Effective Questioning

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Effective Questioning



Research suggests that teachers ask between 300 and 400 questions a day. Imagine that – it comes to roughly 2 questions every minute! That is a lot of questions. But there is something more important than the number of questions we ask, it is why we ask those questions, what type of questions we ask, how we ask those questions and the quality of feedback we give to pupils. When used effectively, questioning is a useful teaching and learning strategy. During this workshop we will discuss how questioning can be used effectively to assess, challenge and stretch pupils progress.


Who is this course for?

Teachers, trainee teachers, teaching assistanst, learning support assistanst


What will be covered?

  • our brains and the types of questions we ask
  • how questions are used in classrooms
  • practical strategies to make questioning more effective
  • questioning to assess, stretch and challenge


  • Delivered Online or In-Person

  • You travel to organiser or they travel to you

  • Birmingham

  • All levels

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

About Marell Consulting Limited

Marell Consulting Limited
Marell Consulting Limited

At Marell Consulting Limited we work exclusively with independent schools that are inspected by Ofsted - also known as non-association independent schools. Our three main aims are to:

  • promote excellence through continuous school improvement
  • ensure consistent compliance with the Independent School Standards
  • develop consistent "inspection readiness"

To achieve these aims we offer the following services:

  • consulting packages
  • audits/ mock inspections
  • training

We also develop a variety of resources to support the leaders of independent schools.

About the Facilitator

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Covid-19 Notice

Policy Statement The safety of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance to us at Marell Consulting Limited. To make sure our customers and employees remain safe and healthy, we follow the government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and where necessary go above and beyond to reassure our clients. Safety Procedures Our Director and Managing Consultant who visits schools and facilitates our face-to-face training workshops has had 2 Astra Zeneca vaccinations, 1 Pfizer Booster and can produce an NHS COVID Pass when required. Our Business Administrator who provides support during face-to-face training events has also been double jabbed. It is our policy that all staff at Marell Consulting Limited take 2 lateral flow tests every week, and before any school visit, training workshop or work event outside our offices During school visits, we will bring our own face masks and hand sanitiser and we will follow any additional measures that might be in place to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 During face-to-face training workshops that we host: delegates do not need to bring printed tickets – registration will be done electronically by presenting tickets on mobile phones we will provide plenty of single use masks each delegate will be provided with their own hand sanitiser for the day tables will be arranged to maintain “social distancing” the resources that delegates will use during the event will be emailed to them on the day before the event so they can have a paperless experience. Alternatively, they can print and bring their own copies or if they are happy to do so, they can accept the printed copies we provide. delegates will be asked to provide feedback electronically windows will be kept open throughout the event we will get confirmation from caterers that they will follow the required safety procedures when preparing the food and will continue to do so when they bring in the food and lay it out