Teaching Creative Writing at Post-16

Provider: University of Leicester Centre for New Writing
£445.00 (no VAT on this item) Residential Price
£375.00 (no VAT on this item) Non Residential Price
£195.00 (no VAT on this item) hourly paid/self-employed Price


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Description A two-day course run by the Centre for New Writing at the University of Leicester focused on the new A-Level in Creative Writing. Designed for English teachers who wish to develop their own creative practice, this course is for those who may have experience of teaching Creative Writing in schools but who wish to develop their skills as teachers of the subject at post-16 level, or as teachers new to the A-level in Creative Writing. Residential and non-resdential booking options. The course is suitable for: Teachers who are already teaching Creative Writing A-level Teachers preparing to teach the A-level in Creative Writing Teachers interested in offering Creative Writing as an enrichment activity at Post-16 level Writers who teach in Adult Education or equivalent setttings
Duration 2 days - 6 & 7 July 2015

University of Leicester Centre for New Writing's website

Categories Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, Arts, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Teacher trainer, Personal Development, Gifted and Talented, Personalised Learning, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Collaborative Learning, Feedback, Gifted and Talented, Individualised Instruction, Peer Tutoring, Small Group Tuition, Activities to sufficiently challenge the tutee , Peer-assessment monitored by teacher, Provides approaches to assess pupils’ needs accurately and provide work at a challenging level with effective feedback and support, There are approaches to support pupils working together, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, Provides approaches for specific, accurate and clear feedback , Provides approaches for comparing what a learner is doing right now and wrong before , Provides approaches for a balance between support and challenge, Supports effective professional development for teachers, Provides approaches for individualised learning tasks activities
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Teaching Creative Writing at Post-16: For Teachers Who Write (or Want to Write) will help you develop your craft as a writer, reflect on your practice, and tackle pedagogical challenges presented by teaching the subject. 'Many many thanks for this fantastic opportunity...I feel really supported now and ready to begin the course with my students' (course delegate 2014)

Evidence underpinning this approach

The AQA specification notes that: “Creative Writing at degree level is taught primarily by practising writers. It is hoped that the teaching of Creative Writing in secondary schools and colleges will in some ways mirror this practice, with teachers and students working together as writers.” 

How users/participants can evaluate success

You should expect improvements, year on year, in assessment performance of your Creative Writing students, measurable in rising grades.

Voice of the Learner data (eg collected via focus groups or by quantitative methods) should demonstrate increased confidence in the skills and knowledge of Creativce Writing teachers who have taken this course.

Follow-up activities and support

After the course, The Centre for New Writing will establish and host a network and resource bank for continuing support throughout the teaching year.


There will be workshops, seminars, individual tutorials, and talks by authors about their experience of translating good writing practice into great teaching practice. After the course, The Centre for New Writing will establish and host a network and resource bank for continuing support throughout the teaching year.

During the two days of the course, you will address such questions as:

  • What counts as creative writing and why?
  • What constitutes ‘good creative practice’?
  • How might teaching the subject improve my own writing?
  • How do I apply my own creative practice?
  • What are the most effective ways to run a creative workshop?

Course tutors are experienced creative practitioners, former Heads of English and exam board representatives. There will be plenty of time to get to know your tutors and each other. The acclaimed poet Daljit Nagra will give a reading and answer your questions at the evening dinner.

Associated Files File_icon Creative_Writing_for_Teachers_Flyer_2015_final.pdf

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.