Tag: literacy

Literacy Reading List

27 April 2018

Literacy: possibly the most research rich area of education. In many ways this is a splendid thing, reflecting the importance of the topic to pupils across the country. However, it can also seem like an overwhelming amount of information is out there, making us unsure of where to start. To that end, here is a […]

Posted on: 27 April 2018
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The ‘Reading Gap’ between Primary and Secondary School

17 March 2018

A lot of attention is rightly devoted by schools to address primary to secondary ‘transition’. We know that as children move schools it can prove a difficult move emotionally. Therefore, our focus, quite rightly, attends pastoral matters to offer vital support to our pupils. And yet, what if we a missing a vital aspect of […]

Posted on: 17 March 2018
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The Literacy Look-arounds: Part 2 – choosing the right words

13 March 2018

If you are interested in more strategies to tackle vocabulary and the wider literacy challenges of the curriculum, then book your place on our Literacy programme here   30 million – the potential word gap by the time a child starts school, according to Hart and Risley 15,000 – the potential vocabulary difference when starting […]

Posted on: 13 March 2018
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Book Review: Literacy in the Disciplines

28 January 2018

Research books are often criticised for using language that is overly academic and inaccessible and for having content that is not related to everyday classroom practice. ‘Literacy in the Disciplines’ can certainly not be accused of either of these failings. […]

Posted on: 28 January 2018
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Literacy research trial opportunity

17 January 2018

Hallam TSA, Sheffield are looking to recruit 3 secondary schools from South Yorkshire to a funded research project that will run during the academic year 2018/19. The aim of the project is to evaluate the impact of a particular approach to teaching English in Year 7, labelled ‘Mastery English’. […]

Posted on: 17 January 2018
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The New GCSEs: Bigger and Harder

31 March 2017

When we reach the end of this academic year I will have been a teacher of Geography for twenty years and a Subject Leader for 14 years. In those twenty years I have seen three overhauls of the GCSE curriculum, taught a range of different exam board specifications, from WJEC, OCR B, to Edexcel A […]

Author: Jane Elsworth
Posted on: 31 March 2017
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Is the Pen Mightier than the Computer?

2 November 2016

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a report assessing the impact of Abracadabra (ABRA), a 20-week online literacy programme, on literacy outcomes for Year 1 pupils. ABRA is composed of phonic fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts and is designed to be delivered by a teaching assistant (TA) to […]

Posted on: 2 November 2016
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