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Briar Hill Primary School

Briar Hill is a warm and happy school with well-being at the heart. All children are challenged, nurtured and inspired to achieve highly and make a positive contribution to society.

Come and See the Brilliance of Talk for Writing and Talk for Reading at Briar Hill Primary School!


Briar Hill – a Talk for Writing National Training Centre - is continuing its showcase events in 2023-2024, with a focus on Talk for Writing or Talk for Reading.




Are you interested in improving your writing or reading outcomes? Are you using Talk for Writing or Talk for Reading already and need to see it in action as part of your school’s development?
Then, this event is for you. Open to Heads, leads and teachers nationally.


What does the showcase event include?

Spend the morning at Briar Hill and have a tour, see learning in action, outcomes in books, the school environment, talk to teachers, and hear from the team about the impact Talk for Writing or Talk for Reading has had, and could have in your school. You will be able to find out how we can further support you implement this in your school from Briar Hill or a Talk for Writing trainer.


Key Information

Dates available for this academic year, 2023-2024.
Cost: £80.00 per delegate
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Talk for Reading Showcase

Talk for Writing Showcase

Tuesday 26th September 2023

Tuesday 14th November 2023

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Tuesday 11th June 2024

Each event is brought to you by the Headteacher of Briar Hill and Teaching and Learning Lead for DRET – Janey Cooksley and Talk for Writing and Talk for Reading Lead at Briar Hill and DRET – Katie Cross.

How do I book?

If you would like to book, complete the booking form below and contact J. Passmore, the office bursar, at

The form is available on this weblink - Briar Hill Primary School - Talk for Writing Training Centre