How to Teach Vocabulary to close the Word Gap

Target role: All Schools


17 October 2019 09:00-15:00


Charlotte has 20 years’ experience working as a teacher, consultant and educational writer. Her expertise lies in: whole school improvement, curriculum development and writing, managing institutional change, training and coaching teachers and educational leaders, the use of new technologies (webcasts, websites, interactive whiteboards and iPods) as teaching and assessment tools, as well as the teaching of literacy from Early Years to Key Stage 3.

Worked with leadership in schools and academies to implement change.

Set up robust assessment systems that ensure pupil progress is recorded accurately. Used data to enable schools to use their resources effectively.

Provided schools with long-term support so that they were able to ensure every child in the school could read.

Established a masterclass / coaching model within schools so that teaching improved rapidly.

Worked with Outstanding schools to develop their practice in light of the new inspection framework.

Gave schools concise reports with clear recommendations.

Developed new training for the company in Literacy for Key Stage 2, spelling and the new grammar curricula.

Developed our staff through a coaching model, so that they were prepared both for the new training and their new role in schools.

This session will include:

Looking at how we can close the word gap by teaching vocabulary in context. We will look at the most recent research and show how teaching vocabulary is crucial to children being successful at comprehension.


Training and Learning Centre, Cowper Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PF


£30 (including lunch)

Please note that non-attendance will incur a full course fee unless notified at least 2 weeks prior to the session

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