News : January 2011

Notice of AGM 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Notice of AGM 2011  We look forward to welcoming members to the Association’s AGM which will be held at University of Chester on Saturday 16 July 2011. See the News page to find out more...


Campaign for the Book calls for ‘Read Ins’  to protest about library closures

Monday, January 17, 2011

Alan Gibbons, well known children’s author and leading figure in the campaign says:

‘Some 400 libraries are under threat as a consequence of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Councils are expected to save 28% of spending over four years, yet libraries seem to be suffering disproportionate cuts...

 


UKLA publishes Fact Cards on the teaching of reading

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The White Paper The Importance of Teaching, published by the DfE in November 2010, included a number of tendentious statements on the teaching of reading in the first years of formal schooling.  In the interests of stimulating a more informed debate on this key issue, UKLA has put together a set of Fact Cards on centrally important topics.   Each of these cards contains statements of fact supported by reputable research evidence.  Here we present the cards in an easily printable A4 format, to provide useful material for interviews with MPs and other key decision-makers in education.


UKLA response to DfE’s consultation about Phonics test for 6 year olds in England published.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

UKLA today has published its response to the Department for Education’s consultation concerning the proposed Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.