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UKLA Impact Report 2018

Thursday, November 07, 2019

In this short report, UKLA shares its significant achievements from 2018.

Are these assessments and screening checks good for our health?

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Professor Margaret Clark writes a critique of the Phonics Screening Check which now dominates Early Years Education. We are grateful to Margaret Clark and the Education Journal for allowing us to reproduce this article.

A community of people who are passionate about literacy

Thursday, October 31, 2019

"As long as we continue to learn from each other and share our knowledge and practice, momentum will only continue to grow,” says Jo Bowers, UKLA Regional Rep for Wales

The benefits of being a regional rep are endless.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Katharine Vallely celebrates the vital role of UKLA’s regional reps and shares her thoughts on the lack of diversity in children’s picture books.

UKLA submits evidence to the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group

Thursday, September 26, 2019

​The Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group is conducting an enquiry focused on oracy- Speak for Change.

New Criteria, new award and new publishers reflected in UKLA Book Awards 2020 longlists

Monday, September 23, 2019

​The 12th year of these unique book awards, which are the only national awards judged by active classroom teachers, sees a revision of the age boundaries and the creation of a new award category for information books, as well as revised judging criteria seeking to make the awards more diverse and inclusive.

“Since attending the International Conference, the support I have received has been overwhelming”

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Nigel Lungenmuss-Ward is in his second year of teaching after a major career change in his mid-20s. He tells us what inspired him to make the move into education, the satisfaction his role brings him and the benefits he’s received from his UKLA membership.

How working with others can help overcome challenges in education

Monday, September 02, 2019

In this blog, Richard Charlesworth, UKLA Regional Rep for London, talks about the development of a more creative and effective English curriculum.

​UKLA International Conference – a first timer’s response

Monday, August 12, 2019

Here Emma Rogers from Bishop Grosseteste University talks about her experience of attending the UKLA International Conference for the first time.

​Digital media: a powerful tool to support literacy education

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Leigh Hodgkinson is an author, illustrator of children’s picture books, and co-creator and art director of Cbeebies’ show, Olobob Top. She’ll be participating in a panel discussion about Creativity, Play and Digital Media at the UKLA International Conference in July. Ahead of the event, she spoke to us about the role of digital media in learning.

​UKLA BOOK AWARD WINNERS 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers who are looking for texts that can “enhance all aspects of literacy learning”.The process ensures they are able to share the books with their classes and discover what genuinely works with young readers in each of the three age categories and so their judgements are soundly based on pupil response.

Call for more and better “play” for adolescents

Friday, July 12, 2019

Call for more and better “play” for adolescents Teachers, educators and researchers have important role in improving opportunities, says Lalitha Vasudevan, Professor of Technology and Education and Director of the Media and Social Change lab at Teachers College, Columbia University (America) at the UK Literacy Association’s 55th International Conference.

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