Targeted training for staff to teach early language and numeracy skills

Thousands of pre-school children should benefit from improved language, numeracy and personal, social and emotional skills, thanks to a programme of high-quality training and professional development support for early years staff the government has said. The Early Years Professional Development Programme (PDP) is to be extended to around 50 new local

Worthy winners of the 500 Word Writing Competition announced

Award winning children’s authors Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joseph Delaney and Patrice Lawrence, alongside twelve other judges, have revealed the winning entries to the popular Alsop High School 500 Word Writing Competition. Launched on World Book Day, Alsop’s many entrants submitted their stories in the hope of winning their particular category: KS3,

Students help develop new reading project

Students across the Lydiate Learning Trust are developing a love of reading by participating in Project L – the Trust’s new reading initiative. Project L will see all students across the trust’s two secondary schools – Deyes High School in Maghull, and Childwall Sports and Science Academy - reading for pleasure