The Results Are In. Record Levels of Progress

The reading and writing levels are now in for all the schools that took part in the third year of the Bradford Media Literacy Project. The teachers and children achieved an average points score of 4.7  in writing and 4.28 for reading. These are the best levels we have ever had and also give us an average points score over the three years of the project of 4.28 in writing and 4.15 in reading. The expected progress over a school year is three points.

This provides firm evidence that the use of film can have a powerful impact upon reading and writing levels in primary school. We have also amassed over twenty five case studies detailing the impact the project has had in individual schools. These are on our case studies page.

Our project continues next year and details to sign up can be found here. The project is open to schools in Bradford and beyond.

About Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.
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