Wednesday 08 February 2017
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Gateshead NE9 5UR

This conference will give you and your staff the opportunity to attend a full day of professional development to reflect on how we can help every child to learn to write well by the time they leave primary school.
The session is sponsored by Oxford University Press and organised and supported by educationGateshead, Gateshead Council.

During the day we will have the opportunity to look at in detail:

  • How we can build a culture of writing in our schools
  • How to create a rich and motivating curriculum for writing
  • How to structure writing lessons across the primary phase so every child achieves well
  • Effective, practical strategies for teaching writing

Who is it for: Primary Heads, DHT, Primary Literacy Subject Leaders/SLT members (*Max 2 delegates per school)
Cost: £60 SLA/£75 Non-SLA (*This is a not for profit charge to cover the venue, refreshment & admin costs)
Registration: 8.30
Times: 9.00-3.00

James Clements works as an independent English adviser, supporting schools and local authorities across the country to develop the teaching of reading, writing and drama. He is the creative director of Shakespeare and, a not-for-profit organisation that supports the teaching of English in primary schools ( He is also the director of education at an academy trust in London. Prior to this, James worked as a senior leader at an outstanding inner city primary school. He was a local authority Lead Teacher, leading training and supporting teaching and learning across a network of schools. James was consulted on the 2014 National Curriculum for English and is part of the DfE’s English Expert Subject Group.


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