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Getting Secondary Writing Right

Phil Beadle and Martin Illingworth

Practical ideas and insights to engage, motivate and stretch all students in the English classroom and help them write maturely, accurately and with passion.

Takeaways from the day will include:

  • Writing for life and not just for the exam; supporting the ability to communicate effectively
  • Techniques to help pupils progress in their writing; practical strategies to encourage engagement
  • The changing world and the changing role of the written word; the compelling case for digital proficiency
  • Fitting the writing to the situation; the importance of context and a real audience
  • Opportunity to learn, share, think, laugh and be challenged with plenty of practical tips and strategies from two people who know.

The exact programme, timings and format of the day will be planned with the school or schools involved*.

And now find out how you can make this conference happen in your area:


Choose the Associates and the topics you want. If there is any topic or combination not on the list, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate your exact wishes.


You choose the location. It might be that you are willing to host the event or that you just want it in your area. If the latter, let us know roughly how far you would be prepared to travel to attend and we'll do our best to track down a suitable venue within that radius once we have the required number of delegates to make it work (see below). 


Let us know a specific month or even give us a number of possible days that suits you best. We'll check to make sure the Associates you want are available and if so, they'll hold that date. 


We will use our database to help promote the event both nationally and also in your local area. We ask that you use your networks locally to do your bit to raise awareness of the event too.

Because of the unique way Independent Thinking operates, we only need ten delegates for the event to become viable. When we hit the magic number we then work with you to finalise the venue - either your school or somewhere within your radius (see above).

How much?

Places on the day will be just £220 plus VAT per place and that includes refreshments. We will handle all the bookings and the admin and the Associates will host the day too. 

Is that it?

Pretty much. It's a new way of making sure you get the conferences you want, where you want them, when you want them without all the travelling, fuss and getting up super early.

To find out more, drop us a line on or call us on 01267 211432 and give it a go.

On-Demand Conferences - for the Uber generation in all of us.

*Of course, if you fancy having Martin and Phil for a traditional conference or INSET day you are already planning then please just get in touch and we'll help you put all that together.

Make a booking, ask a question or just say hello.

Give us a call on +44 (0)1267 211432, drop us a line at or hit the button.

Our office in lovely West Wales will then get in touch before you can say 'meddylwyr annibynnol'.