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 offer one-off taster days, but one day will rarely lead to transformational change, if it is not followed up with focused support.

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

Consultancy and international training
A day’s consultancy in school 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. Talk for Writing training is also available internationally. Prices for international training differ to those for UK training. If your school is not based in the UK, please email

Download a list of training packages

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.

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