We are very lucky to have our English Lead and Year 6 teacher, Ben Harris, as a regular contributor to publications, national associations such as UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association), Just Imagine and Writing for Pleasure as well as the Open University. The school benefits greatly from his involvement by allowing us an insight into the most recent findings and key practice which in turn helps to design our English curriculum and really encourages our children to develop a love of reading and writing as they move up the school.
He involves our children in his research resulting in Year 6 recording a podcast for Just Imagine and him receiving the Highly Commended Award in the Egmont Reading for Pleasure Awards in March 2019.
We are very proud that he will also be talking about writing for pleasure in a panel discussion at the UK’s first writing for pleasure conference in 2021.
If you wish to read any of his work the links can be found below: