20 results for CPD


Developing a Culturally Inclusive Curriculum

by Jane Bednall, Sharon Fell, Niv Culora

Developing a Culturally Inclusive Curriculum by Jane Bednall, Sharon Fell and Niv Culora

This UKLA online professional development resource is designed to support schools in developing a culturally inclusive curriculum.

The materials aim to:

  • develop an understanding of how the culturally relevant curriculum is beneficial to all pupils
  • suggest ways to build on the language and cultural assets pupils bring from their home and community experience to strengthen learning
  • explore how the curriculum can reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of society
  • encourage the use of a diverse range of texts and texts types that across a year of teaching will represent all aspects of pupils’ cultures, faiths, sexuality, diverse families etc. so that they will recognise themselves in the texts, learn empathetically about each other and will feel safe to bring their own stories into the classroom
  • suggest ways of adapting planning, teaching and learning to be inclusive for pupils who are learning English as an additional language or pupils from Minority Ethnic groups
  • explore how a culturally diverse approach to teaching can raise achievement.

In developing a culturally inclusive curriculum, nobody is expected to be the expert. Teachers, trainees, pupils and communities can draw on one another’s experience and expertise and create a curriculum that represents everyone’s stories, rather than just the story of the dominant few. By opening up thinking and moving away from a Eurocentric curriculum, teachers can explore intercultural perspectives with pupils, developing young people’s active interest in the world and their relationships to it.

UKLA is grateful to the London Borough of Newham and Mishti Chatterji of Mantra Lingua Press for permission to reproduce parts of the book Developing a Culturally Inclusive Curriculum (2008).


CLPE Reading and Writing Scales

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


Curriculum and Assessment in English 3 to 19: A Better Plan

by John Richmond

CLPE, NAAE, NATE and UKLA have come together to make a common statement about the curriculum and assessment in English across the whole school age-range. This statement is made up of 6 PDFs available to download.


Promoting Reading for Pleasure

by Polly Atkinson

A specially commissioned resource designed to support parents and carers as they help their children to enjoy reading. Written by UKLA member Polly Atkinson, a highly experienced literacy educator based in school. While they are designed for parents and carers, you may find them helpful for discussion with teacher colleagues, student teachers and other practitioners.


Reading for Pleasure

by Teresa Cremin

This article by Teresa Cremin has been developed for the National College discussion on wider reading and reading for pleasure.


Case study of Amelia, a five-year-old reader who enjoys reading at home

by Felicity Holt-Goldsmith

Case study of Amelia, a five-year-old reader who enjoys reading at home by Felicity Holt-Goldsmith, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Case study of Charlotte - a four year old reader with special educational needs

by Jade Corby

Case study of Charlotte, a four year old girl with special educational needs by Jade Corby, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Case study of Tom - a seven year old confident reader

by Amy Godman

This case study is by Amy Godman, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Case study of Kate - a nine year old avid reader

by Catherine Downing

Case study of Kate* a nine year old avid reader by Catherine Downing, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Case study of Nicole - a nine year old avid reader

by Rachel Marsden

Case study of Nicole, a nine year old reader by Rachel Marsden, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Case study of M - an engaged and enthusiastic seven-year-old reader

Case study of M an engaged and enthusiastic seven-year-old reader. Written by Dave Downey, student at the University of Roehampton.


Case study of Sarah - an eleven year-old enthusiastic reader

by Megan Williams

Case study of Sarah* an eleven year-old enthusiastic reader by Megan Williams, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Case study of J - a ten year-old reluctant reader

by Serena Corps

Case study of J a ten year-old reluctant reader. Written by Serena Corps, student at the University of Roehampton.


Case study of O - a six year-old reluctant reader

by Liz Green

Case study of O - a six year-old reluctant reader. Written by Liz Green, student at the University of Roehampton.


Reasons for reading: why literature matters

by Gabrielle Cliff Hodges

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.


Curriculum review and planning tool

The review and planning tool will help providers to support the development of a school curriculum as well as the English curriculum. The review format means that the materials can be used by tutors, schools, groups of schools or individuals as a means of identifying strengths and areas for attention and development.


Teachers as Readers: Building Communities of Readers - Research projects, resources and evaluations

by Teresa Cremin, Marilyn Mottram, Sacha Powell, Kimberly Safford, Fiona Collins

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.


Reading and Writing Fact Cards: Professional Development Activities

UKLA has published key professional development activities to support the popular reading and writing fact cards. The activities are designed to support professional development in schools and will be invaluable to literacy leaders in running training and staff meetings. You can download cards on a range of topics, including Grammar, Spelling, Puncuation and Working with stories.


Critical Reading of Magazines: Free resources from Egmont

These teaching materials will develop the critical reading of magazines in KS2 classrooms (although we feel they would be of interest in KS3 and ITE as well). Contact Egmont if you would like free copies of their magazines for 8&11 year olds: 'Toxic' for boys and 'Go Girl' for girls to support the work in classrooms.


Materials to review provision for teaching writing

These materials focus on developing key aspects of quality whole-class teaching of writing. The surveys encourage teachers to think about their own strengths as writers. There are also surveys for pupils which will give teachers a fuller understanding of just what children know about writing.