The Punctuation Show

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

Barrie is a former English teacher, consultant and examiner. Some pupils call him the Punctuation Man and hes been visiting schools for fourteen years.

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

School visits

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

Virtual visits

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

English resources

Free English resources save you time and money.

How the school visits benefit teachers...

SPAG tests, GCSEs, reading tests... theyre 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 with Barrie.

How the school visits benefit pupils...

When we go to the theatre, or a concert, we remember what weve seen. We talk about it with our friends. Its 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.


  • Which age group are school visits aimed at?

  • How do the English shows work?

  • How many pupils can be included in a show?

  • Are follow up resources provided?

  • How much is it?

To answer any of the above, visit the website and check out the FAQs section.

Something for everyone

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

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The staff and children alike really enjoyed the shows, finding them entertaining and informative. I have recommended you to some neighbouring schools.  Ellie, Selborne Primary

We cant thank you enough for the sessions today. We all got a huge amount from them and had a lot of fun too. You are a born entertainer! We really feel that progress will improve from the shows.  Rachel, Deanshanger Primary

We have noticed a marked change in the younger years since you started to visit us last year, with punctuation and grammar showing signs of far greater accuracy.  Mrs A Gorman, Barnard Castle School

Even the most challenging year 11s were absorbed in the session. Jennifer Cooper, Beauchamps School

…the students showed an enthusiasm for punctuation and learning that they havent before. The way your show is designed is brilliant to encourage the years 7s and other year groups you have visited in the past.  Jessica, Sirius Academy