Write Inspired

The Write Inspired Inset provides all staff with a tried and tested methodology to bring energy, pace, purpose and vitality back to the teaching of writing.

Writing is a complex process which many children struggle with. There is a danger that literacy lessons can become dry and purposeless for the class with high levels of anxiety and low levels of engagement.  From this position it is very difficult to improve standards and nurture writers with a true love of this vital life skill.

Write Inspired is delivered by teacher and creator of the method, Philip Davis.  Philip draws on his experience as a teacher and consultant working with schools all over the UK and internationally to give teachers a way of working that will inspire even the most reluctant of writers. It is an immersive experiential method that deconstructs the process of writing

This programme is designed to run as a full day INSET for your school, academy, cluster or federation.

The course is split into 3 sessions designed to ensure you learn the methodology, see case studies of how it can be applied and then have a go for yourself.

  • Session 1 looks at the methodology in detail. Developing curiosity and observation skills to gather ideas, using maps to organise these ideas, how to use sound to provide yet more material to write about. It will show you how to nurture the divergent nature of the mind and how to use imagination more effectively.
  • Session 2 shows Write Inspired in action. Philip will share the strategies and ideas using real examples from his work with all ages. You will have a go yourself s and gain a full understanding of how Write Inspired works.
  • Session 3 involves a creative story writing session using techniques that you have learnt in the morning. Philip will discuss with you before the day what options there are. You could choose sonic story telling, developing a 3D character from sound or visual literacy.

What people say……..

‘Exceptional. Everyone gains so much. The buzz and general excitement is fabulous. Thank you.’ Sharon Gray OBE

‘Probably the most enjoyable course I’ve been on – fantastically exciting and haven’t laughed so much in ages.’ Ysgol Ifor Bach

‘After 20 years of teaching this was without doubt the most inspirational and interesting course I have ever attended.’ Spinney Avenue School , Widness

‘So inspiring – a fantastic day ..’ Teacher Amesbury Primary school

‘Amazing and inspiring…Thank you’ Teacher Christ the King school, Wilts

‘Best INSET I’ve ever been on!’ Teacher Blackheath High school


Typical timings are 0915 – 1530 with breaks for lunch and refreshments but these can be adjusted to suit your schedule.

We are committed to providing outstanding training at a sensible price.    Please email us for details.

As well as providing outstanding INSET days within your school or federation we are always happy to discuss flexible arrangements such as a series of twilight events, inputs with smaller groups, lesson observations, consultancy, coaching and mentoring.

For more information or to make a booking:

email: office@smartees-learning.com