Wednesday 01 February 2017
Dryden Centre, Evistones Road, Gateshead, NE9 5UR

This conference will give you and your staff the opportunity to consider how to raise achievement for low attaining children; whilst attending this half day of professional development.
The session is sponsored by Oxford University Press and organised and supported by educationGateshead, Gateshead Council.

Content: Session 1:
What works for low attaining children – including children from low income backgrounds

  • This session looks at the factors which research shows make most difference to low attaining children: tackling early language, literacy and numeracy difficulties, increasing parental support for learning, and increasing children’s selfbelief and aspiration. With a particular focus on numeracy, the session will explore
    – aspects of class teaching that best support children who find learning hard, plus how to choose and manage effective early intervention programmes
    – case studies of effective parental engagement
    – ways of building children’s belief in themselves as effective learners

Session 2:
Developing Effective School and Classroom Practice – Improving children’s communication skills

  • This will focus on communication and language. School leaders know that poor speaking and listening skills often underpin poor attainment, especially in pupils from low income backgrounds and not just in literacy, but in maths too. This session will provide practical examples of schools which have improved children’s communication skills and as a result raised attainment across the board.

Who is it for: Primary Heads, DHT, Primary maths subject leaders/SLT members (*Max 2 delegates per school)
Cost: £40.00/60.00* (SLA/Non-SLA) (This is a not for profit charge to cover the venue, refreshment & admin costs)
Registration: 08.30
Times: 08.55-12.00

jean grossJean Gross has been Primary National Strategy director responsible for overcoming barriers to achievement, CEO of the charity responsible for the Every Child a Reader and Every Child Counts programmes, and most recently the government’s Communication Champion for children. Jean is the author of numerous best-selling books on children’s issues. She is passionate about achieving better life chances for children who don’t have much going for them in their lives and dedicates her time to trying to make a difference for these children.

Conference – Jean Gross – Flyer and Booking Form (PDF)

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