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Upcoming poetry CPD Days

North West

Manchester Metropolitan has some very exciting CPD events coming up for teachers to support teaching poetry in the modern classroom! This will be a great opportunity for schools to gain ideas and resources in order to allow your pupils to celebrate poetry. Please see details below.

Poetry in the Classroom CPD Event

When: Thursday 9th May, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

This event is part of a year-long project, leading to the opening of the Manchester Poetry Library in Spring 2020. We are looking to celebrate the best of what is going on in Manchester schools and also to support schools, whatever the levels of confidence or engagement, in accessing support and information about projects and events. This is an opportunity for teachers and librarians to get some practical ideas and resources that will help celebrate poetry in your school. There will be information, an opportunity to sign up to showcase work already going on in your school, opportunities to request a poet visit and information about other events. We want to respond to your needs, so the programme of activity on the night will be shaped according to your responses when you register.

You can book for free here.

Partnership working and poetry showcase (featuring Imtiaz Dharker)

When: Thursday June 27th, 5pm-7.30pm

Where: Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Teachers of all Key Stages, are invited to this networking event to find out how the city’s cultural organisations can support creative learning across all curriculum areas. A one-stop shop for anyone planning next year’s teaching and wanting to find out how to tie into established education programmes and projects.

Organisations including Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Theatres from across the city will showcase their education offers along with representatives from other poetry, arts and educational organisations who want to support your creative teaching.

Drop in, share a glass of something cold and find out what other teachers have been up to all year. Part of a year of talking about and writing poetry in the classroom, run by the Manchester Writing School, this event will also feature an exhibition and presentations that showcase successful poetry projects and best practice in local schools. You will leave with a bag-full of ideas, resources and opportunities to get involved over the coming academic year.

A great way to end the school year and set you up raring to go for the next. Don’t miss it.

You can book for free here.

For more information about either event or any further queries, you can email Kaye Tew at