Wednesday, May 29, 2013 . Posted by Trish
September 2012 saw the introduction of a new designation for teachers - Chartered Teacher of English [CTE].
The status of Chartered Teacher confers a professional distinction on its holder in recognition of a high level of general expertise in the subject area, as well as indicating an ongoing commitment to personal professional development.
The designation is ratified by the English Association whose Royal Charter, granted in 2006, enables it to do so on behalf of the whole English subject teaching community.
Membership of one of the recognised professional English subject associations - EA, NATE, UKLA and NAEE - is an essential requirement for CTE status.
If you have an English degree or equivalent, have been teaching English for at least four years, have an ongoing commitment to CPD and embed your professional development in your teaching, you are an ideal candidate for CTE.
For more information please visit the English Association website here, or downlaod the leaflet below.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 . Posted by Trish
We would like to share Hans Grundin and Elizabeth Hunter-Grundin's comments on the National Curriculum Framework KS1 – Year 1 Programme of Study for Reading. Free to members to download below.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 . Posted by Trish
In UKLA’s statements of principle on curriculum change, available on the UKLA website here we state that language study is a vitally important aspect of learning in English, and that grammar is an important strand of language study, for its own intrinsic interest and for its contribution to communication and the making of meaning. However, if grammatical knowledge, spelling and punctuation are to make positive contributions to children’s writing, they need to be taught and assessed in the context of writing meaningful texts, not as sets of ‘facts’ or ‘rules’...
To read the full UKLA Statement on Teaching Grammar, download the pdf below.
Monday, March 11, 2013 . Posted by Trish
The UKLA Book Awards are the only national awards chosen by teachers, this year from Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester. The shortlists are announced today. Click here to be taken to the Book Awards homepage where you can download the shorltists, what teachers say about the books and the press release.
Monday, March 04, 2013 . Posted by Trish
National charity Beanstalk consulted UKLA to inform its new Charter for Children’s Literacy, calling for a raft of interventions to improve reading standards amongst young people. You can read more about Beanstalk here or download the Charter for Children's Literacy below.
...joining UKLA is a unique opportunity... to read about exciting and thought provoking developments in the field of literacy ”
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