Talk for Writing training
– Online or in school

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Our training can take place either as interactive online workshops or in school on staff training days. 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 training projects PDF below.

Download training projects PDF here

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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 https://dsf.net.au/.

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

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

 

UK consultants

International consultants