Alex Quigley

Alex Quigley

Your first chance to see the new ‘Closing The Writing Gap’ book in action. This is the must-see course companion to the final book of ‘The Gap’ trilogy by renowned writer, teacher and TES columnist, Alex Quigley.


Nothing matters more than words...Words lie at the heart of our quest to narrow gaps between the advantaged and disadvantaged, to address social mobility. That’s why I am so pleased to welcome Alex’s powerfully illuminating book. It is a vital reminder that knowing about vocabulary is the responsibility of every teacher. It is also the entitlement of every child.
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of Association of School & College Leaders

Expertly weaving academic research with observations from the classroom, Alex explains why word poverty matters – and sets out what can be done about it. Word knowledge [...] is critical for success in every subject and as such it is the responsibility of all teachers to become word conscious.
Kate Nation, Professor of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University

Brilliant! Insightful, useful and practical
Laura Larkin, Leader Practitioner - English, Cockshut Hill School

Excellent ideas that can be implemented in the classroom
Melanie Gale, Assistant Subject Leader, Walney School

Practical and offered lots of answers to problems
Lauren Hayes, Co-op Academy of Manchester

Very valuable course - not only for content on vocabulary but also for strategies to implement whole school change
Stephanie Marsh, Head of English, Holy Cross Catholic School

It provided valuable strategies to implement in my classroom and as a wider school. His knowledge and enthusiasm was infectious
Rebecca Stephenson, English Teacher, Dyke House Academy

Clear strategies for addressing issues with creating a 'vocabulary rich' culture
Aimee Cobb, Head of English, Stockport School

Hugely informative
Catherine Sinkinson, English Teacher and Literacy Coordinator, Ysgol Eirias



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