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Empowering Students at Forehill Primary School

Empowering Students at Forehill Primary School

See the impact of ReadingWise English at Forehill Primary School, South Ayrshire.

SSAT Achievement Show 2016

SSAT Achievement Show 2016

Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday 23rd June at the Emirates Stadium!

Mega Skills Poster - Comprehension Strategies On Your Classroom Wall

Mega Skills Poster - Comprehension Strategies On Your Classroom Wall

Make the invisible visible and help reinforce your comprehension interventions through an 'artefact'

The Comprehension Issue: Literate Times 3 is here!

The Comprehension Issue: Literate Times 3 is here!

The latest edition of Literate Times is here! Posted to every primary school in England in June, featuring articles by a range of literacy specialists like Judy Clark and the National Literacy Trust, EAL commentary from Di Leedham... Get yours here now!

Children of Calais

Children of Calais

In our busy lives it is often easier to carry on as usual even when we know something tragic is unfolding close to home. The inspirational Kate McAllister took action - and turned an idea into a bus into a school - and drove it to Calais.

Pie Corbett and Sugata Mitra in latest Literate Times

Pie Corbett and Sugata Mitra in latest Literate Times

The latest edition of Literate Times has been published and mailed to every UK primary and secondary, featuring articles by a range of literacy specialists like Pie Corbett and Sugata Mitra. Get yours here now.

Lies, damned lies and statistics – a day at ResearchEd 2015.

Lies, damned lies and statistics – a day at ResearchEd 2015.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect in my search for Literacy research in a visit to the ResearchEd 2015 where Nick Gibb was keynoting. I wasn't surprised to find the market is dominated by 1:1 interventions and the research is often pretty weak.

On TAs, mindsets and elephants.

On TAs, mindsets and elephants.

With school budgets getting tighter and expectations rising, school leaders have to be creative at the best of times. But often an answer might be right under their nose, like an elephant in the room. Power to TEAM TA. #TEAMTA

On TAs, mindsets and elephants.

On TAs, mindsets and elephants.

With school budgets getting tighter and expectations rising, school leaders have to be creative at the best of times. But often an answer might be right under their nose, like an elephant in the room. Power to TEAM TA. #TEAMTA

Education – the Battle of David vs Goliath

Education – the Battle of David vs Goliath

A few thoughts after a couple of days at conference with the most inspiring speakers, all teachers like Sir Ken Robinson, Prof. Sugata Mitra and the son of a Sally Army Saint. All Davids.

To Test or Not to Test, That’s the Question

To Test or Not to Test, That’s the Question

KS2 Reading Success

KS2 Reading Success

See ReadingWise English in action and find out what learners think of it, how it works for TAs and why this head is in.

UK literacy figures ‘fixed’ by OECD report

UK literacy figures ‘fixed’ by OECD report

Exclusive: secret papers released show that foreign competitors conspired to taint UK’s reputation by fixing figures to put us at 22 out of 26 countires

Are YOU concerned about education? Because they are. So, tell THEM.

Are YOU concerned about education? Because they are. So, tell THEM.

First look at two milestone publications from two of the world's leading educationalists, Sir Ken Robinson and Professor Guy Claxton. And they seem to be almost angry men. We give THEM and you the chance to tell OUR politicians what YOU think.

"Keep children away from iPads” says UK Education Tsar. Or did he?

A flurry of social media activity kicked off this new school year week after a few headlines in the Sunday papers: ‘Take tablets from schools, says tsar’ – screamed the Sunday Times. But did he? Should he have?

Reading: The Next Steps

Reading: The Next Steps

Independent summary of the government’s March 5th 2015 published plans for further raising standards of reading in schools.

The ReadingWise Story - Jump-Starting Reading

The ReadingWise Story - Jump-Starting Reading

This post, and the accompanying video, outline some of the key features of the UK literacy landscape today, and outline the work we are doing to support positive change.

Feeding back - a ReadingWise feature

Feeding back - a ReadingWise feature

This feature makes it easy and efficient to give us feedback - from hugs to bugs

Dashboard - a ReadingWise feature

Dashboard - a ReadingWise feature

The Dashboard allows you to gain insight quickly into your learners and the progress they are making.

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part III: Mother of All Learning

On the Science of Happiness and Learning Part III: Mother of All Learning

The final part of our series of blogs looking at happiness and learning in the classroom.

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