3:32 pm May 27th, 2014

Applications for the quality mark

We are impressed by those schools which have already completed their self-evaluations for Excellence in Literacy – the assessors are looking forward to reviewing the first applications and visiting the schools later in the summer term. Look out for news of the schools successfully achieving the award and consider how the Excellence in Literacy

3:06 pm May 1st, 2014

curriculum interventions

Why making the most of TA-led curriculum interventions means pulling out all the stops – Rob Webster.

An ex-colleague was once observing a pull-out literacy intervention for a primary-aged boy. He was working on his understanding of full-stops with a teaching assistant (TA). Later, back in the classroom – despite having ably demonstrated use full-stops

2:49 pm May 1st, 2014

Launch event – 29.04.14

Milton Keynes & Northampton
About 50 school leaders and teachers heard about the Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark at a local launch event where discussion focused on two areas of the quality mark – providing high quality literacy intervention and ways of engaging parents and carers more fully in their children’s learning. One head

2:43 pm February 1st, 2014

Launch event – 27.01.14

The Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark was launched at the IOE, London on 27th January to an audience of over 200 school leaders and other educators. Keynote speakers included Professor Peter Blatchford who shared findings from large scale research into the deployment and impact of support staff in schools.

Professor Toby Greany proposed a model