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Talking Partners@Primary

To improve the way children communicate across the curriculum, enabling them to become independent and skilful speakers and listeners.

Thursday 20 and 27 June 2019.

Talking Partners@Primary is designed to improve the way children communicate across the curriculum, enabling them to become independent and skilful speakers and listeners and accelerate progress with writing. It is designed to improve the delivery of speech, language and communication in the classroom on a day to day basis by practitioners.

This targeted, time-limited (10 weeks) intervention can be used with small groups or the whole class.

Evaluations indicate that typically pupils will make over 18 months progress in their productive oral language though the delivery of Talking Partners@Primary.

It is particularly beneficial for children who have English as an additional language.

Training Objectives

Delegates will:

  • To examine the underpinning pedagogical principles and benefits of the Talking Partners@Primary programme
  • To develop a bank of resources through demonstration of practical activities
  • To be able to provide opportunities for pupils to practice and rehearse target language through a range of focused activities
  • To be able to gauge and evidence impact of the programme.

Audience: EYFS, KS1, KS2

It is recommended that both an inclusion manager and teaching assistant or equivalents attend the course. Delegates must attend both days training before Talking Partners can be implemented in school. Places are provided on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of 20 people on the course. Optional pre reading - ‘Time to Talk’ by Jean Gross.

This training is delivered by Bhupinder Gill - an accredited Talking Partners Trainer.

View the event page for further information .