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Training packages

Spring 2018 training courses!

All courses are priced at £140pp (includes lunch and resources) at a high-quality venue in north Leeds. Be an Early Bird and book one of the first 6 places on each course for £100pp!

12 January 2018 - Using quality texts in primary literacy, Leeds, full day
26 January 2018 - Using film in primary literacy, Leeds, full day  
2 February 2018 - Supporting creative writers (for primary TAs) - Leeds, full day
9 February 2018 - No fear Shakespeare for primary schools, Leeds, full day
 *Dates may be subject to change.

What training does ARTiculate offer?

I currently offering these training packages for primary schools. Click on each course to see more.

Using film to teach literacy
Using quality texts
Supporting creative writers (primary teaching assistant training)
All the World's a Stage: no fear Shakespeare

Have something particular in mind?

I am more than happy to tailor the length and focus of all workshops to the needs of your staff and budget. Email Stefan at to find out more!

Training course summaries
Email Stefan at for more info about any training course.

This hands-on workshop is designed to support teachers in incorporating film into their literacy teaching.

In this practical workshop, staff will:
  • Learn techniques for using film to inspire children’s writing
  • Learn how to analyse elements of film making
  • Explore aspects of film such as camera shots and sound
  • *School-based training only* Design and make short films

This training is ideal for schools who want to engage their children with a range of challenging texts and bring high-quality literature into the classroom.

In this practical workshop, staff will:
  • Become familiar with a range of high-quality texts suitable for KS1 & KS2
  • Learn strategies for exploring texts through drama and discussion
  • Explore how texts can be used to inspire writing and learning across the curriculum


This workshop is a great opportunity for teaching assistants and other support staff to learn strategies to support individuals and groups to make progress in writing.

In this practical workshop, staff will:
  • learn practical techniques for helping children make progress in writing
  • explore the key processes for teaching and supporting creative writing
  • learn how to explore themes and ideas in high-quality texts

Designed by teachers for teachers, this workshop will guide your staff in bringing Shakespeare’s plays to life in your school. 

In this practical workshop, staff will:
  • Experience how Shakespeare can be made accessible for KS1 & KS2
  • Get to grips with using Shakespearean language
  • Explore a range of plays using drama, discussion and writing  
  • Receive planning materials to implement teaching across your school 

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