Nine Richmond schools in project aims for best practice in schools

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Schools in: Nine from Richmond are taking part Schools in: Nine from Richmond are taking part

Nine Richmond schools are taking part in a £351,000 project to develop excellence in literacy teaching, as part of the Mayor of London’s £24m schools excellence fund.

The aim of the project is to develop a toolkit of best practice teaching techniques, by combining international research with practical application in the classroom.

Richmond Park Academy, Kew Riverside Primary, Barnes Primary, the Queen’s School, Sheen Mount, St Mary Magdalen’s, St Osmund’s Primary, East Sheen Primary and Lowther School will work with specialist consultants for the project.

Consultant Nikki Gamble said: “In the UK, schools are good at teaching children to read but this doesn’t mean they will infer deep levels of meaning from text, or will want to read later in life.

“We will be transferring the best practices from the UK and internationally to the classroom, developing proven methods that can be used across the country to help pupils find deeper meaning in reading.

“This project isn’t just about test scores, but the bigger picture.”

The two-year project is one of 100 given backing by the Boris Johnson’s fund.

The programme was established with funding from the Department for Education and the Greater London Authority, with £2.9m put toward literacy projects across 261 schools.

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10:54am Thu 22 May 14

Sparkythecat says...

Can anyone please explain how the schools were selected? It seems strange that they are all on the Richmond side of the Borough and none on the Twickenham side.
Can anyone please explain how the schools were selected? It seems strange that they are all on the Richmond side of the Borough and none on the Twickenham side. Sparkythecat
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10:57am Wed 28 May 14

bandit63 says...

Because a high proportion of council officals and councillers think they will contract a disease if they cross from the Surrey to the Middlesex side of the river..... ;-)
Because a high proportion of council officals and councillers think they will contract a disease if they cross from the Surrey to the Middlesex side of the river..... ;-) bandit63
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3:11pm Wed 28 May 14

lucullus says...

I think the schools were self-selecting. Someone probably needed to know this money was available, and then round up people to bid for it.

You could probably argue that more staffing in the education department a the Local Authority would have meant that more schools might have been aware of the opportunity ...
I think the schools were self-selecting. Someone probably needed to know this money was available, and then round up people to bid for it. You could probably argue that more staffing in the education department a the Local Authority would have meant that more schools might have been aware of the opportunity ... lucullus
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