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A one-man show offering school visits and virtual school visits to raise attainment in English skills.

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What's this all about?

I'm Barrie. I'm a former English teacher, Consultant and Examiner. Some pupils call me the 'Punctuation Man' and I've been visiting schools for fourteen years.

I can help your pupils to remember, understand and apply key English skills such as punctuation and grammar. I do this through school visits (remotely and in person) and entertaining them. What better way to learn than learning through laughter?

Feedback about the school visits and virtual school visits

In these difficult times, using remote teaching for the punctuation show brought fun, engagement and a new face into the classroom! Great, supportive and follow up resources too. - Thank you Barrie. L Hylton
Eastfield Primary
Thanks for delivering your show this morning! I've had 6 members of staff hunt me down today to thank me and say that they enjoyed it! My class were clapping and doing the "Bracket Dance" later in the day as well so it's clearly had a positive impact!
C Agar
Bamburgh School
Thank you SO much!
That was awesome - the children absolutely loved it! It was a great way to start our Thursday morning. Everything ran VERY smoothly.
Anna Marren
Beaumont Primary
The information was clear on the ppt and was explained well and straight to the point. How Barrie presented it was great. His expressions and actions/dances were very engaging and funny. He made the learning fun! 
S Darwin
Collierley Primary School

School Visits

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School visits to deliver English shows to assist with your identified areas for improvement.

If you're not happy, I won't charge.

Virtual Visits

Virtual School Visits

Virtual school visits to deliver English shows direct to your classroom or to your pupils' homes via MS Teams, Zoom, Meet or your platform of choice.

If you're not happy, I won't charge.

English Resources

English Resource Collage

Free English resources to save you time and money.

If you're not happy…well, they're free!

How the school visits benefit teachers...

SPAG tests, GCSEs, Reading tests… they're all a huge cause of stress for Heads and Teachers who are trying to engage pupils in their learning.

Do you think it would be great if there was a way to engage pupils AND improve their SPAG test scores? You should get in touch.

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How the school visits benefit pupils...

When we go to the theatre, or a concert, we remember what we've seen. We talk about it with our friend. It's an experience that we learn from. The concept of The Punctuation Show adapts this to the school curriculum.

The shows combine a comedy show, a rock concert and a (literally) all-singing, all-dancing literacy lesson to create an impact on results.

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  • Which age group are your school visits aimed at?

    The shows have been written to be family friendly, but also to appeal to all. Regardless of the age group you teach, there will be an appropriate show.

  • How do the English shows work?

    The shows combine a rock concert, with a comedy show, quiz and an all singing and dancing (literally) English lesson. The focus is to engage in English.

  • How many pupils can be included in a show?

    As many as you like. The shows work best with an aisle down the middle of the audience.

  • Do you provide follow up resources?

    Yes. You will receive a link to a web page, where you can download a stack of follow up resources, including the songs and sketches and over 50 PowerPoints to use in class.

  • How far do you travel?

    The short answer is all over the UK (or further if required).

    The shows have been as far south as the Isle of Wight, as far north as Scotland and pretty much everywhere in between, all in the name of raising attainment through entertainment.

  • How much is it?

    As I travel all over the UK, I'm sure you understand need to know a bit more information. Please drop me an email for a proper quote for your school visit. Prices start from just £75+VAT.


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Something for Everyone

Whatever your punctuation, grammar, reading or English GCSE needs are, you'll find a school visit or virtual school visit that will help.

Company Information

The Punctuation Show and everything on this site is owned by PODCASTREVISION LTD
Director: Barrie McDermid
Company number - 06990962
VAT Reg - 978 170187
Public Liability Insurance cover for £1,000,000

The mission of The Punctuation Show is to raise attainment through entertainment and encourage pupils to learn through laughter. We aim to please in everything we do and will go out of our way to provide outstanding customer service.

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