Haringey Learning Partnership (working on behalf of First Story)


  • Assemblies + talks

    Delivered to any age group, of any size, Ashley’s engaging assemblies will keep students captivated throughout. Drawing on his personal experience coming from a single-parent working-class background, Ashley’s inspiration journey has the potential to be transformative.

  • Live readings with Q+A

    Extract readings from, all or either: THE 392, YOUR SHOW and WILD EAST that can be tailored to accommodate any age group, of any size.

  • Creative writing workshops

    Drawing on some of the themes from his work, Ashley can lead engaging and innovative Creative Writing workshops and sessions for those wanting to write stories with flair and without fear. Participants will find new ways to enrich and invigorate their creative efforts.

  • English department CPD sessions

    Ashley’s engaging and innovative CPD sessions intend to provide the practical tools needed for practitioners wanting to teach storytelling and foster young people’s confidence writing with flair and without fear. Participants will find new ways to enrich and invigorate their student’s creative efforts in and out of the classroom.

  • Book sellings + signings

    Ashley can sign copies of THE 392, YOUR SHOW and WILD EAST.

Get in touch about booking a session


I really enjoyed the day and the students have been buzzing about it. We would happily have you back next year.

Mark McDowell
Rainham Mark Grammar School, Kent

Your last visit to us was so amazing… would love to have you in again!

Fran Walker, Teacher
Archer Academy, London

I have just been listening to my daughter talk about your visit to her school last week. Thank you for inspiring her so much.

King Ethelbert School, Kent

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your talk to our year 11 pupils last Friday. I have had a lot of students approach me to say how much they enjoyed your presentation; they found you lively and engaging and quite a number have commented on how it was the best talk of the year! It was a genius move to leave them hanging with the book extract! You have such a warm and genuine manner with the students and your enthusiasm really comes across; you clearly love talking to an audience, you are a natural story teller. I would love to invite you back again to speak to other year groups…

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Kent


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