Spoken Language

Project READ training opportunities included:

  • Derbyshire ECaT: Every Child a Talker (EYFS)
  • Talking Strategies (EYFS/ KS1 and KS2)

These courses were designed to equip teachers with subject knowledge, skills and practical approaches to teach spoken language skills effectively throughout school, drawing on research-informed practice. In addition, Talk Boost training enabled schools to deliver a structured intervention for KS1 and KS2 pupils who need more focused instruction to develop communication skills.

Case study Category
'Let's be Active Listeners!' EYFS - Year 2

How can we support our learners to listen effectively? This case study captures the experiences of EYFS-KS1 teachers who attended Talking Strategies EYFS-KS1 training during the Project READ year.  This CPD was based on the Talking Strategies 4-7 resource box developed by the communication charity ICAN. 

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Spoken Language
'We are active listeners!' in KS1 at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School

In this case study, Laura shares the impact of explicitly teaching active listening skills in KS1.

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Spoken Language
Alfreton Nursery - encouraging talk outdoors

 In these clips, Laura encourages conversation outdoors, making the most of opportunities to explore, climb, hunt and play. 

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Spoken Language
Every Child a Talker (ECaT) in the EYFS: effective adult-child interactions at Gorseybrigg Primary School

In these clips, Sophie uses a range of 'in the moment' strategies to support children's spoken language skills.

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Spoken Language