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School librarian of the year offers tips on engaging with SEN students

School librarian of the year offers tips on engaging with SEN students

The news that Liz Millett had won the School Librarian of the Year 2014 title spread like wildfire around Weatherfield Academy in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. As she received her award from author and artist Chris Riddell at a School Library Association ce…

Emma Lee-Potter, 16th October 2014
Literacy through science

Literacy through science

Science teacher Euan Douglas discusses his work to develop students’ literacy through and for science. Prior to this year, literacy had been one of those issues that, in all honesty, I had never truly understood. I knew it didn’t just mean …

Teaching Leaders, 3rd July 2014
Getting the reading habit

Getting the reading habit

It is vital that students gain the reading habit during their younger and teenage years, but schools can only do so much argues our headteacher diarist – parents also need to play their part. What to write about? Having just returned to school afte…

Headteachers' Diary, 19th June 2014

At a glance headlines: June 19, 2014

Discrimination faced by disabled teachers, a new resource to help support mental health and a toolkit for sex and relationships education are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for June 19, 2014. Disabled teachers  A majority of disabled teacher…

SecEd Reporter, 19th June 2014

At a glance headlines: May 15, 2014

A World Cup literacy resource, a new school library best practice guide and the most inspiring science books are among SecEd's rather literary 'At a glance' headlines for May 15.   World Cup literacy A free World Cup 2014 toolkit aimed at enga…

SecEd Reporter, 15th May 2014
Range of events to mark World Book Day

Range of events to mark World Book Day

From taking part in school and library events to dressing up as their favourite literary characters, thousands of children celebrated the joy of reading on World Book Day last week (Thursday, March 6). The day also saw the release of 10 new World Book …

Emma Lee-Potter, 13th March 2014
Secondary pupils shun more challenging books

Secondary pupils shun more challenging books

The difficulty of books chosen by students to read plateaus or even declines after they make the transition to secondary school, research has found. The annual What Kids are Reading report looks into the reading habits of around 426,000 pupils across yea…

Pete Henshaw, 13th March 2014

International Literacy Centre to offer in-depth professional learning

A new literacy centre aimed at improving the reading and writing skills of children has opened at London’s Institute of Education (IoE). The International Literacy Centre is to be run as a not-for-profit social enterprise and will offer professiona…

SecEd Reporter, 13th March 2014
Boosting literacy to transform outcomes for low-achieving students

Boosting literacy to transform outcomes for low-achieving students

White working class students are some of the lowest achievers in our schools and it is often a lack of reading ability that is holding them back. Senior leader Deborah Garfield discusses her work to tackle this issue. White British students make up more …

Future Leaders, 27th February 2014
A literacy challenge

A literacy challenge

When pupils reach secondary school still unable to read or write properly, we know traditional approaches are not working. Speech and language therapist Jules Clarke discusses the approaches she uses when faced with these challenges. So the best predic…

30th January 2014
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