How it works
- NWP is a grass-roots project. It is offered as a form of experiential professional development completely owned by professionals. It sets out to explore writing more fully and to find answers to the question, 'What happens when teachers gather together to share their writing?'
- Teachers of English enjoy regular, free opportunities to write - often on Saturday mornings in galleries and museums.
- They are led by an experienced group leader and strengthened professionally by discussion with peers. NWP groups come to a fuller understanding of what it is that writing can offer themselves and their children.
- Many NWP teachers find that their classroom practice is transformed. Young writers start their own stories in their own 'voices' and 'own' all parts of the writing process. Evidence of writing approaches, writing journeys and the many effects of writing form the basis for research which is published by NATE.
- There is now a book of the project, published by Routledge in November 2015.
updated by Simon Wrigley 17.1.2017