A blog of one’s own

By |March 6th, 2012|

(NOTE: I wrote this article originally for the National Literacy Trust website)

The three reasons I believe every teacher should consider setting up their own blog.

1. Teachers who write make better teachers of writing

A whole host of recent studies1 suggest teachers who write and who identify themselves as writers may be more effective as teachers of […]

Inspiring Writing – helping children find their inner writers

By |March 5th, 2012|

I originally wrote this article for the National Literacy Trust website.

As teachers, we are well used to teaching the mechanics of writing – punctuation, grammar and spelling, the shapes of different types of narratives – but do we, in all honesty, teach our children about what it is to be a writer? About the thrill of […]

Writing for the real world

By |September 30th, 2011|

Having returned to teaching after six years out in the ‘real world’ (as one school governor, who shall remain nameless, is wont to say) I was determined to bring a bit of the real world back into my teaching when I took the role as English Leader at a large primary just outside Slough.


For me, […]