UKLA Student Shadowing Award Programme

Discussion groups of student teachers shadowing the shortlists of the UKLA Book Awards

Student teachers shadow the UKLA Book Awards.

Each year HE Tutors are invited to lead discussion groups of student teachers shadowing the UKLA Book Awards shortlists. Each tutor can lead a group shadowing one of the three award categories: 3-6, 7-11 and 12-16+. All students taking part are eligible to vote, and the winning authors of the student votes are honoured at the prestigious UKLA Book Awards Ceremony, part of the UKLA International Conference. Participating HE tutors and students are invited to this ceremony.

If you are interested in running a group in the summer term 2019, contact UKLA by January 31st

Registered tutors are also invited to nominate students for NEU sponsored conference places (up to two students from their UKLA Book Award students’ shadowing group) The committee will consider the strengths of each nomination in three key areas:

  • Engagement in the shadowing process beyond book group discussion (both on and off-line)
  • Innovative or effective practice using the books with children/in the classroom
  • Involvement in wider school/community initiatives involving reading/the books from shadowing

The submission form will be sent to all registered tutors and submissions will invited in June 2019, deadline 14 June.

The winning students and their tutors are invited to the UKLA International Conference 2019 in Sheffield, the Book Awards ceremony on Friday July 12 and overnight as guests of the Association, honoured at the Book Awards ceremony and are invited to attend the conference on the Saturday.

The 2018 winners are:

Georgie Hendy and Scarlett Pannell, MARJON, Plymouth -nominated by Anne Bradley

Hayley Booth, Bishop Grosseteste-nominated by Helen Hendry

Claire Douglas, Cardiff Met- nominated by Jo Bowers

Claire Burnett, Cambridge-nominated by Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills

Leah Houghton, UWE-nominated by Laura Manison- Shore