16th June 2015, London


Why this course is vital

"All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised" (English programmes of study, National curriculum in England, September 2013). Curriculum 2014 for English, Mathematics and Science places a premium on the 'spoken word'. In making judgments about pupils' progress and attainment in literacy, Ofsted will include the development of oral communication skills. Research shows that focusing on improving language and communication skills can significantly improve attainment in every subject. Discover how to integrate opportunities for pupil talk into all lessons and how to increase pupils' confidence and skills to develop into gifted communicators and high attainers.

A comprehensive guide to meet the demands of the new Curriculum for spoken language

  • How to integrate opportunities for meaningful pupil talk into all lessons
  • Tried and tested strategies to improve pupils'
  • - Critical thinking
    - Verbal reasoning
    - Questioning skills and techniques
    - Clarity in expressing thoughts and emotions
    - Debate and discussion
    - Listening skills and reflection
  • Use of discussion to probe understanding and clarify misconceptions
  • What works to stop shouting out

A toolkit for developing spoken language skills

  • Over 30 ways to develop pupil talk inside and outside of the classroom
  • Lesson planning techniques for integrating pupil talk
  • Assessment methods to support and measure progress
  • Strategies and techniques for developing confidence in shy and reluctant speakers
  • The best methods to enthuse those who are disaffected and disinterested
  • Ways to use ICT to improve speech

Benefits of attending

  • Be prepared to meet the demands of Curriculum 2014 and Ofsted
  • Improve reading, writing and thinking skills with pupil talk
  • Cultivate advanced verbal communicators by insisting on high quality
  • Support independent thinking and learning through dialogue
  • Create a classroom climate where every child feels able to contribute
  • Make every pupil a confident, engaging communicator in every setting: one-to-ones, small groups and formal presentations

Who should attend

  • Teachers
  • Heads of Department
  • Curriculum leaders
  • and leaders in charge of improving teaching





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