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Catch Up Speaking and Writing - Talking Partners@Primary

Audience: Primary
Multiple sessions
  • Foundation
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Brief Overview

An Intervention programme for Children with English as an Additional Language and Speech and Language needs - a course designed to train school staff to strengthen children's’ communication and literacy skills. National and Kent data shows that children can make up to a years progress in speaking and writing after the 10 week intervention programme. The course is especially designed for to support children with English as an Additional language and can also support:

  • behaviour
  • children who lack skills or confidence as speakers and listeners
  • gifted and talented
  • emotional literacy
  • SEN
  • other vulnerable groups.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

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 in the classroom on a day to day basis by practitioners.

This targeted, time-limited (10 weeks) intervention can be used with small groups or the whole class.

Covid catch up funding can be spent on this training programme.



  • Session 1 - 24/01/2024 13:15  -  15:15
  • Session 2 - 07/02/2024 13:15  -  15:15

Event Type




Delivered by

  • Bhupinder Gill