Welcome to Ian MacDonald's Author in Schools website!

Ian MacDonald MA BEd

As well as his inter-active author days for schools, Ian also provides an inspiring workshop session for teachers, designed to equip schools to meet the challenge of Inspiring Boys to Write

Ian MacDonald provides inter-active workshop days for schools, all designed to get ‘boys on board’ with reading and writing.  Here he shares his ideas and strategies to make a difference to writing in your school.

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Book an author visit or make an enquiry

Writer in Residence

Ian also provides a writer-in-residence service for schools designed to inspire and raise standards in writing.  He can combine classroom workshop days with staff development sessions – a real opportunity to see writing development in action in your school.

‘Spaceship’ Books Y4 Residency Programme Birmingham School

Literacy Links

This page provides links to third-party web sites relevant to Ian, author visits, the creative curriculum, etc. and other sites of interest.

Author Visits

You can find out more about booking author Ian MacDonald by clicking on the links on the left – you also find Ian by visiting the web sites below…

www.contactanauthor.co.uk – A national database of authors. Locate and contact Ian and other authors on this extensive site.

https://www.patronofreading.co.uk – A scheme pairing schools with an author who develops a longer term relationship with the school.

www.authorhotline.com a new web site that helps readers connect with authors. Search the author profile page to find out more about Ian MacDonald http://www.authorhotline.com/profiles.php

Other useful organisations…

The School Library Association (SLA) – Supporting everyone involved with school libraries.

Boys Into Books – Supporting the reading needs of boys in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

The National Literacy Trust – An charity which aims to change lives through literacy.

Book Trust – A charity which encourages people of all ages and cultures to discover and enjoy reading.

Federation of Children’s Books Groups – An umbrella organisation supporting local book groups.