SecEd SecEd

Search

News Results

Page 1 of 7 1234567
Narrowing the gender gap: Literacy

Narrowing the gender gap: Literacy

Continuing our focus on the gender gaps in educational outcomes, Matt Bromley asks why boys often underperform in reading and writing when compared to girls – and considers what schools can do to close this gender gap In part one of this series, …

Matt Bromley, 11th June 2015
Reading enjoyment up, but gender gap is increasing

Reading enjoyment up, but gender gap is increasing

The gender gap in reading continues to grow, evidence from a survey of 32,000 young people aged eight to 18 suggests. The fifth annual National Literacy Trust research report into young people’s reading habits, carried out in November and December …

4th June 2015

Literacy decline over past three years

Scotland’s education minister Angela Constance has promised to step up efforts to improve pupils’ literacy after a national survey found levels had fallen in the last three years. The biggest teaching union, the EIS, said the results had to b…

Sam Phipps, 7th May 2015
One book, any book – ideas to get them reading

One book, any book – ideas to get them reading

All the evidence shows that reading for pleasure brings multiple benefits for secondary students – now and in the future. Karen Sullivan offers some ideas Reading for pleasure is one of the single most important activities that can improve childr…

Karen Sullivan, 30th April 2015
Pupils 'caught' reading as part of school's literacy focus

Pupils 'caught' reading as part of school's literacy focus

From setting up book clubs to asking pupils to act as reading mentors, schools are full of ideas about how to inspire young readers. But now a Manchester secondary school has come up with an original campaign to promote a reading culture among its st…

Emma Lee-Potter, 30th April 2015
Case study: Driving whole-school literacy

Case study: Driving whole-school literacy

With so many pupils not speaking English at home, literacy was proving a key barrier to achievement at Lorna Owen’s school. She discusses the action taken to tackle this problem.   Holyhead School has its challenges. The school is situated in…

Future Leaders, 12th March 2015
Pupils reading 209,533 words a year each, but concerns remain about drop at secondary level

Pupils reading 209,533 words a year each, but concerns remain about drop at secondary level

The number of words children read every year begins to decline when they reach year 7 and continues to fall throughout much of secondary school, the annual What Kids Are Reading report has revealed. The survey is based on the reading habits of 580,309 …

5th March 2015
Frank Lampard aims to inspire as national literacy ambassador

Frank Lampard aims to inspire as national literacy ambassador

England and Manchester City footballer Frank Lampard has been appointed an official ambassador for the National Literacy Trust in a bid to inspire young people – particular boys – to get reading. Mr Lampard, who is now a children’s au…

29th January 2015

Scepticism about aim of reading and numeracy tests

A majority of teachers in Wales are sceptical about the purpose of new national reading and numeracy tests, a survey by a teaching union has found. More than 60 per cent of teachers surveyed believe that the Welsh government is far more concerned with as…

Moira Sharkey, 15th January 2015
Close the gap with breakfast and a book

Close the gap with breakfast and a book

Research shows that reading for pleasure boosts cognitive development. Combine this with a solid breakfast and we can really help pupils to achieve. Karen Sullivan offers some practical ideas. Over my last few columns, we’ve been looking at the att…

Karen Sullivan, 4th December 2014
Page 1 of 7 1234567