School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Thirty Second Challenge: Games to Support 'Partner Talk' Across the Curriculum

One of our mantras at TT Education is that "talk is thought" – that only when you talk something through can you realise if you've properly understood it. But, when we ask children to discuss things in ‘talk partners’, how can we be sure they’re all on task and actually learning? This course introduces ten games that provide an engaging structure for partner talk, and shows how they can apply across the curriculum.

  • Practical and engaging
  • Clear links to National Curriculum contexts
  • Help children know more and remember more
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

"Who needs the most practice talking in school?" asked the home-schooling advocate John Holt. "Who gets the most?" he added. We know how effective child-led and oracy-rich learning can be - and how engaging it is, too - but how can we maximise the talk while ensuring that children stay on task so they actually learn? This course will:

  • Outline the research into talk-led learning - which has a central role in the 2014 National Curriculum;
  • Explore ten games that support ‘partner talk’ in an engaging way;
  • Show how these work in all subjects, and at different levels of learning.

This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Headteachers, SLT and Curriculum Leads
  • Teachers and TAs
  • EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3

If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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