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Supporting lower prior attainers / SEND whilst still teaching to the top

About the Session

Nurturing Success for All: Practical Strategies for Supporting Lower Prior Attainers while Teaching to the Top in Language Classrooms


Description: This professional development session is designed to equip language teachers with practical strategies for effectively supporting lower prior attainers while maintaining high expectations and challenging all learners. Participants will explore the intricacies of memory and learning processes, alongside effective strategies and scaffolded examples tailored to develop both productive and receptive language skills.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Understanding Memory Mechanisms: Delve into the workings of memory and its implications for language acquisition, exploring strategies to optimise retention and recall among learners with varying prior attainment.

  2. Unravelling Learning Processes: Explore the dynamic process of learning and its intersection with language acquisition, uncovering strategies to engage and motivate students across proficiency levels.

  3. Effective Strategies for Differentiation: Discover a repertoire of effective differentiation strategies designed to meet the diverse needs of learners, fostering engagement and achievement while ensuring academic rigor for all.

  4. Scaffolded Examples for Productive and Receptive Skills: Explore scaffolded examples tailored to develop both productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening, reading) language skills, providing support and challenge in equal measure.

  5. Accessing Resources: Gain access to a selection of resources, including activities, and materials to support the implementation of strategies in the language classroom.


Duration: The session is structured for one hour, allowing ample time for interactive discussion via Q & A.


Additional Benefits: Participants will receive access to resources, including sample activities to support the implementation of strategies in their language instruction practices. Additionally, permission to record the session and a downloadable PDF copy of the presentation will be provided for continued professional development and reference.


By immersing themselves in this session, language teachers will emerge equipped with practical strategies and resources to foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment, where all students can thrive and achieve success in language acquisition and proficiency.


The session can be customised to align with your specific needs, which will be thoroughly addressed during the booking process.

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