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UKLA National Conference 2019: Sharing Inspirational Practice

Celebrating the work of the UKLA Literacy Schools of the Year

This event took place 10:00am - 3:00pm Saturday March 16th, 2019
UKLA National Conference 2019: Sharing Inspirational Practice

UKLA has been making an annual award of the Literacy School of the Year since 2011 – “a school where literacy thrives”. The criteria for the award, based on both international research and experience of the best of literacy practice, have helped the UKLA to identify schools which demonstrate flair and creativity in their literacy curriculum and to identify amazing schools where the staff are enthusiastic and committed readers and writers. The winning schools, and those on the Roll of Honour, demonstrate excellent practice in the teaching of English, through their engagement with current research, their determination to make a difference to their pupils and community and their own enjoyment of reading and writing.

This conference is designed to showcase and celebrate the work of the winning schools and encourage other schools to aspire to the award. The children of Horfield Primary will open the conference with music and choral speaking and we will have a keynote address from the UKLA President, Tracy Parvin. The children’s author, Fleur Hitchcock, will speak about the impact of her work as a visiting author and Marilyn Brocklehurst (Norfolk Children's Book Centre) as well as providing a bookshop, will speak about how to choose (and discard!) books for a school library. 

Workshops from the UKLA School of the Year winners will offer fascinating and varied insights into their approaches to literacy teaching. There will also be a stand with the latest UKLA publications for teachers.

Draft programme:

10.00 – 10.30 Arrival and Registration with coffee/tea

10.30  – 10.45 Welcome from the school choir and the choral speakers

10.45  – 11.15 Keynote 1 Tracy Parvin, UKLA President

11.25 – 12.10 Workshop 1

12.15 – 12.45 Nosy Crow author, Fleur Hitchcock, speaking about sharing her work with schools

12.45 – 1.15 Lunch

1.15 – 1.45 Keynote 2 Marilyn Brocklehurst Norfolk Children’s Book Centre, on building the school library

1.55 – 2.40 Workshop 2

2.45 – 3.15 Headteacher Panel – questions from the floor

3.15 – 3.25 Conference close 

Booking for this conference is now closed.

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