2014 UKLA Literacy School of the Year announced.

Monday, November 24, 2014 . Posted by Trish

The UK Literacy Association is proud to announce the 2014 recipient of our new award for schools. High View School Plymouth is the 2014 UKLA Literacy School of the Year: A school where literacy thrives .

Read and Dowload the Press Release here.

Any member of UKLA may submit a school in the UK for this award. Nominees are invited to present their written submission, with reference to the award criteria, (Please contact Brenda Eastwood, General Manager, for more details .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ) A school that, in the judgement of the committee, fulfils the criteria is then contacted and arrangements made for two UKLA members to visit the school. (These UKLA members are nominated by the convenor of Membership and Awards)It is expected that one school will be recognised in any one year. 

The Christian Schiller Lecture 2014: An evening with David Reedy

Monday, November 03, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Learning about language when stakes are high', NAPE is very pleased to invite David Reedy who is currently President of UKLA to speak at this prestigious annual event. Places are limited.

Find out more by downloading the pdf below, or by contacting NAPE on 01604 647 646.

The Christian Schiller Lecture 2014

Phonics check concerns persist

Monday, October 20, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Margaret Clarke and David Reedy continue to question aspects of the phonics check.

Download Margaret's latest article below and view David's blog here.

The phonics check three year on: an analysis of the evidence and its implications

Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse children’s books

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 . Posted by Trish

An incredible list of the 50 best children's books published from 1950 to the present day that celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity is released today, published by The Guardian here.

UKLA responds to Guardian report about results of the 2014 Phonics Check for 6 year olds

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 . Posted by Trish

On Friday 26 September the Guardian published an article about the DFE announcement of the 2014 Phonics Check for 6 year olds in England, with an analysis by Dr David Waugh. Henrietta Dombey and David Reedy have written a critical response to some of the assertions made. Download the response below.

Phonics Check Response


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