Earlier this term, we were so excited, finally, to run the event planned pre-pandemic: ‘A Morning with Alex Quigley’ at St James School, Exeter on Friday 24 September 2021.
Lindsay Skinner, Headteacher of St James and author, opened the event, before Alex Quigley took us through the rationale of a multifaceted approach when ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ advising that ‘familiarity breeds contentment’, and that we need to think about, ‘what we going to teach explicitly’ to ensure we are ‘baking this approach into our plans’ in order to support removing disfluency so pupils can access their learning.
There were over 100 attendees at this event from both school phases - which demonstrated the strength of partnership working with Ted Wragg Trust, SWIFT, Exeter Consortium and Oxford University Press (OUP sponsored Alex’s involvement), all working together to make the event happen.
Report by Vicky Thornton & Diane Brown, SWIFT English Network Leads
See below a link to FREE OUP resources:
HOLD THE DATE!
Friday 28 January 2022 for the second ‘SWIFT Literacy Conference SW 2022’
Guest speakers include Helen Prince and David Didau - plus many more!
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