Improving Inference

Whole School Online Training

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Please note that this training is also available to book for individual teachers for £65 for 2 delegates – click here to book individual places.
This training is aimed at all primary teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Inference is an important life skill and is a key focus in the National Curriculum at KS1 and KS2. Inference is a prerequisite for higher-order thinking (Marzano, 2010) and is often described in research into reading as ‘foundational’.

“A key finding of the review was that the ability to draw inferences predetermines reading skills: that is, poor inferencing causes poor comprehension and not vice versa.” Effective Teaching of Inference Skills for Reading: Literature Review DfE

In this session we will explore:
  • The importance of vocabulary and ‘context knowledge’ to pupils’ ability to make inferences (Ofsted Research Review Series:English 2022)
  • The use of questioning to support the development of inference skills.
  • Active strategies and instructional activities to develop inference (which can be used at a whole class level or as part of reading intervention).
Choice of dates and times:

Wednesday 18th September 2024 4pm – 6pm

Wednesday 15th January 2025 4pm – 6pm

Tuesday 25th March 2025 1pm – 3pm

Wednesday 11th June 2025 10am – 12pm

Train Your Whole School for £300 (+VAT)
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  3. Complete the form with name of your school, the date of the training and the emails and names of all participants. Please note that this offer is only available on the dates and times stated above.
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Whole School Online Training

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