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UKLA International Conference 2019

Literacy and Play for All: Improvisation, possibility and imagination Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2019 Sheffield Institute of Education

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Celebrate Schools

Do you know the next UKLA Literacy School of the Year?

Entries for the 2019 Award are welcomed until 8 January 2019

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New Minibook

Creative Planning with Whole Texts

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Knowledge and inspiration

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Cutting Edge Research

Explore UKLA Research

Apply for a UKLA Research Grant by 1 November 2018!

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“Being part of the UKLA as a HE tutor ensures that I have access to an organisation that promotes high standards of literacy teaching and is at the forefront of current research developments. Through reading UKLA publications and attending excellent conferences I feel confident that I am passing on the most effective methods of teaching literacy to my trainee teachers.”

Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves, Primary English lecturer Manchester University
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