Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Reading 'needs to be at the heart of curriculum'

15th November 2010

Too many children in the UK are leaving primary school unable to read and write at the required level, a new report from Ofsted has claimed.

The watchdog's Reading By Six: How The Best Schools Do It study pointed out that one in five children fail to reach the expected standard of reading and writing when they finish primary school.

Christine Gilbert, Her Majesty's chief inspector and head of Ofsted, commented: 'Despite some major initiatives in recent years to raise standards in reading and writing, the levels achieved by many children at the end of primary school fall stubbornly short of what is achievable.'

She also called for reading to be placed at the heart of school curriculums and said that teachers need to be well trained and led if they are to deliver a good education to children.

Earlier this year, research from the National Literacy Trust highlighted the widening gap between reading standards among boys and girls.

The study found that 39 per cent of girls read every day compared to just 28 per cent of boys.
 

Latest Blog
How to Change the World: Stop Harming Women
22/06/2017

Human rights barrister and a researcher at the Gender and Social Justice Centre at Cambridge University, Dexter Dias introduces his new book and explains how we can change the course of the 21st century if we can stop harming women.

The Book that Inspired Pink Floyd and Walt Disney
20/06/2017

We're celebrating the opening this month at the London Palladium of The Wind in the Willows: the Musical with a selection of things you might not know about the bok and its author, Kenneth Grahame.

The Miracle of Creativity's Springs, Coils and Gears
19/06/2017

As his epic new standalone thriller is published, Deon Meyer reflects on the creative process.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd