Mind your language

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. (N.Mandela) Our children’s world revolves around using huge amounts of highly advanced accessible technology. Surrounded by computers and social media, children “chat” more than ever, but spend less […]

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Securing comprehension in reading – 3 steps to success

Good reading comprehension is a critical skill, fundamental to learning across the curriculum, to reading for pleasure and for success in life. Helping children to develop this skill can feel like a challenging process. However, a strong body of research evidence, including a recently published report from the  Education Endowment Foundation , reveals three identifiable aspects that underpin […]

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Boys and Literacy Schemes

Since ‘closing the gender gap’ came to the forefront of education during the 1990s, there has been the creation and implementation of countless ‘Boys and Literacy’ groups.  Whilst these groups may have different focuses – writing, reading, speaking – they are all there to support the acquisition, development and reinforcement of a Literacy skill. What […]

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