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Talking partners promoting speaking and listening. (2 sessions)

Event code SCH 20/161 
Event description Credit worthy

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 (SLC) in the classroom on a day to day basis by practitioners, as well as support targeted children who may lack skills or confidence to express themselves clearly.
This targeted, time-limited (10 weeks) intervention can be used with small groups or the whole class.

The practitioner models the use of good language structures, varied vocabulary and positive speaking and listening behaviours. Talk frameworks and visual prompts are used throughout to support children to become more independent learners.

Talking Partners@Primary is effective, proven good practice. During a 10-week programme pupils typically make over 18 months progress in their productive oral language.

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

This training is delivered by an accredited Talking Partners Trainer.

Instructions to delegates - 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

If you have any queries or would like to discuss further, please contact Bhupinder Gill on Tel: 07880784510 or Email: 
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 
Key stages
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Subject areas Equality and Inclusion
Target audience
Deputy Head / Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Setting Manager / Headteacher / Key Stage Co-ordinators / Leadership Team / Newly Qualified Teachers / SEN Co-ordinator / Subject Leaders / Teachers / Teaching Assistant
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Qualification level
Innovation Centre Medway, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9FD map
Location Medway
Training Provider The Education People - Inclusion and Support Services
Admin contact Jane Austin (
Bhupinder Gill
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 36
Funding information This is a chargeable event -
£380 or 36 credits per person for 2 days (including cost of £75.00 resources).

If two delegates attend from the same school and would like one set of resources then one person will be charged £380 or 36 credits and the other £305 or 29 credits.
If the above affects your booking(s), please indicate by entering 'ONE RESOURCE' in the booking requirements field.

Lunch will be provided.

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place through CPD online. Cancellation charges will apply..

20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice.
Start date Thursday 11 June 2020
Times 09:30-16:00
Number of sessions This event has 2 sessions. Click here to view session information.