In the News
31 March 2017
6-Page Special: Teach First Innovation Awards
4 September 2015
Education charity Teach First hands out £60,000 to projects aiming to narrow disadvantage gap. Read article here.
Dianne Murphy’s literacy revolution in London classrooms
A quiet revolution in literacy is taking place in a London classroom thanks to Dianne Murphy’s teaching methods.
Thinking Reading: what every secondary teacher needs to know about reading
Despite the efforts of teachers and educators, secondary schools across the English-speaking world turn out
millions of functionally illiterate leavers every year. What can schools do to prevent this situation?
In this highly accessible book, James and Dianne Murphy combine more than 50 years of experience to provide
teachers with a thorough, easy-to-use walkthrough of the extensive research on reading and its effects on
Thinking Reading draws on the work of experts from around the world, exploring how school leaders can
deliver the very best literacy provision – for all students. Its overall message is one of great optimism:
the right of very child to learn to read is entirely achievable if schools employ the best research-driven practice.
Nomanis - Issue 4
Code-Teaching or Code-Breaking? - Dianne Murphy
Seven steps to improving reading comprehension – James Murphy
Requiem for a Straw Man – James Murphy
Skola & Samhälle [SOS] (School and Society)
11 December 2017
Ta ansvar för elevers läskunnighet (Take responsibility for students' literacy) - James Murphy
Skolorna och skolpolitikerna tar inte problemen med elevers försämrade läskunnighet på allvar. Diagnoser
som tillexempel dyslexi gör att man förklarar problemen med individens biologi. Enligt James Murphy riskerar
följden bli att skolor inte använder sig av de evidensbaserade metoder som finns för läsinlärning (red).
Schools and school politicians do not seriously address the problems of students' impaired literacy. Diagnoses
such as dyslexia explain the problems with the individual's biology. According to James Murphy, the consequence
What Does This Look Like in the Classroom? – Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice
Schools Week Review
15 October 2017
What does this look like in the classroom? Bridging the gap between research and practice. Read the review.
23 September 2017
Every child can read – don’t write them off
We must stop rating reading skills on a bell curve – it lets us leave struggling pupils behind, says James Murphy.
Read the article here.
Times Educational Supplement
26 October 2017
22 September 2017
News –Literacy strongest predictor of science grades by Alix Robertson. Comments by Dianne Murphy. Read the article here
18 July 2017
News - Children do better if their family attends parents’ evenings by Jess Staufenberg. Comments by Dianne Murphy.
Read the article here.