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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; I have participated in the Manchester Reading Project with Dr Wayne Tennent, and in the OU/UKLA Teachers' Reading Group in Stockport. 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 Ltd.

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
"Super-knowledgeable and experienced facilitator.  Inspiring and practical advice and examples."
Jess Storch, Literacy Leader, St Vincent's VC Academy, Hull
Talk for Writing (Non-Fiction) Training, July 2019
"Excellent day.  Really well organised and paced; covered the brief and gave food for thought...for the whole audience; pitch of the day was spot on."
Sara Radley, Headteacher, Rock Ferry Primary
Wirral Heads/DHTs Cluster Conference on Reading, January 2020
"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
"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
"Excellent. Very clearly delivered.  Good pace - kept me interested and motivated! Really looking forward to giving it a go."
Tracy Pinnington, Y6 Teacher, Navigation Primary School
Talk for Writing Training, November 2018
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

Being new to a year group can be stressful, especially when it is at the end of a Key Stage. These courses are designed to help and support teachers new to Y6 and Y2 so that they truly understand the demands of the English curriculum and the Assessment Framework, and have some great take-away ideas for getting the best out of their pupils.