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Reading in Primary Schools makes the Headlines

There was a fascinating article in The Times last week (14.11.22) entitled 'Illiteracy is not inconvenient but deadly' by Tomiwa Owolade which sparked a number of further stories and letters to the paper.

Tomiwa's article highlighted the fact that 'only half of children read daily outside school' whilst data from the Department of Education showed that only half (51%) of disadvantaged students have reached the expected level for reading this year - surely a symptom of the Covid lockdowns.