Support for Schools
A full-day audit of the quality of staff and pupil talk (oracy) in your school. Analysis and tailored recommendations in a detailed report.
training / workshops to develop high quality talk
INSETs & staff meetings on topics including
Reducing teacher talk
Building pupil vocabulary
Alternatives to hands up
All training is evidence-based and practical.
whole school talk initiatives
Working with your team to embed lasting change. In addition to training, I provide in-class coaching, modelling and mentoring. I can help you develop a whole school pupil talk agreement, a whole school teacher talk pledge, and whole school pupil talk prompts.
philosophy for children
Training, advice and support including
Level 1 P4C (SAPERE validated two day course)
P4C into writing (read more here: P4C can motivate children to write)
P4C has been proven to raise attainment for all and narrow the gap. www.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/our-work/projects/philosophy-for-children
Thinking Moves A-Z one day accredited training
The Thinking Moves A – Z is a practical vocabulary for thinking about thinking. By naming 26 ways of thinking in a simple alphabetical structure - from looking Ahead to Zooming in or out - it provides a new language for teachers and pupils to reflect on their own cognitive processes.
This language can be used across the curriculum to enhance thinking and deepen learning.
raising standards in writing
Training sessions and ongoing support packages to develop teachers from NQTs upwards into more confident, higher impact practitioners. Ensuring effective dialogue, questioning, AFL and feedback.