Teachers

Our philosophy:

Grimm & Co encourages a child-led approach to writing. We empower children and young people to think for themselves, work together to feel a sense of ownership and pride, and become invested in their stories. Pupils have access to 1:1 mentoring by our trained volunteers in order to build their confidence as independent writers. We take fun VERY seriously.

Teacher Learning Raids –
CPD workshops at Grimm & Co:

Due to high demand, we now offer training to teachers and educators at Grimm & Co. These workshops explore our philosophy and methodology to develop exciting creative writing approaches within the curriculum. The delivery is action-led, which places you – the teacher – in the centre of the experience, mirroring that of the child/young person.

Our school writing workshops:

For three mornings each week, Grimm & Co opens its doors to welcome students from primary and secondary school settings. The half-day workshops are bursting with high energy, with engaging and other-worldly activities to delight both mortals and magical beings alike! Our aim is to ignite imaginations, build creative writing skills, develop confidence in writing and motivate children and young people to pen their very own stories. The session concludes with an authentic, purposeful output, resulting in the students leaving as authors!  Please click below to find out more about the three workshops we are currently delivering:

Arts Mark:

We are also an Artsmark partner and can support you on your Artsmark journey. Each of our programmes and school writing workshops embed the 7 Quality Principles to support schools in achieving their Artsmark Award. Our methodology and approach was created on a bed of research, which showed the enhanced investment from children and young people when they were placed in the role of the expert. Due to this, all of our workshops are child-led and result in a high-quality output. For more information visit IVE Artsmark Partners.

To speak to us about booking an Artsmark workshop contact Gemma Thornton, Creative Learning Manager, at schools@grimmandco.co.uk.  

We also have a range of creative writing activities online for you and your class to enjoy.

What should you expect at a school writing workshop with Grimm & Co?

Teachers of Y3 – Y7

Story Making sessions.

Children attending a school writing workshop and climbing the book stairs, followed by smiling teachers

Teachers of Y7 – Y11

Comedy Writing & Product Development creative writing workshops.

A young person asking a question in the Writer's Pad

Booking information and contact details are in each section but if you’d like to know more please email schools@grimmandco.co.uk or call us on 01709 829750.