Michelle Burke is Lead Teacher at Haringey Learning Partnership: Commerce House, an alternative provision school and service in Wood Green, London offering specialised teaching and support to students with complex needs.
Outcomes and Impact
First Story are thrilled that one of our founders, Katie Waldegrave has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021. Alongside 1,000 individuals, Katie has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to her community with an MBE. A former teacher, Katie founded First Story in 2008 alongside award-winning author, William Fiennes, with the aim to bring creative …
Lockdown has spotlighted the vital role schools and teachers play in supporting pupils’ wellbeing. Jess Tickell reflects on the relationship between creative writing and social and emotional learning.
Ofsted recently published its Annual Report for 2018/19, the year it introduced its new education inspection framework and sparked fresh debate about what works best to tackle disadvantage. Our Chief Executive shares her thoughts.
Highlights from our recently published report on our activities and impact during the 2018-19 academic year.
Arts Council England releases its final report on the outcomes and impact of our three-year Creative Writing in Schools grant.
Literature review from First Story, Paper Nations and LKMco explores what schools can do to support creative writing.
The Bookseller have published an article about us to celebrate First Story becoming London Book Fair’s Charity of the Year 2016