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Teachers as Writers

It is increasingly clear that creative writing is best nurtured in the classroom by teachers who are willing to engage with writing themselves - indeed who see themselves as practising writers.

Many of our members who are professional writers working in schools put an emphasis on working with teachers not only as a natural part of a residency but also as INSET, making sure that a number of teachers in the school - not only the lead teacher for the project - are well-equipped to continue creative writing work with their pupils once they, the professional writers, have moved on.

Any teachers wishing to arrange INSET sessions should contact NAWE directly or use the Professional Directory to source an appropriate writer.

Visit the NAWE Magazine section for articles including:

Under the Table: Alex Josephy leads trainee English teachers in developing their writing.

Inspiring and Challenging: Stefan Wanzenreid and Franz Andres Morrissey reflect on their work with Swiss primary school teachers.

Wind them up, let them go: Raymond Soltysek considers the primacy of stimulus in the classroom, with reference to his work as teacher educator.   

Writing on Location

This project supported teachers exploring creative writing through Literary Houses and Museums. Visit our Writing and Community section to find out more.

Read Richard Ing's report on the teaching of writing in primary schools.