A brand new resource hub for Oxford Smart Quest, with blogs from series authors and pioneer schools about their experience with this innovative, evidence-informed English curriculum at KS3.Read more
Oxford Smart Quest offers a consistent and coherent assessment structure that integrates seamlessly into the KS3 English curriculum helping both the learners and teachers.Read more
Sam Gibbs provides handy tips on how to start the conversation about curriculum design in English at your school – plus, 3 reasons why NOW is the perfect moment to do so.Read more
Discover how BTHCC focused on two areas that have been transformational in changing student attitudes and results in reading levels: the transformed school library space; and the embedding of reading across the curriculum.Read more
Students learning in the classroom In October 2022, Ofsted published a report on supporting struggling readers in secondary schools after visiting six schools where a higher-than-expected proportion of struggling readers got a grade 4 or above in GCSE English language. In its conclusion, Ofsted notes that: “School leaders understood the need to identify specific reading gaps and weaknesses, and […]Read more
PiXL Reading project is partnering with OUP Super-Readable Rollercoasters to support schools with long-term reading to inspire fluent readers for lif.Read more
Sarah Eggleton suggests some strategies and tips to help you plan how to assess your students, identify learning gaps and start the catch-up process for those who need extra support at the start of the new school year. We know that the pandemic has hit those children who are disadvantaged the hardest, but it will […]Read more
Boy, Everywhere is a story of survival, of family, of bravery. It looks at the refugee crisis from a new perspective, and through Sami’s eyes shows that we are all one cruel twist of fate away from becoming refugees ourselves: it can happen to anyone. Historical context By 2015, the war in Syria had been […]Read more
Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme for 9- to 13-year-olds who are struggling to learn how to read.
Here are four reasons to try Fresh Start in your primary or secondary school.
I don’t know about you, but I look forward to introducing a new class reader with the various classes I teach. There’s something about the opportunity to share great literature with young people and also have the chance to share my own passion as a reader. It’s always enjoyable to challenge myself with a new […]Read more