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“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.

UKLA announces the ​winner of the UKLA Academic Book Award 2019

Monday, April 01, 2019

UKLA recognises the best in literacy education publications

Winners announced for the UKLA/ Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Our panel has selected the best papers from our journals Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading

“It is possible to really transform the reading culture of any school”

Thursday, March 14, 2019

​Ahead of this Saturday’s UKLA National Conference at Horfield CofE Primary in Bristol, we caught up with award wining Author Fleur Hitchcock, to talk about her inspiration, working with schools and her future plans.

Are you coming to our unique gathering of the UK’s best schools for literacy?

Monday, March 11, 2019

The UKLA team is gearing up for our National Conference this weekend (Saturday 16 March) when we’ll be joined by some of the UK’s best literacy educators.

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