For teachers

For teachers

May 2015

Is the next winner of Poetry By Heart Scotland a student at your school? Registration is now open for the 2015-16 competition. Find out more here. 2015 winner, Lydia Roy from Bishopbriggs Academy pictured here with Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead. 


Poetry posters

To commemorate the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli campaign, we have new downloadable poetry posters. You can search all the posters by tag to find the posters you want quickly and easily.

Poetry By Heart Scotland

The competition has gone with a swing and Scotland's first Poetry By Heart championhas been crowned. It was a roaring success and we're planning how to make it even bigger and better next time! All the details about the finals and the competition are here so you can find out more. Image by matt Katzenberger shared under a CC licence at

Making Makars

Want to know what new resources and poems have been shared by schools? Pop on over to Making Makars to find out. Or if you have ideas for a blog, get in touch at

What's On?

Planning poetry workshops or CPD this term? Explore our current workshop opportunities here, and don't forget to find out what's happening more broadly in the world of poetry on our connect pages

Classroom Resources

Look in our library of resources to find just the right thing to help meet your poetry classroom needs. From Early Years to senior students, we should have something to help with reading and writing and enjoying poetry in a range of ways, across the curriculum.


Poetry competitions can be the ideal way to bring poetry into the classroom. Many offer helpful guidance for teachers, and the prospect of prizes, publication and a real audience can prove highly motivating for pupils. Find out more about competitions for all ages and throughout the year.