“language is the medium of learning and learning is a social process; this social conception of cognition has implications for how we think, teach, and learn. 

Research shows that talk matters: both in its own right and because of its impact on other aspects of learning. Talk in the classroom is invaluable in helping children develop understanding, organise their thinking and orally rehearse their ideas and new vocabulary. However, the benefits of oracy skills go far beyond academic achievement and employability. They boost a whole range of social, emotional and interpersonal skills, including self-confidence, self-awareness, resilience and empathy. But how many of us spend time teaching our children skills in communication, oracy and listening? This course aims to support understanding as to why we should use talk more in the classroom and how to scaffold and support quality talk.  



This course aims to provide you with practical strategies with which to support children who have experienced loss, trauma, or who suffer with attachment issues.

Welcome to this Online CPD course, built by the team at Carr Manor Community School.  This course is going to introduce you to The Learning Line, a new framework for progress and pedagogy for the through school. This first module will give you the big picture, and help you understand why we are doing what we are doing. The following modules will focus on developing your expertise as classroom practitioners. 


This course is aimed at non-classroom based staff. It includes: 

  • An overview of the 'The Learning Line' 
  • Background research and theory that underpins the concepts 
  • Practical applications for learning conversations with your coachees


This course is aimed at all classroom-based staff. It includes: 

  • An overview of the 'The Learning Line' 
  • Background research and theory that underpins the concepts 
  • Practical tips for enhancing learning in the classroom. 

This course is aimed at all classroom-based staff. It includes: 

  • An overview of the 'The Learning Line' 
  • Background research and theory that underpins the concepts 
  • Practical tips for enhancing learning in the classroom. 

A series of printable user guides and short video tutorials on using Microsoft Teams as a teaching tool to support online learning.