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, […]

Why teach handwriting now?

Written by Anita Warwick There is enormous pressure on schools as all children return to the classroom. Although remote learning has meant that many children have developed useful skills, such as digital ‘know-how’ and independence, there is a need to refocus on core skills. Of equal importance, attention must be paid to children’s emotional and […]

Bridging the Word Gap at Transition: The Oxford Language Report 2020

Jane Harley, Policy and Partnership Director, Oxford University Press  Read the Oxford Language Report OUP has a deeply rooted commitment to young people’s language development – it sits at the heart of education. We seek to drive positive change in educational outcomes through our publishing and nowhere can be more important than the area of language and literacy.  Through our Oxford Children’s Corpus we monitor closely the […]