Staff Meeting Development Programme with Rob Smith – Literacy Shed (Spring 2025)

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Exploring the Benefits of Film and Imagery for Writing

Led by Rob Smith from Literacy Shed


Rob will explore a range of still and moving image media demonstrating their value to the writing process through questioning and analysis. The session will look at how a director’s choice to portray something can be used by teachers to inspire students. Rob will show how film can be used to teach and model various writing techniques.

Experience inspiring termly webinars led by nationally renowned educational speakers. Gain insights and practical strategies to invigorate teaching practices. Available live or recorded for all school staff. Theme for 2024-25: “Re-Igniting the Spark: inspiring teachers’ passion and creativity.”

With guest speakers:

  • Hywel Roberts
  • Rob Smith (Literacy Shed)
  • Lee Parkinson (Mr P)

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DATE: Monday, 10 February 2025

TIME: 15:45-16:45


COST: £300 per person for non-subscribing schools

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Staff Meeting Programme have ONE FREE place on this meeting.

Additional places can be purchased – charges will apply. Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Rob Smith

Rob set up The Literacy Shed from his home way back in 2012 whilst teaching full time in a primary school in the North West of England. From blogging about the films, he was using with his class, to a site filled with 500+ short films and animations, the website has gone from strength to strength with the addition of Education Shed which hosts a range of products: SpellingShed, MathShed and PhonicsShed.

Rob now travels the world evangelising about the use of film and image in the classroom and how they can benefit reading and writing practice. In his talks, Rob demonstrates how film and image can help ignite a passion for writing whilst modelling and scaffolding the process. He shows his audience that film can aid comprehension skills such as inference, deduction, prediction and more. Rob’s techniques are now being used in 10,000+ schools around the world and are having a positive impact upon the millions of children whose teachers use them.

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