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.


Talk Boost KS1 Materials Update – August 2018

We recently updated the materials for Talk Boost KS1. The changes made were mainly minor, fixing a few errors and replacing broken web links, replacing a couple of out-of-date images and using updated language.

The only major change was that we have removed the resources from section 2 out of the intervention manual and so they will only be available pre-cut in the organiser box.

This means that we no longer sell the KS1 starter pack (which is in keeping with the rest of the boost series). This was also because we hardly sold any of the starter packs on their own and it caused some confusion in the marketplace about what resources should be bought.


Exciting news: New I CAN Tracker on the way! 

I CAN is in the process of developing a new online tracking tool for the Talk Boost programmes. The new tracker is due to be available in September 2021 in time for the new academic year. This is an exciting new development as the new tracker will be easier to use and provide a better experience for people using the tracker. There will also be enhanced reporting as well as the option for organisations to get aggregate data from multiple schools.  

The tracker will be a completely new product and unfortunately the existing data will not be carried over. All settings are advised that if they want to retain their child data they can download it into either an Excel spreadsheet or a PDF of the scores. You can find out how to do this here.

For those of you using the Talk Boost programme between May and August 2021, no data will be transferred to the new tracker and access to the current tracker will cease on 1st August.  You should proceed with the following recommendations:  

     1.   If you plan to do both the pre and post assessments before August then it is fine to use the current             tracker. 

     2.   If you plan to do the first assessment between May and August 2021 but the second one will be done from September onwards, then we recommend that you still do the assessments but use the paper versions supplied with the interventions but do not enter the information into the tracker. When the new tracker is live in September you can access it, create your setting details, enter the first assessments and continue as normal.  

If you have any concerns about this process, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7843 2515 or via email at 


There are downloads of the complete tracker available for anyone who purchased Talk Boost KS1 before the Tracker was introduced, or for anyone who wants a paper copy.

We recommend that you read the 'How To Guide' to help you use the Talk Boost KS1 Tracker.​

Tutor Only Tracker Demonstration Log In:

The following link and log in information can be used when training practitioners so that you can demonstrate how the online scoring system is used for the tracker without corrupting the database.

Please only use this as an example when training and explain to practitioners that they need to set up their own setting and children when they start to use TBKS1. The ‘How To’ Guide for using the Tracker and the tracker tutorial are available above.

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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