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  • Back-to-school spotlight 2021

    As teachers, pupils, parents and carers settle into the new academic year, insights gathered from our recent conversations with parents and educators suggest there is a positive sense of excitement in the air for the wider school community. 

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  • Back to School Primary Update special

    Back to School Primary Update Special

    This Primary Update special brings you our informative Back-to-School toolkit and looks at the power behind reading for pleasure. We look at supporting your CPD with the Professional Development Academy, explore what's new in Bug Club Phonics, Power Maths and more! 


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  • Your Power Maths update: September 2021

    Welcome to your September Primary Update!

    Welcome to our new style Power Maths update. This month we will be talking about the updates to the Reception resources, highlighting our advice for Autumn 2021 and advice for Mixed Age Classes. 


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  • Encouraging reading for pleasure together

    Two young children smiling and looking at an e-reader

    Whether by reading all together – or drawing on the amazing breadth of stories, characters, authors, illustrators, and formats out there – so long as their reading experience is a positive one, children can be encouraged on a lifelong reading journey. Debbie Hicks, Creative Director at The Reading Agency takes a look at how teachers and families can work together to get them going, helping young readers head in the right direction.

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  • The power of reading in schools

    A young child is sat at a table, looking at an ipad, with classmates in the background

    How teachers can encourage reading for pleasure in the classroom

    When reading is fun it encourages real engagement, but the sad fact is not all children find it easy. For some children, reading is a challenge – which is why it is important for schools and families to support them to read for pleasure.

    Building on her recent blog on 'What superpowers can reading for pleasure give me?', The Reading Agency’s Creative Director, Debbie Hicks, shares some practical tips to encourage reading for pleasure in your school.


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