16th November 2011

Jane’s visit was inspirational.  The children were completely engaged and motivated by her writing.  Her openness about what led to her being a writer has enthused so many of the children.  Jane’s book, From Rear Ender to Slender Brenda, balances a serious subject with a good deal of wit.  Her writing, while very accessible to Junior aged children, avoids being patronising.  I would highly recommend a visit from Jane for any school. We look forward to welcoming her again.  Thank you Jane!


November 2010

Jane has visited Barfield on several occasions and, each time, she has totally engaged our children (Years 3-8) with her dynamic and entertaining style of storytelling. As the author of ‘WS,’ which features bullying and the nature of children’s relationships as the central themes, the children have been enthralled with her absorbing storylines.

She takes time to discuss aspects of the story, in a very sensitive way, as well as inviting the children to reflect, ask questions and make comments.

Highly recommended.

Johnathan Wrennall

Head of English, Barfield School’



Dear Jane,

Please accept my sincere thanks, and that of the school,
for your very successful visit to Ropley Primary School before half term.
The children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed your visit, and appreciated the
activities that you did with the different classes, as well as the time that
you spent talking about being an author. Thank you so much, and please
accept our good wishes for the future.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Noyce
(School English Subject Leader)’


16th May 2011

Jane Cuff is a superb local author who builds a wonderful rapport with the
children that she visits in local schools. The Year 5/6 children that she
visited were totally engrossed in her book. They thoroughly enjoyed hearing a ‘real life author ‘ reading  the story the way it should be read. Jane was very
honest with the children,giving them an insight into her sons life and the
bullying that he suffered. They were able to empathise with the way the
characters behaved in the book and how children should behave. She led an in depth discussion on bullying which supported the schools teaching within the PHSE curriculum.
Jane has judged a story competition within the school giving constructive feedback to every child. This was greatly appreciated by the children (and teachers too).

Teresa Hamnond

Literacy co-ordinator

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