International Literacy Day – 8th September 2023

Since 1967, International Literacy Day has taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of human rights, and in turn improve the standard of living for whole communities. Literacy is essential for social and individual human development.

Literacy issues persist with over 750 million young people and adults lacking the basic literacy skills in 2020. The COVID-19 crisis, climate change and conflicts, have been intensifying the challenges.

This leads me to back to the work I have done with one disadvantaged secondary school. Working on pupil ownership, word level skills, comprehension and in-class observations.

Schools cannot deal with this problem alone. Families, communities, and schools must work together.

My books for parents (Parents Help your Child Succeed series) offer the missing link because whatever strategies the Government and schools put in place in an attempt to raise reading levels – they can never fully succeed without parental support.

Written from over 30 years experience as a teacher, headteacher, deputy head and SEND manager, my Parental Guide Books can help you support your child’s education… and help you collaborate more effectively with their school. After all, parental support is key to your child achieving their maximum potential.

Each book covers practically every aspect of what your child should be learning in class – from Early Years to Key Stage 3. From high quality early reading and numeracy, to more advanced writing and mathematical skills, helping them prepare for further education, or the world of work.

My Guide for Parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, sets out… in plain English, everything you need to know to help ensure your child achieves more.

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