Primary National Strategy
Guidance Curriculum and Standards
Speaking, Listening, Learning: working with children in Key Stages 1 and 2
Professional development materials
Primary teachers and headteachers
Status: Recommended Date of issue: 04-2004 Ref: DfES 0163-2004
DVD – extracts from the video Speaking, Listening, Learning: working with children in Key Stages 1 and 2 (DfES 0628-2003) Introduction Planning meeting Professional development modules 1 Speaking and listening: concepts, skills and knowledge 2 Progression in speaking and listening 3 The role of the teacher in developing effective interaction and identifying and developing language features 4 Organising and managing speaking and listening 5
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Larger schools may order further copies from DfES Publications (address on the box) or download each component from the website (www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary). Copies of the Teaching objectives and classroom activities booklet (DfES 0627-2003 G) can be obtained for individual teachers. These materials map out a progression of objectives for the direct teaching of speaking and listening using the context of different areas of the curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6. They include exempliﬁcation for each year group, teaching techniques and illustrative video footage. Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (DfEE/QCA/00/587) contains Stepping Stones and Early Learning Goals to support early progression in the teaching of speaking and listening. This booklet is designed to support schools in revisiting their approach to speaking and listening by providing suggestions for explicit professional development. The modules require the use of time in staff meetings, teachers’ time for reading and planning, and, if possible, time for teachers to work together. Schools receive an annual allocation from the Standards Fund to support professional development for teachers.
Whole-school professional development
Whole-school approaches to the curriculum and the processes of teaching and learning are vital to the coherence of children’s experience during their life in school.