General ChatterStars News and Updates

Free Webinar with CEO Helen Prince – The Art of Reading

The Art of Reading Webinar – register now for free

ChatterStars LogoIn this session, we will unpick the ‘art’ involved in reading.  ‘Words mean more than what is set down on paper, it takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning’  (Maya Angelou).  We will explore this vital hinterland of what it means to read with fluency.

4th October 2022, 4:00 PM – 4th October 2022, 5:00 PM

Register for the free webinar here


We look forward to having you join us!

Thank you for your fantastic support. 😊

Team ChatterStars

Free 11+ Webinar with CEO Helen Prince and Liz Loly

Are you thinking about the 11+? Then join us for a free, interactive 11+ vocabulary webinar, on Thursday 11th August, 10-11am!


11+ Webinar – register now

ChatterStars LogoCreated by leading vocabulary experts, this game-packed session is for pupils and parents/tutors to participate together, with the chance for Q&A at the end. All who register can either join us live or will receive a recording later.

Register for the free webinar here


We look forward to having you join us!

Thank you for your fantastic support. 😊

Team ChatterStars

Are you welcoming children from Ukraine in your primary school?

ChatterStars is collaborating with Bookmark Reading Charity to deliver the Bookmark Box for Ukraine to children arriving in the UK from Ukraine.


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The box has been designed with the help of teachers, literacy experts and the Ukrainian Embassy in London. It is suitable for children aged 5-9 (one per family) and includes a tablet pre-loaded with ChatterStars, Duo Lingo, Rhino Readers and multilingual eBooks. It also includes lots of books, magazines and activities in Ukrainian and English together with a school stationery set and sensory games and activities for therapeutic play.

We’ve had some wonderful feedback from schools to date, a headteacher from the Nottingham Ukrainian School sent this kind message earlier this week “I must compliment you on how thoughtfully your boxes are compiled, it is a pure treasure chest for a child and surely a great help in mastering the language, and especially appreciate a leaflet translated in Ukrainian – that means so much to the new families.”

You can apply for a Bookmark Box for Ukraine here or contact Bookmark at [email protected] .

Our New School Platform is Live!

This month, we’ve been very busy working on our school’s package to make ChatterStars the ideal platform for your teaching toolkit. We’ve added some great new features for the classroom creating a more robust and comprehensive solution for improving vocabulary for all. We also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has joined us on our journey so far.

We’re so excited to offer you our improved platform. Join our community now to make a difference for your pupils!

To get started, start a free trial or contact our school experts.

TechRound's Startups to Watch

We’re in TechRound’s top 10 Startups to Watch!

It’s official – ChatterStars is a start-up to watch! Thankyou TechRound for supporting our mission to equip our children with an eloquent, brave, world-changing voice. We’re so excited to make the list! You can view this list of startups here.

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Welcome to our Two New Ambassador Schools

This month, we welcome Ian Ramsey CE Academy from Stockton-on-Tees and St Hilary School in Penzance to our group of Ambassador Schools! As an ambassador school, we work together closely to enhance and tailor our offer to the needs of children and teachers, moving forward together to help boost a powerful voice for our young people.

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador school, please email a member of our schools team on [email protected]

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We’ve Joined the Twinkl Community!

We can finally share our news…we have joined the Twinkl community! We’re delighted to be working with Twinkl and receive their investment to boost the vocabulary and life chances of ALL young people. Thankyou to all of you who have followed us in our earliest days!

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New vocabulary books available!

We are delighted to announce the publication of our CEO and Founder Helen Prince’s new vocabulary books!  Published by Oxford University Press, the ‘Boost Your Vocabulary’ series is designed to expand students’ vocabulary and address the word gap.  With carefully selected, aspirational words drawn from the Oxford Children’s Corpus, this series of three work books focuses on the vocabulary that will help students access more challenging texts and empower them to use a more sophisticated vocabulary.

You can check them out here:

Oxford University Press

Helen presents Creative Talk Webinar for OUP

On the 28th September, Helen presented a webinar for OUP on Creative Talk.  She shared ideas for inspiring a convincing and compelling voice in our year 7 students.

You can watch a recording on this link:


Helen chats with Michael Morpurgo