Tag: The Literacy Challenge at Transition

Gain time

25 April 2018

Eyes on the prize. Just a few weeks to go. A lesson countdown in operation. Furiously putting the finishing touches to year 6 and 11 classes. Just think of the gain time afterwards! At this time of year, gain time can take on almost mythical proportions – the shimmering oasis in the distance. However it […]

Posted on: 25 April 2018
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Head in the sand

28 March 2018

Literacy can appear in many different guises. In part, this is because of the breadth the word ‘literacy’ covers. Not only is ‘literacy’ loaded with content, but also with individual experiences: experiences of different literacy programmes, both in-house and packages bought in; of different interventions and their successes and failures; and of individual subject knowledge […]

Posted on: 28 March 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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