Talk for Writing training – Online or in school

Talk for Writing (TfW) works best as a whole-school approach. To develop and embed any approach effectively, schools need to commit to a sequence of training, as outlined in the recommended training project PDF below.

In addition to the training package in the PDF below, we also offer tailored packages and bespoke consultancy to schools. Email to discuss training options.

Download the recommended training project PDF here

Contacting a trainer 
You can contact a trainer using the grid below and filtering by region. 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. Please be aware that 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.

An introduction to Talk for Writing 
If you are looking for an introduction to TfW, we offer online courses each term on different aspects of TfW. Our training centres also offer regular taster days where you can see TfW in action in school.

The introductory book that explains the Talk for Writing process is Creating Storytellers and Writers. This book is available to order via the online bookshop.

International and independent school training 
Talk for Writing works successfully in many schools across the world. If you are based in Australia, our partner organisation DSF Speld provide training on TfW’s behalf and can be contacted via

If you are in Switzerland or Northern Italy, our partner Elisabetta Mohwinckel provides EYs and KS1 second language training and can be contacted here.

Due to limited trainer capacity, our priority is currently working with UK state schools, but we do also provide training to independent and international schools when we can. There’s info on the link below.

International & Independent School Training Info