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    Talk Matters: A Research Programme for Teachers

    This research programme for teachers and leaders supported schools to develop the quality of classroom talk so that learning is more effective.

    Building on the work of the University of Cambridge Dialogic Teaching project, and with the support of Cambridge academics, the project enabled teachers to benchmark the quality of their own classroom talk, both teacher-pupil and pupil-pupil. It then supported them to explore a range of evidence-informed approaches to the development of classroom talk and to review the impact these changes had on pupil learning.

    A full impact evaluation of the pilot project in 2018-19 can be found here.

    Thanks to generous funding from The City of London, the 2019-20 project included nine London schools and reported positive impact on pupils and teachers. The full impact evaluation can be found here.