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We are pleased to make UKLA’s response to the consultation on ‘Primary assessment and accountability under the new national curriculum’ available. Our response was informed by members’ views at a consultation meeting on 14th September 2013. Many thanks to all who participated in this process.
This consultation concerns the previous government’s proposals for teacher professional development in England and focuses on: Improving the quality of professional development and learning undertaken by all teachers; and Facilitating the establishment of a new independent professional body for teaching (a “College of Teaching”).
Letter sent to the Secretary of State, 20th June 2014
Formative assessment scales for reading and writing. These new formative assessment scales are written for the teaching profession by the teaching profession to support assessment of reading and writing in the new national curriculum. These tools will support progression and inform classroom practice in the 21st Century. They have been developed by CLPE in partnership with UKLA, NATE, NAAE and the English Media Centre and include the informative ‘Research Towards a Comprehensive Pedagogy for Reading and Writing’ document collated by UKLA members Henrietta Dombey, Fiona Maine and Andrew Lambirth
This UKLA project was planned in response to recurring evidence that suggests children in England continue to read less independently and find less pleasure in reading than many of their peers in other countries (Twist et al., 2003; 2007). This series of downloads includes the reports and resources associated with the project, plus the award winning paper that received the UKLA / Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award: Literacy 2009.
Taking as its starting point a selection of surveys and policy documents before moving to consider views from theorists, writers and young readers, this article seeks to stimulate debate about why reading literature as part of the curriculum still matters.