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Ofsted report into English teaching

A new Ofsted report, Moving English Forward, asks that schools do more to introduce whole-school approaches to reading for pleasure and suggests appointing reading advocates to ensure teachers stay...

24/03/2012Ofsted report into English teaching

Excelling as a school librarian

Carol Webb, Librarian at Forest Hill School in London, was declared 2011 School Librarian of the Year in October. To follow are some of the reasons why the School Library Association feels she...

19/10/2011Excelling as a school librarian

The F Word: Writing Fantasy for Children

The 22nd Patrick Hardy Lecture was given this year by Jonathan Stroud (pictured) on the subject, 'The F Word: Writing Fantasy for Children', and author and journalist Graham Marks has provided this...

06/10/2011The F Word: Writing Fantasy for Children

What is the value of reading for pleasure?

During the recent NUT Reading for Pleasure conference, authors including Michael Rosen, Malorie Blackman, Alan Gibbons and Bernard Ashley took to the stage to discuss the importance of reading for...

20/02/2011What is the value of reading for pleasure?

Digital developments transform reading

Earlier this month, The Bookseller Children's Conference focused on digital developments in storytelling and the publishing arena, and asked, How are children and teenagers likely to find and read...

20/10/2010Digital developments transform reading

What makes a librarian stand out?

This year, for the first time, two librarians were awarded the honour of the SLA School Librarian of the Year: Kevin Sheehan at Offerton School, Stockport; and Duncan Wright who runs the library...

19/10/2010What makes a librarian stand out?

Where next for the Primary curriculum?

The government has begun to firm up its plans for the primary curriculum with an emphasis on a return to the basics. Schools have been told to teach to the existing National Curriculum. What lies...

17/06/2010Where next for the Primary curriculum?

Summer Reading Challenge maintains reading attainments

The Reading Agency, the body behind the library-based Summer Reading Challenge, wants schools to champion the reading initiative to pupils, backed by UKLA research showing it can help avoid a 'dip'...

06/04/2010Summer Reading Challenge maintains reading attainments
 

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