Inset training day in school. Talk for Writing works best as a whole-school approach. To develop and embed any approach effectively, schools should commit to a sequence of training – as outlined in the training packages below. We do offer one-off taster days that introduce the main themes, but one day of training will rarely lead to transformational change if it is not followed up with subsequent support.

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In school training for UK state schools 
An Inset taster day of training with a school or small cluster from 9am to 3.30pm costs £1250 plus expenses for up to 50 delegates. If numbers exceed 50, then there is an additional fee of £50 per person.

Online training for UK state schools
A day of online training is made up of 5 hours of training. The day is usually four sessions of 1 hour 15 mins, with at least a 20 minute break between each session. The sessions could be spread over one day or split into two different days, subject to a trainer being available. Online training costs £1250 for up to 50 delegates.

A day’s consultancy in school or online from 9am to 3.30pm costs £850 plus expenses. Where training is being organised by a third party or the school is charging people to attend, the trainer’s fee is negotiable. 

International and Independent School training
Talk for Writing works successfully in many schools across the world. If you are an International School, Independent School or other organisation interested in a Talk for Writing training package, email for a quote.

Training we offer:

  • Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Introduction to Non-­fiction Writing
  • Talk for Reading
  • Teaching Reading through Talk for Reading
  • Teaching Grammar and Spelling
  • Independent Application and Invention
  • Greater Depth in Reading and Writing
  • Talk for Writing in EYFS
  • Talk for Writing in KS1
  • Talk for Writing in KS2
  • Secondary Level

Meet our Talk for Writing experts

Browse the list of Talk for Writing trainers below. You can search for a specific name or filter by the region they cover. Click on a trainer for their profile and contact details.

When emailing to request training, please state where your school is located. If a trainer cannot meet your request, they will offer alternative dates or forward your request to another trainer. There is very high demand for training on days at the start and end of each half term. These dates tend to be booked around a year in advance.

All Trainers
London and South East England
South West England
West Midlands
East Midlands
East of England
Yorkshire and the Humber
North East England
North West England
North Wales
South Wales