The Oxford Expert Speaker Programme brings the best known experts in education to events across the UK to share new ways of thinking about teaching and learning.
Oxford University Press is delighted to be working with Jean Gross CBE, and we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve secured Jean to deliver an Expert Event in Cumbria.
Jean will be delivering “Closing the Word Gap: What Really Works” on 13th November 2019 at The Villa Levens, Brettargh Holt, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8EA. Places are limited to two per school in the first instance. Additional places can be added to our waiting list.
- The links between vocabulary and reading comprehension
- How to create communication-supportive classroom and school environments
- Whole-class approaches to developing vocabulary and wider language skills
- Choosing and implementing ‘catch-up’ strategies for those with limited language
- Good practice in supporting parents and carers to develop their children’s language skills
- 0900-09:30 Tea/Coffee & pastries on arrival – registration opens from 08:45hrs
- 09:30 Event Starts
- 11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee & biscuits
- 13:00 Event Closes & delegates depart
Primary Head Teachers, SLT, Subject Leaders and Inclusion Leads
About Jean Gross
Jean Gross CBE was formerly England’s Communication Champion for children and young people, responsible for promoting the importance of good language skills. Recently she chaired the ‘Bercow: Ten Years On’ independent review of services for children with speech, language and communication needs.
Jean has been a teacher, an educational psychologist, head of children’s services in a local authority, and a Visiting and Associate Fellow at three universities. She has frequently acted in an advisory capacity to government on early years, wellbeing and special educational needs policy.
Currently she acts as an advisor to the Big Lottery’s multi-million ‘A Better Start’ programme. She is a founding Trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation and a Trustee of ICAN, the children’s communication charity.
She is the author of numerous articles and best-selling books including Psychology and Parenthood (Open University Press, 1989) , Special educational needs and school improvement (David Fulton, 2004), Beating Bureaucracy in SEN (NASEN/Routledge, 3rd edn. 2015) and Time to Talk (Routledge, 2nd edn. 2017).
Jean Gross’s career in education is all about children who, one way or another, don’t have much going for them in their lives.
Her best-selling book. Time to Talk, now in its second edition, reflects the many examples of good practice she saw in her recent role as Communication Champion for children.
|Presenters:||Jean Gross CBE – Expert Speaker|
|Date:||Wednesday 13th November 2019|
|Time:||09:00 – 13:00hrs (Registration from 08:45am)|
|Venue:||The Villa Levens, Brettargh Holt, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8EA|
Please note that the £25 charge is to cover the costs of the venue; welcome pastries & morning refreshments and event organisation. The PD element is paid for by Oxford University Press.
* Please note that places are limited to two per school in the first instance. Additional places can be added to our waiting list. If you require more than two places, please add the additional names to your booking by selecting the “Waiting list places required?” checkbox and then entering the name(s) into the text box.