Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 4 March 2021 (10:00 - 12:00)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

Did you know that the average teacher probably asks about 400 questions per day? How many of these questions are necessary or effective in finding out what our students know?

Ofsted’s 2020 autumn review of visits to providers highlighted assessment as a core challenge at this time, as staff adjust their practice to fit an online delivery style. There is no doubt that questioning is an indispensable ‘live’ tool and that mastering the techniques is a high level teaching skill.

We know that teachers’ questions need to be engaging, differentiated and challenging. If you would like to develop your questioning techniques, or simply ‘refresh’ how you use questioning in your sessions, then this workshop is for you!

During this workshop we will explore the following:

  • a range of questioning approaches
  • the characteristics of effective questions
  • how to use questioning to encourage independent and critical thinking
  • the use of questions to engage and motivate.

We are delighted to welcome Amie Nazaruk-Wheeler (Grow Development Solutions Ltd) to deliver this session.  Amie is an experienced coach and trainer with a wealth of sector experience in improving teaching, learning and assessment.  Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group) will support the facilitation of this online Zoom session, working with Amie to ensure that participants have plenty of opportunity to share practice and ideas about the use of questioning in the assessment of students’ learning.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.