Tag Archive for Writing

Review: Don’t Call it Literacy!

Geoff Barton’s essential guidebook is not only easy to read but highly practicalThe Daily Telegraph’s report that students from independent schools dominate entry to many leading universities should concern anyone in state education. The gap in educational attainment between the wealthiest and the poorest seems to be growing, not receding. We face problems with literacy…

Restoring the Joy of Handwriting

Handwriting is in decline. Ask any teacher who has been in the classroom a dozen years or more and they’ll tell you how many more students encounter difficulties with handwriting. Sometimes, it staggers me how pupils arrive in Year 7, untaught in the art of handwriting. And most English teachers will report that the quality…