Wed 4 March 2015

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Writers and Teachers Working Together

This is the area of work which first brought NAWE into being, and we continue to pioneer new projects and resources whilst also linking the considerable provision of work that now takes place as a result of the many agencies operating regionally and nationally.

If you are a writer new to this field, you'll find plenty of information to get you started. For those more experienced, we are presenting here the recommendations arising from our three-year research project, Class Writing, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which analysed how and why certain things work so well, and others not.

If you are a teacher looking for a writer, there are agencies to help you, and plenty of articles describing different residencies. NAWE maintains its own Professional Directory of experienced writers, and we can even offer an online residency through our Storyspinner project.

NAWE offers professional development events and other opportunities for both writers and teachers. Our latest project, Writing on Location, is being run in conjunction with MLA and the British Library, providing creative writing opportunities for teachers at ten Literary Houses and Museums around England. 

For those involved in managing the placement of writers in schools, we convene a regular Managers Group to share best practice. The group holds one open meeting each year, within the NAWE Conference.

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This book by NAWE members Mandy Coe and Jean Sprackland is an invaluable resource for both writers and teachers working together in schools. Available to NAWE members @ £5 (plus £2 p&p). Full details.