Alice Smith – Rosebank Primary School, Leeds

What was the reason for having Conrad come to work in your school?

I first met Conrad when I worked in a Primary School in Wakefield. His enthusiasm and dedication to producing workshops that were right for the children in our school was fantastic. During the workshops, Conrad showed an amazing ability to cater for all children including children with profound learning difficulties and all the children loved him. I have since asked Conrad to come and work at schools in Bradford and now in Leeds. He’s never let me down with his attention to detail and ability to work with all children in each school.

What effect and impact has Conrad had in school – with the children and staff (and has he helped solve the problem that you might have been looking to address when inviting him to school)?

Conrad has really helped to inspire the children in our school to write. They’ve loved his creative writing workshops and have produced great poems and stories as a result of his work. Teachers have also learned a lot from his enthusiastic and creative techniques. In fact, one teacher recently said she wished Conrad taught her children Literacy every day as he managed to get the children to write things that she was astounded by. We are always trying to inspire our children to read and write and Conrad does a lot to support this.

What makes Conrad different to other visitors you’ve had in school?

Conrad’s enthusiasm and ability to tailor workshops to the needs of all children in every year is incredible. He is also very easy to work with. He is organised and good at communicating so that you know a project will be a success long before it starts. He fits into schools well and is very flexible if timetables or spaces need to change. I know I can trust Conrad to come into school and work with any teacher in any class without there being any problems. I have never had any concerns or complaints from any teacher, pupil or parent. Only words of praise!

Would you consider inviting Conrad back to work in school with you in the future?
Always!

Do you have any staff / pupil comments about Conrad’s visit(s)?

Children adore Conrad and look forward to his visits.
Teachers are inspired by his workshops and gain valuable techniques to put into their own teaching

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