Teachers shadow the UKLA Book Awards.
Each year teachers and 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 four award categories. These are: 3-6+, 7-10+, 11-14+ and Information Books 3-14+.
All teachers taking part are eligible to vote, and the winning authors of the votes are honoured at the prestigious UKLA Book Awards Ceremony – part of the UKLA International Conference. Participating teachers and tutors are invited to this ceremony.
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 winning students and their tutors are invited to the UKLA International Conference, the Book Awards ceremony and overnight as guests of the Association. They will also be honoured at the Book Awards ceremony and receive a place at the Saturday conference as guests of the association.
The 2019 winners are:
Sophie Brown, University of East Anglia, nominated by Sarah Brownsword
B Guerriero, University of Manchester, nominated by Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves
Christina Simpson, Roehampton University, nominated by Anna Harrison
Rebecca Talmy, University of Cambridge, nominated by Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills
The association also honoured 2019 winners Nigel Lungenmuss-Ward, University of East Anglia, nominated by Sarah Brownsword and Leah Houghton, UWE Nominated by Laura Manison-Shore.
We also launched a special recognition in 2019: two Sponsored Students of the Year.
B Guerriero, University of Manchester, nominated by Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves (Primary)
Rebecca Talmy, University of Cambridge, nominated by Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills (secondary)