It’s not final, but the list of workshops for the October 2019 event currently look like this:


Workshop One Workshop Two
Andrew Moffat – Hear from the creator of the ‘No Outsiders’ programme promoting the equalities act through book talk. Neill Cameron – Meet the creator of Mega Robo Bros, Mobot High, Pirates of Pangea and lots of other comic favourites to learn how comics work and to talk about how we can use them with our pupils. You might even get to make a comic of your own.
Bob Cox – Book Launch ‘Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum’

Following on from his brilliant keynote at the last Spree Bob is launching his new book on selecting high quality texts and will be showing how to put its lessons into action

Martin Galway – What do we mean when we talk about reading (and writing) fluency?

What do teachers mean when they talk about fluency? What stops pupils being fluent? How might policy get in the way? What can we do about it? It’s a lot to squeeze in but if Martin talks fast he might just do it.

Ross Montgomery – Q&A

Where do you get your ideas? Why did you want to be an author? What’s your favourite word?

Just three of the questions that Ross will refuse to answer in this Q&A

Jo Cummins (@BookBoyandLibraryGirl) Teaching through classic texts. JO will look at using ‘Treasure Island’ as an example of how we can richly explore a text to drive both reading and writing outcomes for our pupils. There will be playmobile pirates.

The #WritingRocks team present and discuss the evidence from their year long study into exceptional teachers of writing and their Writing for Pleasure centre.

Sidlaw Hare – Kamishibai in the classroom. Kamishibai is a Japanese form that is midway between storytelling and picturebook. It is a versatile tool in the classroom, come and learn more.
Nicky Cleveland: The role of the school librarian – why it’s so important, how to do it better. A chance to network and brainstorm with others taking on this role hosted by our friend an erstwhile school librarian of the year Nicki Cleveland. Darren Chetty – guided dialogue around issues raised in his presentation. Darren is an expert in Philosophy for Children, this dialogue will use some of the P4C tool and strategies so would be of interest to people wanting to learn more about P4C as well as those wanting to delve deeper into the matter of his presentation.