"I believe I have seen a genuine correlation between children involved in the ARTiculate workshops and target children making Age Related Expectation (ARE)...Every child benefited with progress, clearly evident in their school books."
Simon, Y4 Teacher, Leeds

"Raised pupil's writing by at least 1 sub-level - developed their ability to apply knowledge. Hopefully we will see ARTiculate in our school again!"
Andrew Howdle, Literacy Coordinator

"Very inspirational and creative - lots of new ideas to improve writing and unlock children's imaginations."
Nadia, Year 4 teacher


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

"Excellent, inspiring, thought-provoking!" - ARTiculate Teacher Training Day

Course title: Becoming a DIY Writer by Stefan Kucharczyk
Venue: Pudsey Lowtown Primary School, Leeds
Monday 5th September 2016

Forget the back-to-school, doom and gloom Facebook memes, the start of a new term is a chance to bounce around new ideas and get back to being creative (even if it doesn't seem like that at 7am in the morning). 

What better way to get started than spending time discussing ideas for writing with the wonderful staff at Pudsey Lowtown Primary in Leeds.

I was asked to deliver a teacher training session focused on embedding the writing process, especially how to get children in a position to write and how to help them edit and redraft their work afterwards.

The school are embarking on a new direction with their literacy planning this half term, using picture books as inspiration for getting children acting, talking and writing. To prepare them, we looked at ways to unlock the mysteries of Armin Greder's chilling tale, The Island. 

The staff loved the practical ideas of this workshop. Year 2 teacher Lizzie reflected that "all of it was relevant and fabulous"while another member of staff commented that the training offered inspiring support for writing - a subject they found difficult to teach. Teaching assistants also found the training constructive with one delighted that "the training will help [her] pre-teach children on the journey to becoming more fluent, creative writers." 

It was an incredibly positive afternoon and thanks to everyone for getting involved!


Would you like "inspirational, practical, interesting" training on writing for your school? See my staff training workshops page or email me for details!