All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy


Literacy APPG - event details

At the event, we will hold the AGM to reform the group and introduce our new Chair, Christian Wakeford the MP for Bury South. He will be joined by Officers; Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central, Lord Knight, and Lord Tope.

We are pleased to be joined at the event, by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). Liz Twist, NFER Joint Head of Assessment will present insights from NFER’s wider portfolio in the literacy space, and discuss the ways that COVID-19 has impacted on pupils’ progress, drawing on teacher perceptions of impact. Dr Christina Clark, Head of Research at the National Literacy Trust will present initial findings of the impact of COVID-19 on attitudes to literacy and language, as well as the challenges we have seen in our Hub areas. At the end, there will be a Q & A.

This is set to be a really interesting discussion, on what the impact of COVID-19 has been on literacy in the UK, as well as the wider impact of COVID-19 on education.

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Literacy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Meeting

Tuesday 19th January 1-2 pm

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