Creative Writers

Creative Writers – Effective planning, delivery and feedback that guides and inspires

This exciting course will enhance teachers’ classroom practice as they learn a range of effective strategies that work in unison to develop creative writers.

Course overview:

This wide-ranging course enables classroom practitioners to develop their pedagogy to nurture creative writers; through effective planning, delivery and feedback. The course begins by developing a shared understanding of what writing looks like in school and looking at the foundations of the planning process. We then move on to discuss how a cross-curricular/topic-based approach forms the basis on which to successfully teach writing, looking at practical examples of how this can be done. Participants will be able to take away examples from a range of year groups to use within their own settings. Once topic ideas are in place, we will then move on to establish how we can introduce a text to inspire and engage children of all abilities, giving them a context and an audience for writing. The final part of the course will focus on the guided writing process and how we can support and challenge; whilst still encouraging independence.

Who would this training be suitable for?

This course would be suitable for classroom teachers at all levels. It may also be of interest to English leads who are keen to develop the teaching of writing across the school.

Course Syllabus

  • Session 1: A Topic Based Approach to Teaching and Learning
  • Session 2: Utilising a Text to Support Context, Audience and Purpose
  • Session 3: Strategically Planning to Evoke Curiosity and Engagement
  • Session 4: The Guided Writing Process – How to Support, Not Tell
  • Session 5: Minimum Marking with Maximum Outcome

How Will I learn?

Face-to-Face: Two days training in school, held in August, October, February and April every year. For 2021 we will be offering this course online.

Online: The course spans five weeks. Every session will be 2 hours long and cover one module.

Each module will be accompanied by readings and practical assignments. Time will be given to provide professional feedback and advice, both individually and to the group.

Learning teams may decide to discuss the readings and topics before each session to allow more time for activities and discussion. Participants should plan to actively and fully engage in these activities to get the most out of this course.

Fees and payment plans

Registration deadline for summer online courses: End of June 2021 (or until the course reaches capacity)

Space on each course is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Once a course is full, it will be closed to further enrolment, and registrations received after this point will be placed on the waiting list.

Online Learning

  • Individual: £150 per participant
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates: £120 per participant


  • Individual Fee: rates for 2022 coming soon
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates: rates for 2022 coming soon

Payment Plans

  • All our courses are paid either in full or by installments.
  • Currency conversion rates to be calculated on registration day
  • The first installment is due at the time of registration, using any one of these payment options:

    1. Bank transfer: Contact and request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank transfer details.
    2. PAYPAL (send payment to
    3. Bank Deposit: Contact and request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank account details.

  • First instalments must be received within TWO weeks of the registration date, or the registration will be cancelled.
  • All instalments must be paid a maximum of two weeks before the course start date.

Cancellation Policy for Trainovate training programmes

  • Two weeks before the start of the course: 50% of the total cost per course is non-refundable.
  • Any time after: Entire cost per course is non-refundable.