Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

Creativity in Literacy

Hosted by The Language for Life Alliance

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 4:30pm - 7:00pm, The Priory Ruskin Academy, Grantham, NG31 8ED


Keynote Speaker: Mary Myatt

The session will re-emphasise the importance of high quality talk both as a fundamental human right and as an essential plank for learning.  Mary will explore the interplay between reading, writing and talk and the extent to which James Britton's insight that 'writing floats on a sea of talk' is rhetoric or reality in our classrooms. 


Following the keynote there will be a series of workshops, delegates will be given the option to select two of the following workshops on booking: 

Led by:


Rooted in Reading

1. Rooted in Reading – the underlying principles

Steve Willshaw, Subject Leader of English, Priory Federation of Academies Trust and writer of the Rooted in Reading passports

2. Using Rooted in Reading to develop reading for pleasure in a secondary academy

Charlotte Humber, KS3 Lead in English, The Samworth Church Academy, Mansfield

English Speaking Union

3. Debating the evidence: why every school should have a culture of debate

Bob Saull, Education Programmes Senior Officer, English Speaking Union

4. High challenge, low-threat oracy activities for use across the curriculum

Bob Saull, Education Programmes Senior Officer, English Speaking Union

First Story

5. Ideas to get your school writing on National Writing Day 2019

Jess Tickell, First Story Regional Programmes Manager, East Midlands

6. Talking our way into creative writing

Anthony Cropper, author of An Accidental Memoir and First Story author

Please note all workshops will be running twice, except workshop 3 and 4 which will only be running once as outlined in the options on the booking form.  Workshop availability will be updated above, preference will be allocated as per the booking on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


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