School Visits

In a 2019 survey, The Literacy Trust found that pupils who have received author visits experience more enjoyment and more confidence in their reading*.

I am pleased to offer both online and in-person visits; I have a full UK driving licence and and am open to travel. I also hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

In-person sessions may be booked for a half or full day including an assembly, Key Stage 2 writing workshops, Q&A and a book-signing session.

Online sessions can include a presentation, reading, Q&A and a writing activity to continue with after the video call.

For further information, availability and pricing, please get in touch through my contact page.


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Thank you so much for such a lovely day.  You had a good rapport with the children, and they thoroughly enjoyed the writing tasks-you inspired them and created a purposeful buzz whilst they wrote!  They also enjoyed listening to excerpts from your book and hearing about your new book coming up!  They also loved hearing from you as an author during the Whole School Assembly too.”

Head of English, Greenfield School, Surrey

“It was an invaluable experience for our students. You delivered a lovely presentation and reading, which was perfectly targeted at their level. Our students were thrilled with the experience and are looking forward to completing the activity you set.”

Year 5 teacher, ISA International Tianhe, China

The best day, I couldn’t keep my feet on the ground” / “I really like these books and the workshop was perfect” / “So exciting! I loved the workshop and assembly” / “She showed us how to plan and make a book” / “She answered some of our questions and gave us very good tips and hints to become a writer” / “I really enjoyed spending time with you Jemma Hatt making my own Adventurer character”

Year 4 pupils, Copperfield Academy, Gravesend

“Great workshops, which encouraged the children to use their own thoughts and ideas and to build on them. Jemma made time for the children, so that they could ask and answer questions. As a result of Jemma’s enthusiasm and encouragement, a small group of children have now started a writing club and are also writing their own book. A very inspiring experience!”

Year 6 Teacher / Assistant Headteacher, Greenhill Primary School, Yorkshire

“The children absolutely loved it, and it was great for them to hear from you, especially as you spoke so highly of the importance of reading. Thank you for your time and talking about the books too. The children have thoroughly enjoyed creating their own characters.”

Year 2 Teacher, Springwell Park Primary School, Merseyside

“I loved the meeting with Jemma Hatt !!!!!” / “I really enjoyed it, it was great fun” / “it was very interesting”

Year 4 pupils, Sutton-at-Hone Primary School, Kent

“Both workshops were fully booked and received excellent feedback from attendees”

Librarian, Sevenoaks Library, Kent

“Our pupils were hooked… every bookworm’s perfect day”

Headteacher, Kemsing Primary School, Kent