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

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
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
1 hour
School-wide licence: £120+VAT
Accessible Until
7 days after broadcast

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 short 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

About online training

The school-wide licence for this livestream short course costs just £120+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this livestream training:

  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team will be able to ask questions using the chat window which will be answered by the presenter at the end of the session.
  • A recording of the course will be made available to everyone at your school for a further 7 days following broadcast, so they can still watch the training even if they cannot attend the course live.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this livestream short course, please click the 'Book Now' button next to your chosen date* below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

Please note that all times stated below are in British Summer Time (BST).

*If there are no 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.

17 September 2021, 3:45PM