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SESSION POSTPONED NQT Primary Conference: ‘Teaching talk, Pupil talk, Thinking talk’



Whole day NQT Primary Conference, ‘Teaching Talk, Pupil Talk, Thinking Talk’ on Thursday 21st May 2020.
This conference will support NQTs to develop the quality of talk in their classrooms so that the learning is more effective. The conference will be opened with a keynote from the highly acclaimed Professor Neil Mercer (Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Study Centre, Oracy Cambridge, The Hughes Hall Centre for Effective Spoken Communication) sharing his research findings on the role of language in the classroom and the development of children’s thinking.


The theoretical themes of his keynote will be followed by practical workshops from Neil Mercer, and his colleague, Dr James Mannion and experienced school leaders and consultants with a focus on related topics such as ‘Coding Children’s Language’, ‘Talk for SEND’, ‘Talk for EYFS’ and ‘Voice Techniques’. Throughout the day the NQTs will have the opportunity to explore evidence informed approaches to the development of classroom talk shown to improve children's skills in communicating, learning and reasoning.

The conference will support NQTs’ ability to harness the power of talk to stimulate pupil’s thinking and advance their understanding. The workshops will share repertoires of interactive skills and techniques on which the NQTs can draw flexibly and creatively, but also in a principled way, according to purpose context and needs.

This is an exciting opportunity for NQTs to experience a full day of high quality CPD, it is a collaborative cross borough conference organised by Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster in association with Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Brent, Haringey, Barking and Dagenham, and Southwark.

This full day conference will be held at the Hilton Double Tree Inn in Ealing Common, W5 3HN. The venue is well served for transport links and is a short walk from Ealing Broadway which is on the District and Central tube lines.

Booking Information

Do ensure that you book early to secure your place. Conference rate is FREE* to those buying in to the full NQT CPD programme, £120 to all others, or at the reduced rate of £100 if booked before March 31st
If places are still available by end of April, RQTs may book a place.

Free places must be secured by booking before March 31st. Discount will not show below. The discount will be applied in the shopping basket once the booking is confirmed.

21 May 2020 09:00 - 16:00

Closing date: 14/05/2020
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Date and Time

21 May 2020 09:00 - 16:00


Hilton Double Tree Inn in Ealing Common .


Julie Shaw & Linda Crichton
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