Spofforth Primary School in Harrogate

Sophia Moor (Class Teacher), Spofforth Primary School in Harrogate
1. What was the reason for having Conrad come to work in your school?
We wanted the children to be able to experience a visit from a local poet to help inspire reluctant writers during our KS2 History and Poetry week. I had previously had a workshop with Conrad during my teacher training in 2013 and knew he would be the perfect choice!
2. What effect and impact has Conrad had in school – with the children and staff (and did he meet the need that you’d identified)?
The children left school yesterday absolutely filled with joy. Some of my Y4 boys said it was the best day they had ever had at school. During staff meeting at the end of the day, all staff who had been involved with the workshops during the day said how well organised and beneficial it had been to the children in KS2.
3. What (if anything) makes Conrad different to other visitors you’ve had in school?
He is very fun and engaging – really bringing the work he does to life. He gave all children access to the work he had planned and was inclusive of all needs and abilities.
4. Would you consider inviting Conrad back to work in school with you in the future?
Yes most definitely – we had a fantastic day!
5. Do you have any staff / pupil comments about Conrad’s visit(s)?
‘That was the best day ever! I love poetry and feel much better at it now’ – Samuel Class 4
‘It was so good to challenge the government with our poem. It was really good fun to do and I liked making actions to go with it’ – Olivia Class 5
‘The superhero poem we made was the best because it was funny. I like funny poems because they are easier to remember’ – Ruby Class 3

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    • Over 10 years’ experience
    • DBS certified
    • Nursery – Year 6
    • Poet, Storyteller and Writer
    • Teacher trainer
    • Visited over 200 schools

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