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

Achieving Excellence in Vocabulary Acquisition

Have you heard of the 'Word Gap' - the large disparity in how many words children hear at home before they reach school age? Vocabulary is certainly a focus of the 2014 National Curriculum, and it's of particular concern to Ofsted too. This engaging course outlines five powerful approaches to help your children acquire vocabulary, and use it in more sophisticated ways.

  • Rooted in research
  • Appropriate for all year groups
  • Practical ideas that work in the classroom

About this INSET

Have you heard about the 32 million 'word gap' for disadvantaged children? Although that figure has been discredited, newer research still suggests a large disparity in vocabulary exposure. This engaging CPD session looks at some of our favourite approaches for vocabulary acquisition. By attending this training you will:

  • Hear about research into vocabulary inequality
  • Explore strategies that help children with vocabulary
  • Learn how to encourage sophistication in children's vocabulary use

This INSET is appropriate for primary and special schools.

  • Headteachers, SLT, English coordinators
  • Class teachers, TAs
  • EYFS, KS1, KS2

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