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Kent English Conference 2021: Catching up with Vocabulary (five sessions)

Event code SCH 21/690 
Event description This year's Primary English Conference will address the impact of lengthy school closures on children’s vocabulary, considering ways to help your pupils get back on track with their vocabulary development and depth of understanding about how words work. Our much sought-after presenters will offer a range of high-quality, aspirational guidance, to support schools to meet this challenge.

We are delighted to welcome the following presenters:

- Pie Corbett, celebrated writer of the Talk for Writing approach, writer of children’s poetry and short stories, and education adviser for Literacy

- Rebecca Cosgrave, lead adviser with Babcock LDP and writer of the popular No Nonsense programmes, together with a suite of materials to boost vocabulary development

- Paul Cookson, an inspiring poet who effortlessly brings poetry to life for children, and compiler of the popular primary resource book ‘The Works’

- Andy Salmon (aka Sir Linkalot), writer of an inspirational spelling programme which aims to address those hard-to-spell words, -with Susie Dent, Sir Linkalot’s Lexicographer.

There will be five live sessions to which all booked and confirmed delegates will be given all links.

Dates & times:
Tuesday 12 October 2021 15:45-17:00. Pie Corbett

Wednesday 13 October 2021 13:30-14:45. Rebecca Cosgrave: Developing a Whole-school Strategic Approach to Vocabulary Teaching

Wednesday 13 October 2021 16:00-17:15. Rebecca Cosgrave: Teaching Vocabulary Well

Thursday 14 October 2021 13:30-14:45. Paul Cookson: From Performance to the Page

Thursday 14 October 2021 16:00-17:00. Sir Linkalot spelling programme by Andy Salmon with Suzie Dent

Attendees of the conference will have access to a special discount code for the Babcock Vocabulary materials, should they wish to take up the offer.

This conference will run as interactive Zoom sessions. Delegates will be sent the links no later than 24 hours before the first session date. Please ensure you are able to access Zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that these are not recorded and therefore not available to watch at a later date and delegates need to attend as a live session.

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Participants who are unable to install Zoom can join our training using the Zoom web client on their desktop web browser. The Join from your browser link will appear after the user clicks on the link to join the meeting. 
Training objectives  
Key stages
All image Foundation image KS1 image KS2 image KS3 image KS4 image KS5 image 14-19/24 image 
Subject areas English
Target audience
Subject Leaders / Teachers
target audience
Qualification level
Zoom course, use own computer, XXX XXX map
Training Provider The Education People - Standards and School Improvement Primary
Admin contact Joanne Hawker (
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 15
Funding information This conference is chargeable
£150.00 or 15 credits
20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice
Start date Tuesday 12 October 2021
Times 15:45-17:00
Number of sessions 1