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Closing the Word Gap: What Really Works with Jean Gross

  • Outwood Institute of Education Tenter Balk Lane Doncaster, England, DN6 United Kingdom (map)

The Oxford Expert Speaker Programme brings the best known experts in education to events across the UK to share new ways of thinking about teaching and learning.

What will be covered?

Session 1: What we mean by closing the word gap, the national policycontext, the links between spoken language and attainment, and how tocreate communicative-supportive classroom and school environment

Session 2: Practical strategies for developing language and communication, explicitly teaching vocabulary, a little extra for some pupils

About Jean Gross

Jean Gross‘s career in education as a teacher, an educational psychologist,author and an adviser to government is all about children who, one way oranother, don’t have much going for them in their lives.

Her best-selling book. Time to Talk, now in its second edition, reflects themany examples of good practice she saw in her recent role asCommunication Champion for children.

Who should attend?

Designed for Primary Head Teachers, SLT, Subject Leaders and Inclusion Leads

How many places are availble?

There is a maximum of 2 places per school

Further details:

Registration is from 8.45am and refreshments will be provided.