Reading and Maths in the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework: What primary school teachers need to know

new ofstead framework

As you’re probably already aware, a new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework will come into force in September 2019. You can get an overview of the new Framework in our blog post  ‘The new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework: What’s changed?’ We’ve taken a closer look at the Framework, alongside the new School Inspection Handbook that Ofsted inspectors will be using, and have pulled out […]

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Developing effective comprehension skills and strategies with Oxford Reading Buddy

Oxford Reading Buddy

Successful comprehension is what allows children to acquire and apply new knowledge, to communicate successfully, and ultimately, to be academically successful. However, good comprehension is more than simply processing single words or sentences; it’s the reader having a coherent understanding of the meaning of the text as a whole. To do this, they need to […]

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Author focus: Cerrie Burnell

Joy Court shines a spotlight on children’s author Cerrie Burnell. 2019 started off with a really exciting move up to Middle Grade by this popular actress and CBeebies presenter, turned author. Cerrie featured in The Guardian’s 2011 list of the 100 most inspirational women, where she received praise for tackling disability head-on. Having been born […]

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Reflecting Realities

HOT TOPIC Reflecting Realities in the school library Joy Court discusses the results of CLPE’s first study into ethnic representation in UK children’s literature and how libraries can get involved with the movement for change. “An important report was published at the end of July, after many of you would have finished for the summer break, and […]

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Public and school library partnerships—Joy Court talks to Ailsa Gormley

SHARED PRACTICE Public and school library partnerships—Joy Court talks to Ailsa Gormley I have always felt that if school librarians wanted to create readers for life, they had to engage their students with public libraries so that the reading habit could be sustained outside of the educational environment. I am also a passionate advocate of the inspiration […]

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