Inset & Courses
Write Inspired can be booked as a day Inset - full of practical and inspirational ideas, it will give all staff a solid understanding of the Write Inspired methodology.
If you would like Write Inspired to run a course as part of your cluster or conference to more people see below for details.
'After 20 years of teaching this was without doubt the most inspirational and interesting course I have ever attended.' Teacher, Spinney Avenue School, Widness
'Learning is alive! The best training day I have ever been on...' Delegate Write Inspired Day Junior School Leidschenveen, The Hague
'So Inspiring - a fantastic day.' Teacher, Amesbury Primary School
Write Inspired Inset
The Write Inspired Inset provides all staff with a tried and tested methodology, developed by teacher and creator of the the method Philip Davis, to bring energy, pace, purpose and vitality back to the teaching of writing. Philip draws on his experience as a teacher and consultant to give teachers a way of working that will inspire even the most reluctant of writers.
Highly practical and full of innovative ideas to take back to the classroom. This course will motivate and inject energy into the way you approach the teaching of writing in school.
Sound, image, orgainsation of ideas, divergent thinking, imagination - this course will inspire!
What people say -
'Absolutely loved it - fun, informative and inspiring.' Teacher Cedars Primary School, Blackburn
'Outstanding day - brilliant and practical!' Headteacher, Suffolk Headteachers conference
'Fantastic Inspiring Inset!' Teacher Chesterfield School×
Introduction to Write Inspired
A great value alternative to the usual Inset day - offering training through classroom demonstration and a twilight Inset. Giving teachers a solid understanding of the methodology and practical application. Don't forget to look at the films section to see Write Inspired in action.
Many schools say that they want to experience Write Inspired in the classroom to understand the practical applications as well as having an overview of the core principles. This introduction gives you 3 days of Philip Davis working with classes in school as well as a twilight inset of 2 hours. It will give all staff and children a complete introduction to the workings of Write Inspired.
Visit Films to see Write Inspired in action.
The sessions can be run with all classes
Each session must be a minimum of 1 hour for KS 1 and 1.30 hrs for KS Foundation stage need at least 45 mins.
There can be up to 4 sessions each day depending on timetable.
Example Write Inspired sessions
Gathering ideas from visuals and sounds to create poetry or story
Using sonic identity to build a story or poem
Building a sonic forest
Creating three dimensional characters from sound
Visualising sounds and using the resulting work as inspiration for writing
Building divergent thinking skills using objects
Understanding how to build ideas on special maps. Using these as templates for story
Improvisation of ideas with rhythms, drones and melody×
The Sonic Classroom
A one day Inset looking at how sound can be used as inspiration for creative writing and self expression.
This course looks at the incredible power of sound to inspire. You will discover -
- The three main responses to sound that inspire ideas - Physical, Emotional and Visual
- The power of sonic identity
- How to use subjective audio qualities give rise to beautiful language
- How to write sonic poetry
- How to use simple beat to help language come alive
- The power of the musical drone to make the written word fly
- How to visualise sound and use the outcomes
- How to create a sonic forest
- How to build characters from a sound
- The divergent nature of sound and how it sparks the imagination
and much more...
As with all our Inset days this course comes with one copy of the Write Inspired Teachers manual. Additional copies are available for £12 each. The book comes with digital content to use in the classroom.
Included in this course are three copies of the Sounds Inspirational CD - a collection of 52 sounds×
The Dynamic Classroom
This course provides teachers with simple effective ways to build a more dynamic environment in the classroom using movements, rhythms and melody.
Learning is a dynamic process - full of energy and movement from one concept to another.
Often this energy is lost in a weight and lethargy within the classroom. The day will show how building a more dynamic classroom increases immersion and engagement in all learning.
The techniques can easily be applied to Literacy, Science and Maths sessions.
There will also be a focus on bringing mindfulness to learning. This reduces stress and anxiety and also has a positive effect on behaviour.×
Create your own course
If you would like to book Write Inspired to run workshops or day/half day courses at your conference please contact us.
Create your own course
Write Inspired has proved very popular in conferences all over the UK and abroad.
Call us for details of what we can offer...×