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Primary Literacy Consultancy

What is Literacy Focus?

Literacy Focus is Manchester based, offering coaching and training for teaching Literacy and advice and support for strategic leadership of Literacy.

"As 'Literacy Focus' I bring years of experience as a teacher, a trainer/coach and a senior leader.  In addition to Literacy consultancy I am a licensed trainer/consultant for 'Talk for Writing', a programme director for the 'Primary Writing Project', a commissioned KS1 Moderator for Manchester CC, and author of 'Planning to Teach Writing – A Practical Guide for Primary School Teachers'.  I am also commissioned by Manchester Teaching School Alliance to facilitate their Literacy subject leaders' network meetings, and, for the past two years, have participated in the Manchester Reading Project with Dr Wayne Tennent. I can successfully work alongside headteachers, senior leaders, middle leaders, support staff, new and recently qualified teachers and experienced teachers.

I am offering you a professional development programme of courses for teachers and a consultancy service that understands the challenges of today's schools and is shaped to meet your needs."

- Emma Caulfield, Literacy Focus

What’s on offer?

  • Advice, training & support in key areas that make a difference to children’s attainment
  • Advice, training & support in key areas that make a difference to teacher confidence and quality of teaching
  • Expertise that can be matched to your agenda – one size doesn’t fit all!
  • Flexible, affordable consultancy packages
  • Talk for Writing training and consultancy, licensed by Pie Corbett
"A great session as always. This will really help our continued drive to improve this area at Crosslee."
Andrea Wadsworth (Headteacher) - Crosslee Primary School, Manchester
Quality Writing Across the Curriculum INSET, October 2015
"The one-to-one year group session was SO helpful and I left feeling really inspired."
Charlotte Caley - Webster Primary School, Manchester
Planning to Teach Writing Surgeries, March 2017
"The most useful course I have ever been on. This has made me feel excited and optimistic about teaching Year 2."
Laura Barr - William Hulme's Grammar School, Manchester
New to Year 2 Literacy Course, October 2016
"Extremely inspiring training which I implemented the following day and saw an immediate difference."
Lucy MacIntyre, Woodheys Primary, Trafford
Talk for Writing Training, April 2017
"One of the single most useful courses I have attended in 9 years of teaching."
Ben Greaves - Roe Lee Park Primary School, Blackburn
New to Year 6 Literacy Course, September 2016
Emma Caulfield
Emma Caulfield

As ‘Literacy Focus’ I bring years of experience as a teacher, a trainer/coach and a senior leader.  I can offer you a range of courses, and a consultancy service that understands the challenges of today’s schools and is shaped to meet your needs.  I am very excited to be able to offer you my expertise and knowledge in both Literacy and learning and teaching and I look forward to hearing from you.


Planning to Teach Writing
Planning to Teach Writing

A practical guide for primary school teachers written by Emma Caulfield.  The book offers an easy-to-use, tried-and-tested framework that will reduce teachers’ planning time while raising standards in writing.

"One of the best books I've seen."
- Shirley Clarke, Formative Assessment expert, trainer and author

Follow the link below to buy the book and don't forget to use the checkout code FLR40 for 20% off.

Literacy Courses

•    New to Year 6 Literacy
•    New to Year 2 Literacy
•    Handwriting (English Leaders & Teachers)
•    Handwriting (Teaching Assistants)