Interested in writing or reviewing school history textbooks? View from OUP History Team

At the recent Black British History event hosted by Miranda Kaufmann and SOAS, University of London , OUP’s History Publisher (Secondary Education) spoke with other authors and publishers about how history textbooks get made. We thought it would be useful to share the information here as well, and let you know how to get in touch if you’re interested in writing […]

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The Modern Foreign Languages classroom provides the perfect antidote to lockdown

Following months of screen gazing, limited interaction and working in isolation, our students are ready to come to life and to feel the buzz that our lively and dynamic MFL methodology brings. A foreign languages lesson is a social event where interaction and communication are essential, just what our young people need, having been starved […]

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Connecting Through a Class Reader

What Lemov makes clear here is that there is something important happening when we share reading, indeed not a singular something but a whole bunch of somethings.  The complexity of reading has been well documented (Scarborough’s reading rope makes this very clear). Through the reading process, our students are acquiring vocabulary, developing phonological and grammatical […]

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What can we do to Bridge the Word Gap at transition?

OUP’s Bridging the Word Gap at Transition report gives it to us straight. As Jane Harley states in the Foreword: ‘This is a critical time for a focus on vocabulary development, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and the much-publicised broadening of the attainment gap’ Since its publication there have been regional lockdowns that have incorporated some of the poorest regions in England, […]

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