THE TALKING SCHOOL CONFERENCE 2017 - now with reduced cost

To be completed by: Tue 20 Jun 2017

Time: -Tue 20 Jun 2017 | Venue:

The Talking School Conference 2017 takes place on 20 June. The Talking School Conference is a well-established annual event providing Headteachers and Senior Managers with national and local key messages and inspirational training on successful whole school development.


Deepening Learning through Oracy

Date: 20 June 2017

Venue: The Midland Hotel,




Keynotes from:

Alan Howe- Making Talk Work: Using talk to learn; learning to use talk

Alan is former Director of the Wiltshire Oracy Project and National Oracy Project, Alan was part of the first significant movement in the UK to establish oracy as a major educational initiative.


Beccy Earnshaw – Voice 21: Get Talking in Class!

Beccy is Director of Voice 21, which campaigns for the teaching of speaking skills in all state schools, and provides support to educators on all things oracy, based on the work of School 21. Beccy was previously Director of Schools NorthEast (a network of 1,200 schools in the North East).

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend two workshops throughout the conference with a choice from the following:

Developing the characteristics of effective learning to deepen young children’s thinking, understanding and talk – Haworth Primary, Eastwood Primary and Eldwick Primary

Developing the skill of explaining across the curriculum – Whetley Primary

Deepening children’s thinking through questioning – Green Lane Primary

Drama as a Tool for Developing Inference– Eldwick Primary

A whole school approach to talk – Parkwood Primary

What makes good talk? – School 21

Cost: £80 (first delegate) £150 (for 2 places from the same setting) Early bird discount (if booked before 31 May 2017): £70 per person

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Published: 26/04/2017
Audience: Headteachers, Oracy Leads, literacy leads
Contact: Tracey Parry

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