"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


Training packages

Dates for your diary

11 November 2016 (full day course) 
Supporting Creative Writers: a course for primary Teaching Assistants (KS2)
Headingley, Leeds -- £165pp including lunch
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Training packages

These are the staff training packages that I currently offer. Some are specifically for teachers, some for teaching assistants and others will support both in developing their classroom practice.

I am more than happy to tailor the length and focus of all workshops to the needs of your staff. Where needed, I supply all art materials and resources.

All training packages are in line with the 2014 National Curriculum.

To request these workshop overviews in pdf format, click here.

To get booking information for a workshop, please click here or contact me at articulateeducation@gmail.com.

Planning for creative writing
'Becoming a DIY writer' series

Type: Primary teacher training
Length: 3 hours
Price: On enquiry

This workshop is ideal for NQTs and schools developing a creative approach to learning.




This practical workshop will guide your staff through the planning of a creative literacy unit including:
  • finding a suitable text;
  • developing children’s vocabulary through drama and discussion;
  • planning for writing, drafting, editing and assessing;
  • using art to inspire writing.





Using art to inspire literacy
'Becoming a DIY writer' series

Type: Primary teacher training
Length: up to 3 hours
Price: On enquiry

This workshop is ideal for aspirational schools who are looking to develop cross-curricular learning.



In this workshop, staff will:
  • explore techniques for using art to develop vocabulary;
  • learn how to use art to develop discussion and collaboration;
  • use art and illustration to give an imaginative purpose for writing. 



The analytical author
'Becoming a DIY writer' series


Type: Primary teacher training 
Length: up to 3 hours
Price: On enquiry


This workshop is ideal for schools who are looking to boost their attainment levels in writing or who want to develop their children further as authors.

In this workshop, staff will:
  • explore different types of editing strategies for writing;
  • learn techniques for diagnostic marking;
  • experience drafting and redrafting short texts.



Supporting creative writers (for Teaching Assistants) 
'Becoming a DIY writer' series

Type: Primary teacher assistant training
Length: up to 3 hours
Price: On enquiry

This workshop is a great opportunity for teaching assistants and support staff to develop their practice, learning strategies and techniques to support children with creative writing.

In this practical workshop, staff will:
  • learn simple techniques for developing themselves as writers;
  • explore the key processes for teaching and supporting creative writing;
  • learn how to explore themes and ideas in children’s books.