Talk Boost KS1 Members

Welcome to the Talk Boost KS1 Members' Hub

Here you will find all the downloads, presentations, notes that you need to run the Talk Boost KS1 Intervention. You will also find details about any updates to the program.


The Talk Boost KS1 Tracker bandings have been updated. Visit our Tracker Page or click on the Talk Boost KS1 Tracker Tab webpage to know more (2022).

As part of the evidence-led approach to all our work we review our data from time to time.  As the new online scoring system for our Talk Boost KS1 intervention has now been running for a year we have reviewed the data and made an adjustment to the bandings.  This has resulted in some adjusted bandings which you will see reflected in the summary graphs for the KS1 tracker data.  We have made this adjustment to the online system and have revised the printed and online content. 



The questions and scoring in TBKS1 have not changed and you still undertake the assessment in the same way as previously. The bandings on the online tracker are automatically readjusted and so if you are entering scores online then there is no need for you to do anything, the system will automatically calculate the scores and assign them Red/Amber/ Green. 

If you are manually calculating the scores using the paper versions of the tracker then you will need to use the updated versions, which can be found here:  

TBKS1 Reception Tracker

TBKS1 Year 1 Tracker

TBKS1 Year 2 Tracker

These PDFs can be printed and placed into your Teacher / Intervention Manual to replace the ones currently there. Please note that for the online tracker these changes work retrospectively, so any reports that have been generated previously will now be recalculated using the new bandings. 

Some FAQs on these amends can be found here

Please note that the bandings for the other trackers (ETB, TBKS2) have not changed and remain the same. 

If you have any questions, please contact us on 020 7843 2510 or email us at

Here are some useful links:

Use the Tracker

Talk Boost KS1 Videos

Here are two films of Talk Boost KS1 and the Progression Tool being used in a setting. The films are intended to show Talk Boost KS1 in action in order to support your training and promote discussion amongst participants. They are not intended as examples of best practice but do show how a session runs and how the progression tool can be administered.

Licensed Tutors can use these films in any way they wish to support the existing training for Talk Boost KS1  but should bear in mind that the timing of the training will need to be adjusted accordingly.

The films are hosted on Vimeo so unless you are certain you will have access to the internet when you deliver your training you will need to download the films to a memory stick or on to your hard drive. We would love to hear what you think of these video. Feel free to send your feedback to

Running Talk Boost KS1 - example activities 

Using the Talk Boost KS1 Tracker





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