Teaching teachers to be writers & illustrators

Teaching teachers to be writers and illustrators!

A new two-year course for 80 primary, secondary and SEND teachers in our partner schools kicks off May 2017. This programme is unique in scale and depth, and aims to upskill and empower teachers – through live and distance-learning sessions – by developing their skills as writers and visual storytellers. Participants will learn new techniques and processes to support the teaching of creative writing and visual storytelling in the classroom, by developing their own illustrated stories for children, which will be published in an anthology at the end of the programme.

This experience of writing for publication will equip teachers with new insights and expertise around narrative development, editorial and publishing processes. Through an evaluation strand we aim to evidence the impact this course has on their pupils’ creative writing skills.

The course is led by Andrew McMillan, award-winning poet and senior lecturer in Creative Writing (BA) at Liverpool John Moores University, and supported by children’s picture book illustrator Sarah Dyer.


SUPPORTED BYPaul Hamlyn Foundation