In the News
31 March 2017
6-Page Special: Teach First Innovation Awards
4 September 2015
A quiet revolution in literacy is taking place in a London classroom thanks to Dianne Murphy’s teaching methods.
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)
What Does This Look Like in the Classroom? – Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice
15 October 2017
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.
Times Educational Supplement
26 October 2017
22 September 2017
18 July 2017
News - Children do better if their family attends parents’ evenings by Jess Staufenberg. Comments by Dianne Murphy.
Inspiration Trust, Norwich
16 November 2017
researchED National Conference – Chobham Academy, Newham, London
9 September 2017
Teach First Summer Institute – Leeds
31 July 2017
Teach First West Midlands Head Teacher Forum
19 May 2017
researchED – English and MFL Conference – Oxford University
1 April 2017
Wars and Waste – Dianne and James Murphy
Our first session at researchED English and MFL, Oxford was called Wars and Waste to highlight two key ideas:
1 The lack of agreement and open conflict regarding the best ways to teach reading;
2 The immense waste this has created in time, money, and quality of life.
The session is divided into three sections:
1 The extent of illiteracy;
2 The reasons for this;
3 The two main approaches to teaching reading, and why one is demonstrably superior to the other.
It’s Not Too Late – Dianne and James Murphy
Our second session was entitled It’s Not Too Late to draw attention to a common misconception in secondary schools: namely that students who are reading seriously behind when they arrive at secondary can never catch up.
researchED National Conference – Capital City Academy, Willesden, London
Direct Instruction: what it is and isn’t – James Murphy
United Learning English Conference – Paddington Academy, Paddington, London
researchED National Conference – South Hampstead High School, London
researchED – English and Literacy Conference – Swindon Academy, Swindon
Using research to improve progress for lower attainers – James Murphy See the slides here.
AET Academy Trust – English HODs Conference – London
26 March 2015
Introducing Thinking Reading – Dianne Murphy