LJMU awarded additional funding for study

LJMU researchers have been awarded £168,000 funding from the Nuffield Foundation following the success of a two-year study which showed that parents discussing language at home could support early numeracy skills. The study, carried out by the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology’s Dr Fiona Simmons, Dr Anne-Marie Adams and Dr ...

Making a difference

Primary schools in Knowsley continue to see increases in performance across all subjects at Key Stage 2. Results of this year’s SAT tests show that pupils in Knowsley Primary Schools are keeping pace with the rate of improvement nationally, and that many local schools are recording record results which far exceed ...

School celebrates new reading oasis

Staff and pupils at St Ambrose Primary School have been celebrating the opening of their new library which was officially opened by the poet and author, Paul Delaney. Tracy Moorcroft, acting deputy headteacher said: “It was a magnificent morning celebrating the opening of a fantastic space for our children to ‘get ...

Liverpool Writing Quality Mark – celebrating success!

School Improvement Liverpool (SIL) welcomed schools from around Liverpool to Liverpool Central Library as they attended a celebration event and were presented with their Liverpool Writing Quality Mark (LWQM) awards by Councillor Barbara Murray. Launched in October last year to enthuse, inspire and celebrate writing across the city, the aims of the LWQM are to ...

Love of reading leads to the top

Pupils and staff at Ashurst Primary School, St Helens have got a lot to shout about after being told their school’s phonics screening results are among the best in England. The Blackbrook school achieved an impressive pass rate of 97 per cent for the assessment taken by all Year 1 pupils ...