​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.


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.

Winners of the Brenda Eastwood Award for Inclusion and Diversity 2019

Sunday, July 07, 2019

In its second year, the panel announces the first joint winners of the prestigious award and the first commendation for a lifetime’s work in research for inclusion and diversity. The Brenda Eastwood Award continues to attract high quality nominations of educators, practitioners, librarians, consultants and researchers actively involved in inclusion and diversity.

Winners of the 2019 UKLA Sponsored Conference Places Announced

Friday, July 05, 2019

In advance of the 55th UKLA International Conference in Sheffield we are delighted to announce the winners of the Student Places sponsored by the NEU.

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.

News Archives