Poetry for Primary School Children

"Challenging and inspiring for primary aged children!" - OFSTED

Welcome to my wonderful world of poetry in primary schools!


If you are interested in a visit in your school, please take a look around my website. I promise a spectacular day of inspiration, creativity and fun!

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What They Say

What a super day! Through Ian’s assembly and workshops, poetry became exciting, enjoyable and achievable – such a success for our pupils. Staff and pupils were enthused and many parents were keen to purchase signed books at the end of the day to encourage a further love of poetry in their pupils. Already booked for next year!

Stacy McHale - Assistant Headteacher

Primary Schools

Writing and performing high quality poetry is a real and valuable skill well within reach of all children in our primary schools. Inviting a professional children’s poet to work in school can be a fantastic opportunity for children and teachers alike
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International Schools

While the bulk of my work in schools is here in the UK, I have, over the years, visited many international schools in Europe and beyond
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Library Visits

I am in continual demand for performances and workshops in libraries all over the UK. Just very recently I have appeared in libraries in York, Stockport, Rochdale, Blackburn, Warrington, Bolton, Bury, Lancashire, Salford, Newcastle and Blackpool.
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Go to the Head!

Get ​a copy of my new poetry book Go To The Head for free!

Dive into this collection of poems about life at school, at home, in the big wide world… even in the depths of the sea – and you’re sure to come up smiling.