Excellent blog on the Grammar Test

Monday, September 15, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Stephanie Northen has written a very pointed and amusing blog about the Grammar test for 11 year olds in England.

You can find the blog here:


Regular blog entries appear on the CPRT site and are well worth signing up to.

UKLA welcomes International Literacy Day!

Monday, September 08, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Children in Zanzibar reading Project Connect books

Children in Zanzibar reading Project Connect books

Monday September 8th is International Literacy Day, proclaimed by UNESCO in 1965.  It’s a day that reminds us that no matter where we live, literacy plays a critical role in our lives.  It highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

There are estimated to be 775 million adults in the world without even the most basic literacy skills. One in five are illiterate, of which two-thirds are women. It is also estimated that 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

On International Literacy Day, throughout the world,  from students in Mexico to academics in Mongolia,  people will be participating in a wide variety of activities and events.

Mark this day is by making a donation to UKLA's Project Connect programmeProject Connect supplies books in local languages for children to read for pleasure.

UKLA Report to Trustees 2013-2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 . Posted by Trish

We are pleased to publish the UKLA Report to Trustees 2013 - 2014, discussing the activities of the Association over the past year. The document is available to download as a pdf below.

UKLA Report to Trustees 2014

The Communication Trust publish useful booklet for teachers

Monday, August 18, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Teachers have a number of crucial roles in supporting children and young people’s communication. This short booklet has been written for people who are training to be teachers. It outlines the importance of communication at school, provides information about SLCN and highlights your roles, as well as signposting you to further sources of information.


Download the pdf for free below.

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KS4 Programmes of Study for English Published

Monday, July 21, 2014 . Posted by Trish

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.

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