Workshop Availability

I am experienced in speaking to groups of teachers, trainee teachers and students on various topics. Do get in touch if you might like me to deliver a session for you. Below are details of workshops I have conducted in the past/possible topics, but I am happy to discuss other ideas to suit your requirements.

To Students:

  • Eighteenth Century Changes in English
  • Language Diversity
  • Using Frameworks to Analyse a Range of Text Types
  • Grammar (big picture, or particular areas of concern can be agreed as a focus)
  • Language Change
  • Working in Non-Fiction Writing

To Teachers/PGCE Students:

  • Teaching A Level English Language
  • Teaching Language in KS3 and 4
  • Grammar: teaching students who’ve experienced the new KS2 syllabus
  • Showcasing Recent Reads in the Classroom to Promote Reading for Pleasure

Note that I am also delighted to be tutoring for Writing School East Midlands this academic year, and will be teaching a six-week evening class on Writing, Planning and Pitching Non-Fiction [not quite in that order!] in Leicester in the Spring term.

I’ve also had fun in the past few months delivering a bespoke grammar-focused session for my local SCBWI group (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), of which I am a member. As is frequently mentioned in the press (e.g. alongside discussion of the dreaded KS2 tests), writers often aren’t formally trained in grammar – and may well be self-conscious about it!