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Into Film Festival 2017

6 September 2017

The annual Into Film Festival takes place in November with 3,000 free screenings and events. It is the world’s largest film education festival. Sam Wilson looks at what’s on



Inspiring pupils to love reading

5 July 2017

Following research showing that many secondary students are not challenging themselves with their reading, Karen Sullivan offers some ideas to inspire reluctant readers




Literacy through Latin: Teaching ideas

21 June 2017

How can ancient languages such as Latin and Greek be used to inform and improve literacy teaching? Erin Miller offers some ideas and inspiration



The many and varied benefits of reading...

14 June 2017

Reading, even for short periods, has an impact on brain development and academic achievement, but also develops other skills such as empathy. Karen Sullivan explains





Key stage 3: Literacy and numeracy

16 November 2016

In the final of his series of articles discussing best practice in key stage 3, Matt Bromley looks at the keystones of literacy and numeracy


Engaging reluctant readers

28 September 2016

Younger reluctant readers in secondary education are in danger of entering adult life functionally illiterate – with all the risks that this brings. Georgina Jones offers some advice on re-engaging these learners with reading


Shakespeare Schools Festival

21 September 2016

This year, the Shakespeare Schools Festival is set to reach more than 35,000 children, culminating in live performances in real theatre venues across the country. Susan Elkin explains



Using Shakespeare to support your pupils

13 April 2016

Shakespeare is not just the domain of English lessons and can be used to tackle a wealth of issues across school life. Drawing on the work, resources and expertise of Shakespeare’s Globe, Georghia Ellinas explains more



Creative writing and grammar

4 November 2015

The drive for creative writing and story-telling is essential in any school, but time must be made for the hard rules of English as well, argues Karen Sullivan


Narrowing the gender gap: Literacy

11 June 2015

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


Supporting pupil progress in years 7 and 8

4 June 2015

Pupils who progress well in years 7 and 8 are less likely to need intervention later on in their school careers. Chris Reynolds reports on his work to support the attainment of younger pupils





Case study: Driving whole-school literacy

12 March 2015

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.


Interventions to raise attainment

11 September 2014

Northumberland Park Community School put in place several interventions to raise its English results. Natasha Raheem explains.

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