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Talking to Children

Talking to Children
Aimed at: Class Teachers & Support Staff

Duration: 1 Day

Chris Gajewski – School Improvement Consultant

Chris Gajewski has had a broad range of experience within schools and local authorities nationally as a head teacher, school improvement partner and adviser. He is currently working as a freelance school improvement consultant and is also a lead assessor for the ‘Challenge Award’ which involves him assessing good and outstanding primary and secondary schools throughout the country to review the on-going quality or provision by observing learning, scrutinising work, interviewing staff, parents, governors and pupils and reviewing a broad range of evidence. His work is highly regarded by schools as he quickly establishes positive and effective working relationships through honest challenge and measured professional support.

This is a full day session with two discrete components. The first, morning session will support delegates to review the principles of talking to children and the impact that a structured, well developed approach has on the quality of learning-pupil independence- pupil responsibility and standards. During the morning, delegates will prepare a series of questions to ask children.  The afternoon session will enable them to work with a group of children and talk to them about their work. Following this, there will be an opportunity for delegates to adapt and modify their work for use back in their own school.
Attendance at the session will support delegates to develop mechanisms for greater involvement of pupils in taking responsibility and accounting for outcomes.

Delegate Price:   £100 including refreshments
Day Date Start Finish
Friday 30 April 2015 9.15 4.00

                       To book places, please contact Jeanette Gillott at St Peter’s Learning Centre on

01939-236141 or email learning.centre@st-peters.shropshire.sch.uk