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In Memory of Margaret Mallett Webpage

In Memory of Margaret Mallett Webpage

Posted by hl11 at Apr 07, 2017 10:25 AM |

In memory of Margaret Mallet FEA who died on 28 March after a brief illness, we have created a new webpage where friends and colleagues share their memories of Margaret.

Margaret joined the Association's English 4-11 Editorial Board in 1999 after speaking at the Association's Primary Conference in York in March 1988 - Non-fiction: the Cinderella of children's books? She was elected a Fellow of the Association in 2005 and served as a member of the Association's Fellowship Committee until 2016.Margaret was also the co-founder, with Fellow Eve Bearne, of the Association's very successful Children's Literature Interest Group.

An inspiring teacher and author, Margaret's books include Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11: A Comprehensive Guide for Teachers and Student Teachers (winner of the 2011 UKLA Academic Book Award), The Primary English Encyclopedia: The heart of the curriculum and Early Years Non-Fiction: A Guide to Helping Young Researchers Use and Enjoy Information Texts.

Margaret was also a regular contributor to Books for Keeps - the online children's books magazine - where you can see an impressive catalogue of her articles and reviews http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/member/margaret-mallett

Primary Assessment in England DfE Open Consultation

Primary Assessment in England DfE Open Consultation

Posted by hl11 at Apr 05, 2017 03:55 PM |

The consultation seeks views on issues related to assessment in primary schools, including:

  • the best starting point to measure the progress that pupils make at primary school
  • the role and operation of teacher assessment
  • how to build on the strengths of the early years foundation stage profile
  • how we can support and improve end-of-key-stage teacher assessment, including the assessment of writing
The consultation closes at 5pm on 22 June 2017

Our newest prize - the English Postgraduate Essay Prize

Our newest prize - the English Postgraduate Essay Prize

Posted by hl11 at Mar 16, 2017 03:49 PM |

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are very pleased to initiate in 2017 the opening of an annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates.

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