• How to support young people with literacy difficulties

    Less than half of teachers feel confident teaching young people with literacy difficulties, says Karen Wespieser, who offers some handy tips for teachers To mark Dyslexia Awareness Week, literacy charity Driver Youth Trust commissioned the teacher polling app TeacherTapp to ask teachers about how confident they feel teaching young people with literacy difficulties. The poll

    15.30 Oct. 3rd, 2018 | Opinion

  • PIRLS 2016: Well-stocked libraries don't improve reading scores

    A well-stocked school library has little impact on English pupils’ reading skills, according to an international literacy study. Year 5 pupils at schools with no school library achieved almost the same reading scores as those in schools with libraries containing over 5,000 books, according to the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). PIRLS

    9.00 Dec. 5th, 2017 | News

  • PIRLS 2016: England rises up the ranks in international reading measure

    England has come eighth out of 50 countries in an international reading test – and the government says its reforms are behind the success. The 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) tested over 300,000 10-year-olds across the world. England’s move from joint tenth to joint eighth place has been welcomed by the government

    9.00 Dec. 5th, 2017 | News

  • EEF: Teacher research engagement strategies are ineffective

    Teachers need “structured and intensive support” to engage with new research if outcomes are to improve, according to new findings from the Education Endowment Foundation. Three randomised controlled trials, funded and published by the EEF, found that passive methods currently used to educate teachers about research are not leading to changes in classroom practice or

    0.02 Dec. 1st, 2017 | News