Call for primary schools to take part in national trial using revolutionary literary resources

Psychologists from Nottingham Trent University and Coventry University have developed a new set of literacy resources for teachers and teaching assistants, and are seeking out primary schools to take part in a national trial funded by the Education Endowment Foundation.

Teaching to read
Teaching to read

Psychologists from Nottingham Trent University and Coventry University have developed a new set of literacy resources for teachers and teaching assistants, and are seeking out primary schools to take part in a national trial funded by the Education Endowment Foundation.

The new resources were approved for use in the national trial following a successful controlled regional trial.  If this larger trial is also successful, the resources and training will be made available more widely to all schools in the UK interested in using them to supplement their existing reading tuition.

The trial will begin in Autumn 2018 with children from Year 1 classrooms, and will include a balanced reading programme with activities on decoding, fluency and comprehension in some of the schools, but others will act as a control group so that we can compare pupils’ progress.

The teaching programme will be delivered in small groups of 3-5 children by school staff, and lasts 20 weeks.

Schools who are interested in taking part in the trial should contact Professor Clare Wood, School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University on 0115 848 6423 or email clare.wood@ntu.ac.uk for more information.

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Call for primary schools to take part in national trial using revolutionary literary resources

Published on 6 November 2017
  • Subject area(s): Psychology, sociology, health and social care
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