Rob Smith & Jane Considine

Ensuring Excellence In Writing #Bristol

Ensuring Excellence in Writing @Novotel Hotel Bristol

Monday, Nov. 7th, 8:45am-3:30pm

Victoria Street

Bristol, England

Course Objectives



  • Explore quality visual resources and ways to use materials for maximum impact on progress.


  • Discuss how to reach age expectations and foster confidence in competencies that can be showcased in independent writing.


  • Demonstrate how a director’s choice to portray something can be used by teachers to inspire discussions and hook pupils in.


  • Develop ways to sharpen planning and consider effective ways to build teaching sequences that work.


  • Establish how stories told in films can be used as scaffolds to help pupil's create their own narratives and non-fiction.


  • Improve the quality of writing produced through structures that develop pupils thinking, imagination, grammar and techniques.

Who should attend?

Primary teachers, English/Literacy coordinators and anyone else who wants to inspire children to write.


Course Outcomes:

The main purpose of the day is to provide a clear pathway of how to build inspiring teaching and learning sequences so that the national writing expectations are reached and exceeded.


Teaching ideas, planning models, planning examples,

resource bank, teaching and learning strategies.

Rob Smith - Creator of The Literacy Shed

After a successful career as a primary school teacher, Rob Smith has been delivering CPD in the UK and abroad since 2013. Rob works closely with schools and delivers high impact conferences in order to raise standards in reading and writing through the use of film and image. During the sessions Rob explores a wealth of still and moving images which range from short films, film trailers, and adverts to documentaries, animations and extracts from Hollywood blockbusters, demonstrating techniques which staff can take away and use in school immediately.

Jane Considine - Author of The Write Stuff

Jane Considine is one the most respected professionals in Primary Literacy in the U.K. Her innovative approach and evidence based learning means her results through consultancy and public speaking are striking. Feedback confirms that pupils progress in their learning as a direct result of Jane’s methods. Her high quality literacy tools, resources and theory based thinking makes Jane a ‘one stop shop’ for any school requiring inspiration, expertise, and tangible impact on the teaching of writing. Her delivery has been described as dynamic and energising, and she consistently receives excellent feedback from people who have attended her training events.

£149 per delegate

2 x tickets £250 3+ tickets £100 each