Inspirational Teaching Strategies


The new sector leading approach to improving reading, writing, literacy and creative writing
About this course

Would you like to know how to instil a love of writing in even the most reluctant of pupils?

Would you like to improve pupils' creative writing and literacy skills through a range of stimulating, dynamic and focused activities?

Would you like to help your pupils achieve standards of written work, several years above their actual level - in one day?


The WriteKey can do all of this, and more. Delivered to schools across the UK and globally, the course has already inspired hordes of children to obtain Level 6, many of whom hadn’t shown any interest in writing before. It also inspired the Welsh inspectorate, Estyn, to award it ‘Sector Leading Practice' status’.

Course Outcomes:
  • Ten simple but highly effective and ‘sector leading’ ideas on how to improve the creative writing of pupils of all ability ranges in Years 3-9
  • A whole new approach to improving writing of all types through a unique language-based system that generates its own progression
  • Tricks of the trade used by top writers that unlock the door of creativity and give everyone something to write about
  • Superb ideas for marking, feedback, increasing vocabulary, producing extended writing, getting older pupils to teach younger ones, punctuating properly and understanding essential literacy terms
Course Outline:

The fundamental principles of classroom literacy

Step one: 'The Quopy…You Will Love This Simple Technique’

Adding vocabulary and sophistication to writing

Step two: The WriteKey using a short piece of text


Writing effective and realistic dialogue

Embedding the literacy so pupils can become literary

Highly effective feedback for creative and extended writing

Proven strategies of successful classroom writing


Top tips for improving extended writing

Editing, self-marking, peer marking and the art of constant improvement

Putting it all together

Embedding effective practice to enhance writing skills in the long-term future

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“This is a course you simply cannot afford to miss - your staff will love you forever for booking it! I have booked Steve (CEO of Dragonfly) to deliver this now in my last 3 schools as Head. On each occasion, staff have been "buzzing" following the training and keen to implement the strategies in their classrooms the very next day. This week, staff are still talking about the new learning 4 days after the training - and excitedly sharing with me the amazing pupil work that has been produced as a result. WOW. Even the most disengaged boys are enthused to write! Steve also shared a fabulous spelling strategy with us. As is the norm for Dragonfly, training was highly entertaining, strategies insightfully researched as highly effective and common sense.”

Headteacher , Chivenor Primary School

Some great ideas to use in class straight away. It emphasised the need for talk before writing.

Teacher , Marlfields Primary

This is life changing stuff. Hope to hear more from you soon!

Teacher , British School of Gran Canaria

An excellent course I have come away with so many strategies that I cannot wait to try out in the classroom. A day full of lightbulb moments and fun opportunities for creative writing. Thank you very much.

Teacher , British School of Gran Canaria

Fantastic training, very practical and this training will enable me to be more confident when teaching writing and be more creative when teaching English in the classroom.

Teacher , Chivenor Primary School

Absolutely fabulous! So many ideas and activities to use with the children. Actually inspired me to want to write myself! Lots of common sense advice that is simple and effective to implement. Thank you!

Teacher , Chivenor Primary School

Good practical ideas on how to engage and increase the progress of our children. Pace was good as we covered large amounts in a compressed time.

Teacher , Chivenor Primary School