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Thursday, October 17 • 11:45am - 1:15pm
Closing the Word Gap: What Really Works PLACES AVAILABLE
Limited Capacity seats available

In her keynote Jean will explore what we mean by closing the word gap and why it matters for attainment and broader life chances. She will discuss national policy developments in which she is involved, and the practical strategies schools can put in place to develop spoken language across the age range. Showcasing effective approaches in schools across the country, this keynote summarises research on what helps children and young people acquire good language skills and highlights the importance of three key factors: a place to talk, a reason to talk and support for talk.

Jean is also delivering a workshop in session 3 (https://sched.co/NbAB).

This session is provided by the Oxford Expert Speaker Programme, sponsored by Oxford University Press.

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Jean Gross

Oxford University Press
Jean Gross CBE is a best-selling author and popular speaker on children’s issues. She was formerly government Communication Champion for children and young people, responsible for promoting the importance of good language skills. Recently she chaired the ‘Bercow: Ten Years On... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm BST
The Gallery (The Visitor Centre) The Eden Project