Anstey Spraggan -Writing Matters.

Anstey Spraggan lectures in Creative Writing and Poetry at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has over 20 years’ teaching experience and is currently researching her Ph.D. Anstey is a novelist and freelance features writer and has contributed to, amongst others, the Guardian and Associated Newspapers. She is working on her fourth novel.



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Writing Matters - Catalogue

Writing Matters sets out to entertain, educate and encourage.

All Writing Matters Session Leaders are graduates of, or are currently enrolled on, Creative Writing MA courses and are all professional writers.

We can create bespoke Creative Writing sessions to suit any project needs from Key Stage Three right through to enhanced-creativity programmes for business opportunities.

All Writing Matters personnel have the valid certification and public liability insurance cover to comply with Home Office DBS requirements.

If you would like to get in touch with Writing Matters, please use our contact page for details.

Current services, workshops and schools' visits available.

Current services, workshops and schools' visits available.

CPD - Enhanced levels of staff satisfaction; a book club and writers’ circle in one.

These sessions will enable and encourage your staff to contribute to such publications as the Times Ed and The Guardian Family section thus raising the profile of your school. They can be delivered in a variety of ways; as series of half day sessions towards the end of the summer term or as hour-long after-school sessions to suit your staff needs.

A-level Creative Writing – one-off workshop session, one-to-one or group tuition or n-school sessions designed to deliver the entire syllabus. Our PGCE-trained staff has a canon of materials and skills to creatively and joyfully teach your students to excel at Alevel.

INSET - Looking at different models of curriculum delivery and providing a tool box of interactive activities particularly aimed at BRIDGING THE GAP between ‘A’ and ‘A*’ at GCSE and at training staff to effectively deliver the AQA A-level Creative Writing 2750 syllabus

PLTS - From September PLTS will be rolled out throughout the country, the pilots having been completed. In a series of workshops developing socially-responsible themes through stories, the PLTS curriculum can be covered in one wide project.

Gifted and Talented - Workshops producing a story with the English G and T which will then be turned into a script by your Drama G and T working with a fully-trained and widely experienced script writer. This series of workshops enables cross-curricula integration and facilitates outreach and community-based liaison.

Higher - A series of workshops from visiting tutors working towards raising achievement in school and interacting with HE and the wider community by entering writing competitions. Sessions taught on school develop originality and creative thinking to bridge the A – A* gap at GCSE

Hoffnung can be performed to year groups, whole schools or individual classes and has workshops attached that can be delivered in a variety of ways across year groups and ability levels. It is suitable from Year 8 upwards.

Hoffunung ties in very effectively with the AQA and Welsh Board ‘Poems from other Cultures’ and this is built in to the delivery of both the Q & A and the workshops.