Parents now 'bribe children' to get them to read - new study suggests

Parents now 'bribe children' to get them to read - new study suggests

A study of 251 primary teachers and 501 parents of three-to-eight year olds, by children’s book publisher Rising Stars, has found that parents often bribe children to make them read at bedtime.

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Boys growing up with books earn more as adults – new study finds

Boys growing up with books earn more as adults – new study finds

A study of 6,000 men born in nine European countries concluded that children with access to books could expect to earn materially more than those who grew up with few or no books.

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Pupil interest in reading drops in secondary school

Pupil interest in reading drops in secondary school

Only 40% of 14 – 16-year-olds say they enjoy reading, compared to more than 70% of 8 – 11-year-olds, according to a new National Literacy Trust report.

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Pre-schoolers “set back decades” if their brains are not adequately stimulated before starting formal schooling, new study says

Pre-schoolers “set back decades” if their brains are not adequately stimulated before starting formal schooling, new study says

A new Save the Children study says that every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language.

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Suffolk schools entitled to £600,000 EEF funding – find out how to apply

Suffolk schools entitled to £600,000 EEF funding – find out how to apply

Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar programme has partnered with the Education Endowment Foundation to improve attainment in Suffolk schools.

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‘Compelling evidence’ reveals the effectiveness of teaching assistants

‘Compelling evidence’ reveals the effectiveness of teaching assistants

Schools spend £4bn a year, or 10% of the annual education budget on 24,000 teaching assistants. Previous studies brought their effectiveness on learning into question, but new evidence suggests they are indeed worth every penny.

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EEF funds a Read Write Inc. effectiveness study

EEF funds a Read Write Inc. effectiveness study

The Education Endowment Foundation are funding an effectiveness study using our Phonics and Fresh Start programmes.

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26,000 children at risk of leaving Welsh primary schools unable to read well over the next five years, a campaign group claims

26,000 children at risk of leaving Welsh primary schools unable to read well over the next five years, a campaign group claims

The Read On. Get On. coalition said action must be taken to ensure that children are allowed to fulfil their potential.

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Group work offers benefits of one-to-one tuition, at a quarter of the price

Group work offers benefits of one-to-one tuition, at a quarter of the price

Research conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggests that the size of tuition groups is less important than whether tutors are qualified teachers or well trained volunteers.

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5-year-olds with poor language skills significantly more likely to struggle with English and Maths at 11, new study suggests

5-year-olds with poor language skills significantly more likely to struggle with English and Maths at 11, new study suggests

Out of 5,000 children studied, 21% who struggled with language at the beginning of school failed to meet the expected standards in national tests when they left. Results were consistent, regardless of family background.

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Inequality in school attainment is higher than 3 decades ago, new research suggests

Inequality in school attainment is higher than 3 decades ago, new research suggests

Research by Social Market Foundation (SMF) reveals that regional disparities in education exist and are stronger than ever. Geographical area is becoming a more predictive factor of performance in school.

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90,000 more pupils leaving primary school with the reading skills needed to succeed in secondary school

90,000 more pupils leaving primary school with the reading skills needed to succeed in secondary school

2015 performance tables show schools below minimum standard have fallen by nearly 100 since last year, from 768 to 676.

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Pupils in the North East to receive £10m in funding to boost literacy

Pupils in the North East to receive £10m in funding to boost literacy

The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) and Northern Rock Foundation are launching a scheme, aimed at boosting literacy for 10,000 pupils across 880 primary schools in the north-east.

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Half of teachers believe they are not knowledgeable enough to improve pupils’ literacy, new survey reports

Half of teachers believe they are not knowledgeable enough to improve pupils’ literacy, new survey reports

Earlier this year, 2,326 education professionals completed a survey conducted by the National Literacy Trust. The results indicate that teachers require more support in order to teach the new national curriculum to the expected standard.

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120,000 more children on track to become excellent readers

120,000 more children on track to become excellent readers

New government figures show that 3 years on from the introduction of the phonics reading check, 120,000 more children are now on track to become excellent readers.

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The Power of Reading - new 'Read on. Get on.' report published

The Power of Reading - new 'Read on. Get on.' report published

Save the Children's reading campaign 'Read on. Get On.' has released a new report. The report seeks to influence the next government to make dramatic changes to children's attainment in reading.

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Learning from London: how to teach all children to read by age 6

Learning from London: how to teach all children to read by age 6

Over the past ten years, TFA alumni, Colleen Somich, has witnessed a seismic shift in UK education policy: systematic phonics are in. As Consultant Trainer across 50 schools, Colleen sees all children, regardless of socioeconomic background, learning to read with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Here, she looks at the impact of the programme across a London charter network and shares her plans to find Pioneer Schools in New York City.

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Speech and Language development in the Early Years

Speech and Language development in the Early Years

The BBC reports that too many children start school unable to speak in simple sentences.

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Reading England’s Future: Mapping how well the poorest children read  – new report from Save the Children

Reading England’s Future: Mapping how well the poorest children read – new report from Save the Children

The ‘Reading England’s Future’ report maps out performance in reading by constituency. This marks a dramatic change from reporting by Local Authority – Save the Children want to harness energy and ambition at a local level, from MPs, schools, parents and the wider community.

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Ofsted report on bad behavior in schools

Ofsted report on bad behavior in schools

September’s Ofsted report ‘Below the radar: low level disruption in the country’s classrooms’ finds that pupils’ life chances are affected by poor behaviour in too many schools.

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 What affects a child’s sense of well-being?

What affects a child’s sense of well-being?

The Good Childhood Report from York University finds that children in England are less happy and satisfied with their lives than children in most other countries. The Children’s Society report for parents suggests ways to help at home. Read more.

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Fewer children reading in spare time, research suggests

Fewer children reading in spare time, research suggests

Fewer children across the UK are reading in their own time and one in five is embarrassed to be caught with a book, a National Literacy Trust survey suggests.

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Parents are urged to keep reading with their children

Parents are urged to keep reading with their children

Parents should continue reading with their children throughout primary school, urges a report.

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Children’s on-screen reading overtakes reading in print

Children’s on-screen reading overtakes reading in print

New research from the National Literacy Trust reveals that for the first time children are reading more on computers and other electronic devices than they are reading books, magazines, newspapers and comics.

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C4EO report: Effective classroom strategies for children and young people living in poverty

C4EO report: Effective classroom strategies for children and young people living in poverty

C4EO reports on effective classroom strategies for closing the gap in educational achievement for children and young people living in poverty, including white working-class boys. It drew upon a wealth of evidence from the UK and overseas to provide practical recommendations for the classroom, proven to work across subjects and key stages.

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Reading by six: how the best schools do it (Ofsted)

This report draws from the practice of twelve outstanding schools in different parts of England to illuminate what works in teaching children to read. Seven of the schools featured use Read Write Inc. Phonics.

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Early bird catches the words

Early bird catches the words

Read Ruth Miskin's recent article for SEN Magazine. Ruth looks at what schools need to do to ensure all children both learn to read and keep reading.

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What Reading Does for the Mind

Research by Anne E. Cunningham and Keith E. Stanovich reveals how vital it is that children have a successful early start in reading and why all children, regardless of their achievement levels, should be given as many reading experiences as possible.

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