I'm a fully-qualified teacher as well as an author, based in London.
What I offer:
-Author talks for all ages
-Inspiring sessions to develop children's writing.
-Workshops in upper KS2 focusing on transition to secondary school and friendship with a strong emphasis on empathy.
-Call The Puffins! fun interactive workshops for age 5+
-Adult writers' workshops
-projects created around school and festival requirements
-happy to travel both within the UK and overseas
"It makes us feel great. It gives me a buzz because she's an actual professional. It's very inspirational because she's a real author. You get ideas from her writing, how you could extend it and make it more your own. I feel more confident in writing now." Usman, age 9.
I love using my drama background in my events.
"Cath is an inspiring and motivating teacher. From the outset, she had the children engaged in their learning; they loved the opportunity to do role play, and drama was central to the session, creating many opportunities for teamwork, discussion and imaginative play. We can't wait to see what the children produce in their monologues and duologues." Janette S, Year 6 teacher St John's School, Teddington.
This was a lovely enrichment session." Linn W, Year 4 teacher.
I am very flexible and happy to adapt to a variety of school requests. Over the past few years my work in schools has included: Book Week visits, Year 6 writers' groups, pupil premium mentoring projects, speaking and listening workshops, festival scripts for individual and group performance, playscript-writing, Year 5 and 6 productions, assemblies and performance poems for school events.
Interview with BBC Radio Scotland Morning show on 2nd May 2018 with regard to transition to Secondary school- how to support children, using "Ella on the Outside"
Ella on the Outside and How To Be Me both selected as ReadForEmpathy books. Ella also selected for the ReadWell list to support children's mental health through UK libraries. My Life On Fire selected as book of the month by Bookshop.org for April 2023
I have given talks about my work to book groups and at Kingston University.
I am a Reading Zone Author on London Grid For Learning, creator of Space Adventures, a filmed curriculum resource for KS2 and 3, consisting of Vlogs from an astronaut as she travels to the Moon.