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News : September 2018

The phonics Screening Check: Intended and unintended effects on early years classrooms in England

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In this article Margaret M. Clark OBE Visiting Professor, Newman University, presents research evidence on the increasing effect of the high stakes nature of the check on children’s early experiences of reading in state schools in England.

Update on the independent enquiry into views on the Phonics Screening Check

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The preliminary report of this survey was published online on 6 July 2018. This has now been replaced by the final report: The Phonics Screening Check 2012-2017: An independent enquiry into the views of Head Teachers, teachers and parents. Final Report September 2018 available here.


Monday, September 10, 2018

The judges for these unique book awards, now in their 11th year and the only awards judged by active classroom teachers, will enjoy the challenge of reading a diverse range of exciting texts from debut authors and small imprints, as well as from more established authors and publishers, selected for them by an experienced panel of past teacher judges, ex-teachers, librarians and consultants.

International Literacy Day – September 8th 2018

Thursday, September 06, 2018

International Literacy Day reminds us of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and promotes a literacy agenda that supports a more literate and sustainable society.

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