In this article Margaret M. Clark OBE Visiting Professor, Newman University, presents research evidence on the increasing effect of the high stakes nature of the check on children’s early experiences of reading in state schools in England.
The preliminary report of this survey was published online on 6 July 2018. This has now been replaced by the final report: The Phonics Screening Check 2012-2017: An independent enquiry into the views of Head Teachers, teachers and parents. Final Report September 2018 available here.
The judges for these unique book awards, now in their 11th year and the only awards judged by active classroom teachers, will enjoy the challenge of reading a diverse range of exciting texts from debut authors and small imprints, as well as from more established authors and publishers, selected for them by an experienced panel of past teacher judges, ex-teachers, librarians and consultants.
Congratulations to our Winners! To launch the first Brenda Eastwood Award for good practice in diversity and inclusion, the panel of judges has agreed to make two awards: one for an individual and one for a school.
The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers. In their 10th Anniversary year, their choice of winning books which, according to the criteria, can “enhance all aspects of literacy learning” clearly demonstrates that teachers’ judgements are soundly based on pupil response.