Type : Specialist Subject Support » Literacy

Other Areas of Support:

Phase : Primary

Area: South West , Wales

About Me



Maria Richards is a freelance Education Consultant specialising in specifically targeted support for raising standards and Closing in the Gap in literacy. Receive tailored literacy support, unique to the needs of your school and your learners.

Maria also offers a comprehensive programme of training and conferences available to all schools. Although based in Somerset, Maria is available for in-school support, consultancy and training across the UK and overseas.



My Track Record 


Maria Richards is an Accredited Talk for Writing trainer and consultant with a background in school improvement, raising standards and Closing the Gap. She first became involved with Talk for Writing as part of the National Strategies pilot in 2007, whilst working as a School Improvement Adviser for Literacy, in Somerset. This led to her writing the Somerset Talk for Writing training package, which was used by Maria and the Local Authority team to train schools across the region. Maria also trained other advisers in the Talk for Writing process.

Since becoming freelance in 2010, she has worked closely with numerous schools to implement the Talk for Writing techniques and strategies in order to impact on writing attainment. She has delivered training in many different settings and offers inset days, planning days and one-to-one support, to embed Talk for Writing into everyday practice. She regularly works with groups of schools on long-term projects, successfully raising their writing standards through focussed, consistent application of Talk for Writing.


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South West , Wales

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