New Website Coming Soon!

Recent Articles

Articles Categories

Pie Corbett: The Creative Conference - Poetry, Storytelling and Writing through Art

Monday, 19 March 2012

Tate Modern, Bankside, London. The Starr Auditorium & Foyer (River Entrance) 
Monday 19th March, 2012

The inspirational, charismatic and creative Literacy educator Pie Corbett will explore with delegates developing poetry, storytelling and writing through the Arts e.g paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs.

£199.00* VAT including lunch and refreshments

£184.00* vat including refreshments excluding lunch
*Group bookings over 5 delegates: 10% discount

RSVP to Eddie Burnett
Children’s book consultant & Literacy Events Coordinator
31a Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, SE3 7AE
T. (020)8293 6060 T.(020) 8265 4645 F. (020) 8465 5111

One day inservice conference outline

Pie Corbett will explore with delegates developing poetry, storytelling and writing through the Arts e.g paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs

9.30 am Registration and refreshments.
9.30 – 9.45 am Welcome by Eddie Burnett Director of Ltd
Talk by Anne Cutler, Director of Learning at Tate about  it’s work and engagement with schools.

9.45 -10.15 Talk by Sue McGonigle CLPE Power of Reading Project: promoting enjoyment and achievement

This successful national project raises achievement by engaging teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and creative teaching approaches.

10.15 – 11.15 am Session 1
Reading images, creative games and writing poetry.

Break 11.15am -11.35 am

11.35 -12.35am Session 2
Drama, storytelling and art.

Lunch 12.35 – 13.40pm and opportunity to look at Tate Modern’s collection Displays

Prompt start 13.40 -14.40 pm Session 3

From images, through telling into writing.

14.40 – 15.40 pm Performance by Poet John Agard and James Carter

Close and thanks


  1. To inspire a creative curriculum
  2. To develop greater teacher confidence
  3. To develop quality teacher pupil interaction.
  4. Promote first class out of school learning opportunities.
  5. Set high standards in quality first teaching
  6. To develop a sustainable and ever expanding development of teaching and enthusiasm for teaching across the curriculum


  1. By promoting effective teaching practices to develop critical thinkers, readers and writers.
  2. Demonstrating quality teacher / pupils interactive strategies and activities.
  3. By supporting exceptional people to be exceptional teachers.
  4. By enabling good teachers to be confident, fluent and secure in their teaching.
  5. By demonstrating creative practice within a sound framework of proven strategies.

Quotes from our very successful Turner Contemporary event

Super- very useful,lots of ideas- made me very inspired
S Davies Cheriton Primary School

Masses of great ideas to inspire teaching and learning
Jo Barnes Cheriton Primary School

Sophie Nicol- Plumcroft Primary School

Very useful contained lots of creative ideas we can use in the classroom
Cathy Felton Bobbing Village School

Interesting, engaging, insightful and interactive, well presented and delivered. Thought provoking and motivating. Learning made fun!
Vicki Browne Canterbury Christ Church University

Fun exploration of creativity. I want the children to experience the same joy of language I experienced and rediscovered today
S Godby Deal Parochial CE primary school

Fabulous –so many helpful ideas techniques and modeling. Truly inspirational
D Theaker Deal Parochial CE primary school