"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


Work with me

With almost 10 years of experience working in a diverse range of primary schools, I have the fresh ideas that can give some sparkle to the way your school teaches writing.

So, how might we work together? Most of the schools I work with have one of these five things in mind when they contact me.

Take a look at each and decide which is the best fit for your school the scroll down to the bottom to see what is next!




This is the most common starting point. You've got a great teacher and a smart class of children - they are just not feeling it when it comes to writing.

After getting to know your teachers, I would be able to offer a whole range of exciting, engaging and meaty literacy projects that cannot fail to get even the most skeptical class engaged. Whether it is taking a bite of the most blood-thirsty chunks of Shakespeare or exploring powerful issues together, I have a knack for getting tricky classes writing.

Click here and see our all-action take on Macbeth!

Is this what you need? If so, scroll down to the bottom to contact me.





So you have a group of talented children who are champing at the bit for a real challenge but you don't always have time in class to give them what they need? No problem. I have lots of experience helping high-flyers fly higher. 

The remedy? Make them artistic directors. For the most talented, we don't just write: we collaborate. Instead, we think about what an audience wants before launching into creative projects such as scripting and shooting movies, creating an audio collection of spooky tales or designing an installation of art and writing. 

Click here to watch our film 'Roseo and Julius' to give you a better idea of what this looks like!

Is this what you need? If so, scroll down to the bottom to contact me.





This is something every teacher will understand: how do you engage children who find literacy tricky, are new to English or just don't enjoy it?

For this, a fresh perspective can do the world of good and this is something I can certainly offer. A sure winner is my range of Star Wars writing workshops. Using graphic novels, film and music, I can show children how to craft their own mini Star Wars episodes bringing their favourite characters to life or inventing new ones.

Click here to take a listen to a Star Wars audio story written in one of my workshops!  

If Star Wars isn't your thing, I have other things sure to engage young reluctant writers. Whether it is exploring the mysteries of unknown islands, discovering the secret of the haunting birdman or crossing Niagara falls in a barrel, I have ideas that will inspire all children.

Here are just a few examples:




Is this what you need? If so, scroll down to the bottom to contact me.





Your school is on track academically, but you want to offer the children more creativity in the timetable?

Some schools like to have someone creative around and the children in my partner schools have really enjoyed having creative time. Whether it is weekly art classes, a film making club, coordinating art and design projects - I can definitely offer you what you need. 

This can be done as a half or full day - over a half term, term or full school year.

To give you an idea, look at this whole class set of Viking artwork done with Year 5. Superb!
 

 
Is this what you need? If so, scroll down to the bottom to contact me.





You're staff are enthusiastic but they don't know where to start with Shakespeare.
Maybe your teachers are looking for a new way to approach topics such as migration, identity and racism.
Or, perhaps there is something you need to get right before your next inspection.

The staff training sessions that I have delivered have been really well received (even on the first day back....). Don't take my word for it either - you can see the feedback that I have received from teachers and trainee students by clicking here.

All training sessions are custom designed to your school's needs for half a day, a full day or something more regular. As well as teachers, I also offer training specially designed for Teaching Assistants and support staff.

Here are some examples of training offered in the past:



  
Is this what you need? If so, scroll down to the bottom to contact me.




Well, I always enjoy a challenge! If there is something else you have in mind, feel free to contact me and we can see how I can help.

Scroll down for contact details. 





The price for workshops depends on what your school needs, how many children it is for and how often you'd like me to work with you. I always customise packages for what works best for your school.

Teaching packages generally range from £150 - £300. Training packages are usually between £300 to £600.




If you're thinking of working with me, the first step is to schedule a get-to-know-you meeting where I can meet you and we can discuss how you want to work together. No hard sell though, promise.

To get started, email me at articulateeducation@gmail.com and we can arrange to meet. If you've received an email from me before, just click reply. For other ways to contact me, click here.

I look forward to meeting you!

Stefan

 Hi! I'm Stefan and I am a specialist teacher 
in primary creative writing. I work with interesting,
creative schools to inspire their
children to write!

Find out more about me here.