Literature Teacher Course

I run Teacher Training Courses throughout the year for Secondary English Language and Literature teachers in the beautiful villages of Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Burford in the heart of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in England. 

Enjoy the conference facilities of The Bay Tree in Burford, a wonderful hotel dating back to the 16th century, or at The Shaven Crown in Shipton-Under-Wychwood, a historic hotel dating from 1483.

Have seminars on methodology and language, receive teaching materials you can use with your classes, create your own teaching materials with support and guidance, spend one day visiting a school and observing classes, and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds.

Visit beautiful villages, ancient houses, historic castles, and admire wonderful views. Visit nearby Oxford (20 minutes), Cheltenham (20 minutes), and Stratford-Upon-Avon (45 minutes).  Trains to London are just 76 minutes.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the village is around £50 per night, or you can choose to stay in a local pub inn or hotel:

Accommodation in and around Shipton-Under-Wychwood

Please email me for further details and dates:



This course is specifically for English Language teachers who also teach literature.

I run a course for English teachers of Literature in October to coincide with the Cheltenham Literature Festival. It is a 5-day course with seminars from 9-1 pm each day in Cheltenham.  The course fee is £350.

The seminars deal with:

–     Using literature to teach language

–     Exploiting films versions of books

–     Providing language to talk and write about literature

–     How to explore and discuss themes in short stories

–     How to exploit drama for teaching literature

–     Guidance on how to write evaluative essays on literature

–     How to explore and use poetry for teaching language

–     How to teach Shakespeare

There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss pieces of literature and compare your approach to teaching literature with other course participants.

The sessions will provide you with an enormous amount of materials you can use with your classes at all levels, as well as internet resources and downloadable materials.

The afternoons and evenings will be an opportunity for you to attend talks and lectures by and about famous writers.  There will also be optional visits to see plays in StratfordCheltenham, and Oxford.

Email me for further details: