My literacy consultancy includes developing programmes for National Literacy Trust, Booktrust and the Reading Agency, delivering training for Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's (CLPE) flagship Power of Reading programme, and co-creating the Cornish centre for literacy, Writers' Block.
I am a trained teacher, a tutor for Arvon Foundation and a lecturer in creative writing for Falmouth University and Manchester Metropolitan University.
SCHOOL FOR WRITERS
Developed and delivered a national programme training early career writers to deliver outstanding workshops for young people in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, Reading Agency, Arvon Foundation, Booktrust and Arts Council England.
2018 - 2019
POWER OF READING
I deliver Power of Reading, the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's flagship reading programme, training teachers in evidence-based approaches to teach children to read and engage with texts.
2016 - present
READING FOR PLEASURE - NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST
I am an associate consultant for the National Literacy Trust, delivering reading for pleasure and writing for pleasure teacher training across the UK.
2009 - present
development and delivery of literacy programmes
writer development workshops
reading and writing for pleasure training
consultancy through National Literacy Trust and CLPE
teachers as writers training
Co-creator of the Cornish centre for creative writing, Writers' Block, developing and delivering fiction and non fiction writing support for children, young people and adults.
2017 - present
I am a tutor for the Arvon Foundation, delivering residential creative writing weeks, developing writers' skills and confidence and offering one-to-one manuscript feedback.
2018 - present
LECTURING - FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY/ MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Lecturer in Creative Writing at both Falmouth University and Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
2017 - present
“I would absolutely recommend Wyl - his understanding of literacy and what works in a busy school is second-to-none.”
— Julie Gibbings-Garrett, Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Education and Training Foundation
“Wyl's creative and enthusiastic input was vital to the success of the National Year of Reading Campaign.”
— Jonathan Douglas, Director, National Literacy Trust