KS4 Programmes of Study for English Published

Monday, July 21, 2014

The final programmes of study for English and mathematics at key stage 4, which will be taught in schools from September 2015 alongside the new English and mathematics GCSEs, have been published here.

UKLA Book Awards 2014 Winners announced

Thursday, July 10, 2014

UKLA Book Awards 2014 Winners announced

The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards judged entirely by teachers, who are able to share the books with their classes and genuinely discover what works with young readers. To see who won, click here.

New editors for Literacy appointed

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

 New editors for Literacy appointed

The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and Wiley Blackwell are pleased to announce that new editors have been appointed for the journal 'Literacy'. Dr Jill McClay, Professor Emerita at the University of Alberta, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief, with  Dr Clare Dowdall, Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education at  Plymouth University, appointed as Associate Editor.

The current co-editors,  Dr Cathy Burnett and Dr Julia Davies will step down at the beginning of November this year. The Association is immensely grateful to Cathy and Julia for all the work they have done over the last three years in ensuring that Literacy has continued to thrive both in quality and  circulation, as well as  reputation.

Media Literacy SIG

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A new UKLA Special Interest Group in media literacy is to be convened by Julian McDougall from the Centre for Exellence in Media Practice, a research centre at Bournemouth University. This SIG will provide a network to bring literacy practitioners and media educators in the UK together and a platform for communication with policy makers, OFCOM and European / international media literacy research groups.

A launch symposium, including the dissemination of a study mapping new literacies to Media Studies, will be held in London in the Autumn. Alongside this, the SIG will invite   expressions of interest for new research into media literacies by UKLA members.

Over the initial two years of the SIG's activities, it will aim to promote a research-informed approach to media literacy education and to promote media literacy as an essential element of literacy education in the 21st century; collate and support research-informed educational media literacy practice and disseminate this to both literacy and media educators to bring these two communities of practice together.

For further information, please contact Julian McDougall:

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New Presentation on Phonics and Raising Standards of Literacy

We are pleased to publish a new presentation by Henrietta Dombey, that remind us that learning to read means more than learning synthetic phonics.


Download the presentation below.

Download the presentation here

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