Welcome to NWP UK This project believes that teachers of writing should write. Joining a writing group is a good way to support this.
Teachers at the NWP workshop at the LATE conference at Goldsmiths: 10.5.2014
NWP is the National Writing Project, founded in 2009 by directors, Jeni Smith (research) and Simon Wrigley (outreach). It is a network of teachers' writing groups, run by teachers for teachers. It is a grass-roots, not-for-profit research project that aims to explore writing and find out further answers to the question, 'What happens when teachers gather together to write and share their writing?'
Through collaborative research into the writing process, and the environment in which it thrives, the project collects evidence with which to strengthen the professional voice of teachers of writing. » Read more
"There is a need for ownership from inside English teaching of public requirements, for transparency of practice, and for accountability, together with responsiveness to equality agendas, to democratic values and to global considerations ... Research is needed into the development of teachers' skills and values and understandings. As well as national directions, there is need for the interpretation of government initiatives with as well as to communities, and for developments at local level. " Tony Burgess 'Writing, English Teachers and the New Professionalism' NATE 2002