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Questioning Skills

The ‘Back-to-Basics’ are courses that focus on the skills that underpin good quality classroom teaching. This INSET provides an in-depth and comprehensive view of the importance of questioning in the classroom.

  • A clear understanding of the sequence of questions and the rationale for taxonomies
  • Practical strategies that link questioning with learning objectives
  • Questioning as part of metacognition

About this INSET

This INSET develops teachers' questioning skills, as part of the essentials of high-quality classroom teaching. Questioning is one of the most important aspects of Assessment for Learning and not only helps us adapt teaching to support all learners but is one of the most effective ways to create opportunities for stretch and challenge in the classroom. It is suitable for all phases and subjects.



  • Consider effective sequencing and use of taxonomies and question frameworks
  • Look at was to use questioning as part of Assessment for Learning
  • Discuss questioning as part of the building blocks of substantive and disciplinary knowledge
  • Link questioning with tasks and Learning Objectives
  • Consider ways of encouraging students to ask effective enquiry questions

How this works for your school

One of our experienced consultants would be happy to come to your school to deliver this INSET training.  

  • Our consultant would contact you to discuss your focus for the training 
  • We would tailor the content according to your specific needs 
  • Each member of your team would receive their own resource pack

Our INSET price varies depending on the number of staff attending. You may choose to open the training up to your Teaching Assistants and have a whole staff training experience. Or, you may wish to aim the training simply at your teaching staff.

Whatever you choose, we would ensure that our training targets all staff attending and that your staff receive an inspiring and engaging session. Please fill out the enquiry form below if you wish to find out more and receive a quote.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this INSET day, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please fill in the form below to send us a message. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us by email: