This edition includes news of upcoming events and this year’s OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Groups: “We have another 80+ CPD for RfP groups starting this year- information is being uploaded almost daily as leaders submit their dates. Do check...Read More
Getting forensic with phonics: Ofsted’s focus on the early stages of reading (Herts for Learning), September 2019
Herts for Learning have produced a downloadable document collating their responses to some frequently asked questions “relating to the early stages of reading and phonics, which [they] hope you will find useful and maybe stimulate discussion in…...Read More
Developed by independent English consultant and NAAE member Claire Hubbard and her colleague and former head teacher, Rob Snaith, the Author’s Journal helps to develop a set of unique, independent writers in any Key Stage Two classroom. With its structured,...Read More
Education Endowment Foundation report: Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools – Seven recommendations related to reading, writing, talk, vocabulary development and supporting struggling students.
As has been said many times in the recent past, the key to developing learners’ literacy skills in Secondary contexts is widely believed to be the embedding and embracing of subject-specific literacy skills in relevant subject lessons. Many members...Read More
You can read about this fascinating project with links to the project report and journal article hereRead More
Published 26 June 2019: “These reports look into reliable and valid methods for inspectors to assess the quality of education using lesson observation and workbook scrutiny.” See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inspecting-education-quality-lesson-observation-and-workbook-scrutinyRead More