It sounds like a headline from the Daily Stands-back-in-amazement: the BBC education news desk reported yesterday that an OECD study has discovered there is ‘a strong link between teenage reading skills and early parental help’. Hmmm, you’re very likely calling to mind John Cleese’s ‘stating the bleeding obvious’ remark! Graeme Paton in the Telegraph has also picked up the story today, which… Continue reading The parent factor in student performance (OECD)
John was in Northern Ireland last week training teachers at a primary school in Lurgan. This is the second time I’ve run a training at the school and, after training the teachers in P1/P2 last year, this year we trained the P3/P4 teachers. And an enthusiastic lot they were too! (P1 in Northern Ireland corresponds… Continue reading How many children are read to by their parents?