Tag: reading

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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Check Your Left Brain for Bad Science!

2 November 2016

Only a few days ago, we shared the latest evidence from Keith Topping on the reading habits of our school children, entitled ‘What are our children reading?‘ The interesting findings mooted the issue of young males and their reading – with the seeming annoying habit of them skimming through books. Now, read this blog carefully! […]

Posted on: 2 November 2016
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What Are Our Children Reading?

29 October 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that reading is a crucial life skill (and a potential life thrill) for every one of our students. So what are our children reading? And are they reading with success? Keith Topping, Professor of Educational and Social Research, School of Education, University of Dundee, has been searching out some […]

Posted on: 29 October 2016
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