Rebecca Geoghegan: When it comes to reading, three isn’t a crowd: it’s the magic number

And the threes don’t stop there… There are three inextricable strands of .  And whilst it is difficult to determine a hierarchy, I would suggest that reading is at the top of my list (although oracy comes a very close second!). Fundamentally, reading gives children the means to express their thoughts.  As the wealth of statistics […]

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What have we learnt from the new assessment and accountability arrangements? Practical next steps

The first few weeks of a new school year usually involves both looking forward and looking back. The summer of 2016 saw an almost completely new set of national assessment and accountability arrangements and schools are analysing how they’ve done and pondering the implications for the years ahead. We don’t have all the results yet […]

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Guided Reading – What’s it for? Part 2

Lindsay spoke on the purpose and the value of Guided Reading at Oxford University Press’ English Conference, Passing on the Passion, in London on 16th June. Here he addresses the most common concerns and teases out answers to these questions in follow up to his seminar. You’ll  find a selection of resources and videos from the day on our website . I love guided reading. But we have […]

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Guided Reading – what’s it for?

Lindsay Pickton sets the scene for the debate around the purpose and the value of Guided Reading. He will lead a discussion to address the most common concerns and tease out answers to these questions in an interactive seminar at the Oxford University Press English Conference in London on 16th June . Be honest: Do you look forward to Guided Reading, or does even the thought of it seem wearisome? […]

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