ECF meeting summary for KEYU:
General Meeting held in London 6 June 2019
Fiona Evans - School Programmes for the National Literacy Trust:
The NLT undertake the largest survey of children’s views on reading and writing.
They create and provide unique programmes of literacy. For example, in early years these include:
Early Worlds Together
Everyone Ready for School.
These are providing home learning and support for families to improve social mobility funded by the DfE and its partners who are charities, companies etc. They describe these as a “creative antidote” to government agendas.
Their Twitter account links to their regular newsletter and free research and down-loadables.
They are trying to reframe phonics as a ‘silver bullet’ resulting from the APPG on phonics with the help of Kate Nation, Jessie Ricketts and Jean Gross.
Working on upskilling teachers and practitioners as to language delay especially in impoverished areas of the country. The ‘word gap’ is now believe to be increasing by 60% of secondary teachers whilst others believe it is an experience gap.
NLS believe it will only improve when the following exists:
Jill Robinson More than a Score:
Linked with Save our Schools.
Helen Moylett- Cultural Capital:
Ali Jaffer-Social Mobility Commission: