The TES Writers’ Hub is a brand new space on the TES Secondary Campus designed to support both students and teaching staff in improving their academic and creative writing. It is our aim to help anyone who visits the Hub to articulate their thinking and learn more about strategies that can help with drafting, editing and proof-reading.

Founding Principles

We believe...

  • ...the Writing Centre is a place for all, 

  • teaching the writer, not the writing,

  • ...that writing is a process not a product, 

  • ...that everyone can improve their writing.

The Writing Centre will...

  • ...empower students as leaders,

  • ...challenge and disrupt conventional roles,

  • ...ensure that learning is collaborative.

Above all, we want to create a space in which students and teaching staff feel comfortable writing. 

Over the last few weeks, we have been conducting induction sessions so students and teaching staff understand what the Writers’ Hub can offer.

How the Writers’ Hub will be used


  • Regular one-to-one sessions which individuals can book with teacher consultants,

  • A designated room, available at different times of the day to offer a quiet, dedicated space in which writers can simply write without distraction or pressure,

  • Masterclasses on different aspects of writing.


Initially, teachers from across the different school subject areas will serve as consultants; once the Writers’ Hub is up and running we will train the students to become writing consultants. 


During Term 3, we will be running a series of Writing Masterclasses at lunchtimes. Teachers will offer insight and ideas about different aspects of writing. Teachers and students are encouraged to attend and can come along without signing up. The sessions begin at 1.00pm.

  • Friday 7th May: How to use commas, properly

  • Monday 10th May: Painting with Words (Introduction to creative writing) 

  • Thursday 13th May: Sad to Sensational Sentence Structures 

  • Monday 17th May: Make it Formal

  • Thursday 20th May: Making French Writing Easier 

  • Monday 24th May: The Best Opening Paragraph Ever 

  • Thursday 27th May: Imaginative Writing - Creating a Scene 

  • Monday 31st May:  Being a Critic - Reviewing Live Performance 

  • Thursday 3rd June: Verbal Remedies - Replacing Phrasal Verbs in Academic Writing 

  • Tuesday 8th June: Quoting without getting busted

  • Friday 11th June: The Play's The Thing (Introduction to script writing) 

We look forward to sharing more with you soon about this exciting new journey we are embarking upon.