Latest News and Reports

We have pulled together some of the latest news and findings which we hope will be of interest to you.

The CLPE Reading for Pleasure 2021  research report details how teachers and schools have been developing Reading for Pleasure principles and primary literacy teaching during lockdown.

Ofsted research  finds pupil motivation around remote education is a significant concern for parents, teachers and school leaders. Download the full study here

Richard Gever, the new president of the School Library Association urges schools to recognise the power of school libraries here

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) have published their 2020  Reflecting Realities report which looks at diversity in UK Children’s Literature.

Research shows that engagement with audiobooks can benefit children’s reading skills and enjoyment, as well as their mental wellbeing and emotional intelligence. Read the National Literacy Trust literature review here

A 2019 National Literacy Trust report explores how children and young people use technology to read and how this links to reading enjoyment, attitudes and behaviours. You can read the report here

A report from Read On. Get On (ROGO) shows that the gender gap in reading for pleasure has narrowed ROGO

A great article from author Andy Seed on “laying the foundations for a reading culture” in your school  Reading Manifesto

What Kids Are Reading looks at the book reading habits of pupils who use Accelerated Reader in England and Ireland. Download the 2018 report here

The National Literacy Trust have published the first research report to ever establish a link between literacy and life expectancy in England through health and socioeconomic factors. The research shows that a boy born in Stockton Town Centre, an area with some of the greatest literacy challenges in the country, has a life expectancy 26 years shorter than a boy born in North Oxford. You can download the report here






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