And it's worth asking, 'Why?'
Might it have something to do with the need to find your own voice in an increasingly regulated world? Might it be some irrepressible creative force - or merely a wish to alter the course of predominantly critical English studies?
Teachers' feedback has been enthusiastic:
'Inspirational ... reawakened my confidence/enthusiasm for writing ... I have written 2 short stories and a poem today ... It was enjoyable to be allowed to return to my creative roots ... so many ideas to use in class ...'
(Jeni and I are running further AQA courses on 6 June in London and 14 July Manchester http://www.aqa.org.uk/professional-development/course-details?meta_E=SENGKS35EnglishConfidenceinCreativeWriting)
But how genuine is this? And who is really pulling the strings? More often than not, it seems, inspections - the backwash of second-guessing and the dislocating aftermath - are punitive rather than creative experiences.
For the sake of yourself, your children and your colleagues, please consider joining or starting an NWP group.
NWP outreach director