Talk for Writing has been the most successful whole school initiative we have undertaken at Warren Road. Standards have risen in all year groups, especially in areas of ‘Greater Depth’, where written outcomes are of an extremely high attainment. In addition, writing for pleasure has become a feature of the school, with children making the most of opportunities both in and out of lessons, as well as at home, to develop their key skills and their creativity. We offer a range of inset and consultancy options. For more information, please download the service level agreement.
Jamie Thomas – Talk for Writing Primary Expert
Jamie is Deputy Head and Head of English at Warren Road Primary School in Orpington, as well as being Head of Warren Teaching School Alliance.
In 2015, Jamie led and delivered whole school change at Warren Road PS, embedding Talk for Writing across the school as part of The Primary Writing Project. This proved to be the most successful whole school initiative undertaken, with progress measures soaring in reading, writing and GPS, and continuing to rise.
In 2017, Warren Road PS became an accredited Talk for Writing Training Centre and now supports a number of schools in the implementation and development of the programme.
Jamie currently leads all elements of Talk for Writing training and is available for inset, consultancy and individual school support. He is passionate about supporting schools and individuals in the implementation of Talk for Writing, offering insight into his own school’s leadership, development and outcomes. He is also an advocate for the success Talk for Writing has in Year 6, and is now looking to work with Secondary schools to look at transition into KS3.
WarrenTSA works with a number of independent consultants and SLEs that can support schools in the development of their curriculum. Should you be looking for school to school support please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Carolyn Williams – Phonics and Spelling
Linda White – School Business Management
Sinead O’Mahoney – Humanities
5G Maths lesson – amazing! Great differentiation, got lots of tips – thanks.
Excellent lesson. Structure of work and differentiation was outstanding. Also planning differentiation by testing students is a brilliant idea.
I am going to try funnel marking as I know I write too much!
Helped me to create simple resources from almost nothing to support writing and help children to use their imagination” from a TA.