I recently read this article which discusses the importance of speaking to children and how reading aloud can have massive benefits to literacy development. I find it sad but not shocking to read the statistics that parents on benefits speak on average 621 words per hour to their children, compared with the 2150 per hour … More Reading to children, a dying art?
I haven’t had too much time to blog since school restarted two weeks ago but now would be a good time to reflect on what has happened since then. Last year was incredibly difficult, with the school going into special measures after failing the Ofsted inspection; all the upheaval of a massive staffing restructure and … More Back to school
I came across this article today on the front-man of the band Elbow. Turns out he’s a big supporter of libraries and there are some magnificent quotes in that article. I particularly love the comment about libraries being somewhere we go to better ourselves, in whatever way that may be. I do think that we … More Libraries….So rock ‘n’ roll