Dr Mike J Smith
Make reading the number one skill?
An impassioned plea from Roy Blatchford (on Mike Baker's blog) to make reading a top priority for all schools. From the article:
"Provisional figures for 2011 indicate that, in England, one child in five reaches age 11 unable to read confidently. Confident, that is, to access the secondary school curriculum they are embarking on this month."
This goes alongside numeracy and writing..... and if children can't access the secondary school curriculum at age 11, what are their chances of studying at degree level?