Kevin Graal training with British Council

Kevin Graal – children’s storyteller – training

storytelling training

Kevin is a confident and experienced trainer with a long track record in providing training for early years practitioners, primary school teachers and staff and volunteers on arts and community projects.

Kevin’s training work comprises two main strands:

Storytelling skills – developing skills in the art of oral storytelling.

The uses of storytelling – exploring the pivotal role that stories play in the acquisition of language and literacy.

Within these two strands, Kevin has developed online professional development sessions and tailor-made onsite training to inspire participants to become better, more confident storytellers.

online professional development onsite training
Kevin was absolutely brilliant at the Early Years conference and all our colleagues left feeling energised and ready for the term.
Inspector for Primary & Early Years
Kingston Upon Thames
Kevin Graal training conference
All the teachers agree that they found Kevin's sessions inspiring, stimulating and a valuable contribution to their own professional development – excellent inservice training.
Christ the King RC Primary, Coventry

online professional development

storytelling, language and literacy

Self-directed training

Kevin’s online training is self-directed. Participants watch a video and work on training activities at their own pace, and at a time of their own choosing – either independently or with colleagues.

Follow-up online session

A follow-up online session with Kevin provides an opportunity to practise the training activities and share discoveries. This online session can be a stand-alone training event or part of an INSET day or staff meeting.

Online training modules

Early Years + Key Stage 1 + Key Stage 2

Each of the three modules consists of:

a 15-minute video with onscreen prompts to pause for training activities

instructions for training activities with accompanying guidelines and resources

information and links to a wide range of further resources.

Find out more about each module

Online training videos & activities

The videos and accompanying activities, guidelines and resources that make up each module are accessed via a login page as part of an online training package.

Video trailers

Early Years video trailer

KS1 video trailer

KS2 video trailer

Online training packages

Early Years package

+ Zoom session

A package for nurseries, playgroups & children’s centres, etc. includes access to the Early Years module and a follow-up Zoom* session.

Schools packages

Option 1

+ + + Zoom session

A package for schools includes access to all three Key Stage modules and one follow-up Zoom* session.

Option 2

+ + + 3 Zoom sessions

A package for schools includes access to all three Key Stage modules plus three follow-up Zoom* sessions – one for each Key Stage. This option may be appropriate if training is required for a large group of teachers from all three Key Stages.

* Or other online platform by arrangement

Academy chains & school clusters, etc

Please enquire.


The online professional development modules are accessed via a login page with a username and password which will be sent to you, together with your Zoom meeting invitation(s) once your booking is confirmed.

Please note:
The follow-up Zoom session should be scheduled to allow time for all participants to have watched the relevant video and completed the training activities beforehand.

For enquiries and to make a booking, please contact Kevin.

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Kevin’s training workshops on ‘Bringing a Story to Life’ have inspired our English Language teachers to be more creative in their teaching and given them new found confidence in their storytelling.
English Project Manager
British Council, Bahrain
Kevin Graal training with British Council Kids Read

onsite training

Kevin’s track record as a trainer is distinguished and wide-ranging: from lively presentations for after-school staff meetings and INSET days to workshops and key-note speaking at conferences.

Kevin’s training is delivered with clarity and good humour. His focus is always on ideas that are relevant to real-life situations and give participants fresh insights and new perspectives on the ancient art of storytelling.

Kevin provides onsite training for:

Early Years practitioners

Inservice workshops for nursery teachers, playworkers, childminders and speech and language specialists, and demonstrations and key-note speaking at EY conferences.

Teaching staff & language & literacy professionals

Primary school INSET days, staff meetings and presentations and key-note speaking for conferences and professional development courses.

Staff & volunteers on arts & community projects

One-off training sessions and longer-term courses.

Practical ideas

Down to earth and refreshingly free of jargon, Kevin’s training sessions will improve your self-confidence, unlock your creativity and - above all - leave you with lots of practical ideas.

Lots of really good ideas for 'playing' with stories through songs, rhythm and drama.
Inservice training day for Early Years practitioners
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Enquiries & booking

For online training enquiries and to arrange a booking please contact Kevin.

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