I’m a Yorkshire based children’s educational author who also spends a good chunk of the year in the USA and Europe. I’ve brought up two kids of my own, contributed towards educating hundreds of others during my career as a primary school teacher/deputy headteacher and I’ve still managed to live to tell the tale! Now I enjoy visiting schools to run whole school assemblies and interactive workshops for KS1 and KS2 pupils. I’ve listed some recommendations below, but please feel free to visit my website to browse for more. You’ll find that I’m frequently invited back 😀👍
Beech Grove Primary School, Middlesbrough. October 2019
Our children enjoyed our day with Jane so much! They loved the workshops, based on her books, that introduced our children to fun activities and inspiring themes. Thanks so much Jane!
Whinney Banks Primary School, Middlesbrough. November 2018
It was a pleasure to have Jane in school. The children were thoroughly engaged and enthused by her passion for stories and reading. They were fascinated by her inspiration for her books. She worked across the primary age range including taking whole school assemblies. Her sessions in class were a great success as Jane adapted each session to suit the age range. Her work with our KS2 SEND children was superb – they were so enthused about their learning. Jane also offered a book signing and was excellent value for money. It was a great learning experience for everyone!
Sandy Thorpe, Headteacher
Alanbrooke Primary School, North Yorkshire. November 2018
Following on from her visit in the summer, it was lovely to to have Jane Clack, our very own local children’s author re-visit our school yesterday to give the children a sneaky preview of her latest book. As it’s not going to be released until next year WE’VE BEEN SWORN TO SECRECY!!
It was lovely to have Jane in school, bringing her enthusiasm and passion for stories and sharing this with our children. She worked with all age groups (from Rec to Y6), creating purposeful and memorable pieces of work that we used to follow up after she had left. We would highly recommend Jane if you are looking to enhance story writing in your school and would love to invite her back in to our school again in the future.
Pippa Todd, Headteacher
Marton Cum Grafton Primary School, North Yorkshire. November 2017
As part of our “Anti-bullying Week”, we were delighted to welcome Jane back to our school to deliver bespoke lessons to each of our classes. Each session was highly-engaging and made clever and very relevant use of her book, Hilda the Hippo, to address the theme of bullying. She had a real rapport with the children, who thoroughly enjoyed their time with her. Thank you, Jane, for a great day.
Cundall Manor School, North Yorkshire, November 2017
A leading local children’s author visited Cundall Manor School this week to talk about writing and her latest books.
Jane Clack, from Thirsk, delivered a series of masterclasses to over 80 pupils from Years 3 – 6 as she discussed how she creates her popular children’s books.
Excited children gathered around Mrs Clack as she entertained pupils with stories about where she developed her love of writing and the inspiration behind many of her stories.
Mrs Clack said: “I always wanted to be an author. Ever since I was a child I was a bookworm. My grandfather used to tell me stories while I was sat on his knee and my love of story-telling started from then.”
She added: “The workshops are a great way to do what I really love; writing and sharing it with children.”