Friday June 11, 2021 - Friday June 11, 2021
13:15 - 14:15
The School Library Association (SLA) is a UK focused charity which supports everyone involved in school libraries. They believe that every pupil is entitled to effective school library provision and the educational, emotional and developmental benefits that come with it. The SLA is committed to supporting, promoting and sustaining high quality reading and teaching and learning opportunities for all in a diverse and changing world.
The Weekend Course 2021 is themed on "Leading School Libraries: Library, School, Sector" and will be a virtual event taking place 11–12 June 2021. There are amazing keynote speakers, brilliant exhibitors and interesting workshop sessions across the weekend and in the run up to the main event.
On 11 June at 13.15, Amanda Taylor, Deputy Head of Centre for Research Planning & Knowledge Management, will be speaking about the latest in research on reading, discussing the impact of Covid-19 on literacy in schools and what we know from research and how we move forward.
NFER will present insights from wide-ranging research undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will round-up what we know so far about the impact of school closures and differential home learning experiences on literacy in schools and the extent of the catch-up challenge.