David Mason is a specialist English teacher and creative consultant who has been inspiring children in schools since 2000. Pupils learn to maximise their potential in creative writing through drama. His Writer in Residence package currently features in the School Improvement Plan of eight primary schools and one grammar school.
A few days each year lead to:
- best results for moderation purposes
- improves pupils' engagement with and enjoyment of literacy
David's visits are a great source of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all staff within the school. He runs INSET sessions to encourage teachers to use his techniques.
"We loved having you visit our school last May and I think Y2 writing results are a lot to do with how you inspired the children to write. Please, please can we arrange for you to repeat your magic next May?"
Pam Dryden, Headteacher, St. Matthew's Primary School, Surbiton
"At the staff meeting led by David, looking at the books, the quality of descriptive language, composition and effect was at least a sub level higher than the week before."
Headteacher, Dorchester Primary School, London Borough of Sutton
"If you want to improve your students' writing standard through an inspirational teaching experience then I would unreservedly recommend David Mason."
Karen Mallace-Goulbourne, Literacy Advisor, Poole Grammar School
David is also a very experienced performance poet. He has written 25 poetry and story books for children. Performances to all age groups inspire the audience and enable David to reach every pupil in the school. This ensures that schools enjoy the best of both worlds:
- value for money in inspiring ALL pupils through performance
- improvement in literacy levels through workshops with specific classes