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Winners of the 2018 - 2019 Literacy School of the Year announced

Monday, June 24, 2019

​UKLA is proud to announce that there are joint winners of the 2018-19 UKLA Literacy School of the Year.

Winner of the Open University/UKLA Digital Book Award 2019 Announced.

Friday, June 21, 2019

​UKLA is delighted to announce The Famous Five Adventure Game by Kuato Studios as winner of the Open University/UKLA Digital Book Award 2019.

Layers of imagination and exploration might get lost if we don’t create experiences for children

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chris Lindgren is a Swedish Play Designer and User Experience Researcher, and an advocate for inclusive and ethical design for children. On Friday 12 July, she’ll be participating in the panel discussion at the UKLA’s International Conference in Sheffield. Ahead of the event, we wanted to get to know her a little better. Here’s what she had to say…

UKLA AGM and Notice of Executive Committee Elections 2019

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

We look forward to welcoming members to the Association’s AGM which will be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 13th July, 2019

“We need to take back the narrative and assert our professional voice”

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

The UKLA couldn’t achieve all that it does without the help of its Regional Representatives – 30 brilliant literacy professionals from within and around the education sector who all work really hard to support our members. We want to celebrate this dedication and so are launching a brand new feature on our website: “Regional Rep of the Month” where we’ll shine a spotlight on these important UKLA members and their work.

Shortlist announced: Brenda Eastwood Award for good practice in teaching for diversity and inclusion

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In its second year, The Brenda Eastwood Award for good practice in teaching for diversity and inclusion invites UKLA members to nominate schools, Early Years practitioners, teachers, HE Tutors, consultants or librarians who have shown good practice in empowering children to respect and appreciate diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, LGBTQ, socioeconomic status, national origin or age.

​A source of massive enjoyment: Taking part in the UKLA Book Awards

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Here Brenda Ainsley talks about the enjoyment and professional enrichment she has gained from being part of the UKLA Book Awards judging process

UKLA talks to Kate Clanchy: Novelist, poet, poetry workshop leader and teacher

Thursday, May 02, 2019

UKLA's Gabrielle Cliff Hodges talked with Kate Clanchy about her poetry collection, England: Poems from a school (2018) and her new book, Some kids I taught, and what they taught me (2019).

Getting children reading: teachers recognised for important work in encouraging reading for pleasure

Thursday, May 02, 2019

The winners of the 2019 Egmont Reading for Pleasure Teacher Awards, in association with the Open University and the UK Literacy Association (UKLA), were announced in London on Saturday 16th March at the Open University Reading for Pleasure conference

Shortlists announced for the unique award from teachers

Monday, April 08, 2019

In the only national book awards which are judged by teachers, the choices reflect yet more evidence for the growing popularity of verse novels.

Call for an Expression of Interest

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

​The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) is calling for an Expression of Interest from any company wishing to publish its two flagship academic journals – the Journal of Research in Reading (4 issues per annum) and Literacy (3 issues per annum) – from 1st January 2021.

UKLA National Conference 2019: Sharing Inspirational Practice.

Monday, April 01, 2019

In this blog, Di Smith and Liz Robertson recount their experiences of the UKLA National Conference 2019: Sharing inspiration practice, which took place at Horfield C of E Primary School.

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