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colport 20:00 The cuts to the scheme has provoked plenty of anger and disappointment,
and this #ukedchat session will discuss the impact these cuts (2/3)

colport 20:01 Good evening, and welcome to this special #ukedchat session discussion
about the cuts to the #bookstart scheme (1/3)

colport 20:01 could have. Please be respectful with your tweets, as this disc. has
attracted quite a bit of attention. (3/3). Remember to use #ukedchat
colport 20:02
The gvt is saving £13m by cutting the #bookstart scheme. #ukedchat
RT @Natty08: Am taking part in #ukedchat sorry for spamming your
NickiA10 20:02
timeline < me too so sorry!
Natty08 20:02
Am taking part in #ukedchat sorry for spamming your timeline

informed_edu 20:03 #bookstart is a very worthy scheme - my students enjoyed it. Is there
something similar but cheaper in other countries? #ukedchat

philallman1 20:03 RT @colport: The gvt is saving £13m by cutting the #bookstart scheme.
#ukedchat which I worked out 2 B 3 days of the £7bn given 2 RoI ovr 5y

philallman1 20:04 @colport #ukedchat I dnt think anyone is looking for it in its entirety -
targetting it towards chn in deprived areas at least though!
Do you think children really benefit from the bookstart scheme?
colport 20:04
#ukedchat It was poorly administered!
#ukedchat how can £13m 'saving' balance with the loss of books into
headteacher01 20:05
the houses of the most deprived?

colport 20:05 @philallman1 ...but surely this is where libraries could step in to
encourage children getting into books #ukedchat
@colport @philallman1 But libraries are facing cuts too and closure
NickiA10 20:06
#ukedchat
colport 20:06 @LibWithAttitude Have both been cut? #ukedchat

philallman1 20:06 RT @colport: @philallman1 ...but surely ths is whr libraries could step in 2
enc children getting in2 books #ukedchat< wch R also being cut
@colport Just to clarify - Bookstart is for when kids are born, the year 7
LibWithAttitude 20:06
scheme is Booked Up #ukedchat
@NickiA10 So now another responsibility falls on schools (where funding
colport 20:07
is also being cut) #ukedchat
Could schools club together and buy in to #bookedup for FSM kids
informed_edu 20:07 perhaps - better targeted, cheaper, & more school involvement?
#ukedchat

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headteacher01 20:08 #ukedchat we know that libraries are under threat, remind me why the
govt place such a high status to 6 year old reading tests?
@colport Yep where schools will be expected to fund books w/ an already
NickiA10 20:08
stretched budget #ukedchat
philallman1 20:08 All of them! http://bit.ly/gEp3L6 #ukedchat
NickiA10 20:08 @colport @LibWithAttitude All been cut #ukedchat
@colport Yes along with Booktime which promotes reading aloud to kids -
LibWithAttitude 20:08
all of them cut #ukedchat

iteachyear4 20:09 RT @LibWithAttitude: @colport Just to clarify - Bookstart is for when kids
are born, the year 7 scheme is Booked Up #ukedchat

colport 20:09 RT @Orlama Just read article & I agree w/ M. Rosen Gov wants 2 improve
standing in PIRLS not a chance w/ ths blatant undermining #ukedchat

philallman1 20:09 RT @colport So now another resp falls on schs (whr funding is also being
cut) #ukedchat <wch is issue - if thr was s/thing to replace it...

iteachyear4 20:09 Maybe the FA could stump up the cash for Bookstart seeing as they spent
more on not getting the world cup #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:09 A lot of the kids that receive a book from Booked Up have never before
owned a book & their excitement is wonderful to see #ukedchat
@headteacher01 #ukedchat instilling a live of reading needs to start as
LouiW 20:09
early as poss. All chn need access

iteachyear4 20:10 I know as a parent, there was great excitement by my daughter in books
when she got her books given to her. #ukedchat

informed_edu 20:10 @LibWithAttitude So can we find a way of only spending money on


targeting kids without books - more likely to be heard? #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:10 @informed_edu Sounds good but many Heads not buying more books for
school library & indeed making librarians redundant #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:10 @headteacher01 So how will kids gain 'experience' of reading if this is cut,
6yo tests with nothing to inspire #ukedchat
And books are expensive so I am thinking that once again it is the rich Vs
Natty08 20:11
poor divide #ukedchat

colport 20:11 But, all that matters, is that pupils from affluent families will not be
affected by the cuts. Will this lead in wider gap? #ukedchat

The_Librain 20:11 You can't just target lower income kids - many kids from middle class
backgrounds come from homes with few books #ukedchat

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#ukedchat It is the ultimate contradiction - raise stds of rdg but cut back
philallman1 20:11
on proven scheme with benefits.

MoodleMcKean 20:11 Young and Mobile: A Global View of Cellphones and Youth | Nielsen Wire
http://bit.ly/hZucHt #ukedchat #mlearning #elearning #edchat #edtech

Natty08 20:11 SO we are to test children on reading but not encourage them to read?
Libs facing being closed etc. #unfair #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:12 @colport Most definitely will have a wider gap. How many families
benefit from books from these schemes and how many don't! #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:12 RT @The_Librain: You can't just target lower income kids - many kids from
middle class backgrounds come from homes with few books #ukedchat

LouiW 20:12 @informed_edu #ukedchat it's not just FSM chn who don't get books, a
lot of ours don't, no where near getting FSM

LibWithAttitude 20:12 Students don't only benefit from their own book either - many of them
swap & promotes a dialogue & recommendations #ukedchat
@colport @Orlama Standards raised by taking the very thing away that
NickiA10 20:12
helps! It doesn't equate! #ukedchat
Sorry to be dense, am unfamiliar with scheme, does it give or loan books?
ICTtower 20:13
How are children chosen? #ukedchat
Working in a 'poor' area the only experience most get of books is through
Natty08 20:13
school it really is #sad #ukedchat
@Natty08 Family choice from some of poorer fams, do they buy food or
NickiA10 20:13
buy a book? #ukedchat
@LouiW So what we need is a way to identify kids without books at
informed_edu 20:13
home, right? #ukedchat

headteacher01 20:13 @philallman1 this is why it is so bewildering the seemingly mindless


'scattergun' of cuts what do they hope to achieve? #ukedchat
@philallman1 @Natty08 Perhaps we should utilise charity shops better?
colport 20:13
#ukedchat <Being flippant!
@colport gap will widen - no doubt. The poorest will lose out first - again.
philallman1 20:13
#ukedchat

The_Librain 20:13 Also giving books to low income kids will just single them out. Excitement
when whole class gets new books to keep! #ukedchat
@colport how do you widen reading then without this scheme?
philallman1 20:14
#ukedchat

The_Librain 20:14 Charity shop idea annoying - books are carefully chosen for kids' age
group. New books are special. not old tat! #ukedchat

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informed_edu 20:14 @The_Librain but like free school meals vouchers you don't have to hand
these out in front of the class #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:14 @colport @philallman1 @Natty08 Yes and encouraging fams to go to


charity shops? But old books not uptodate fab books! #ukedchat
Is this cut about books, or reading? You need to widen pupils access to
colport 20:14
reading, not books #ukedchat

philallman1 20:14 RT @informed_edu: So what we need is a way to identify kids without


books at home, right? #ukedchat< as well as no access to sport, FSM etc!

LibWithAttitude 20:14 @informed_edu Difficult as it's not only kids from the poorest
backgrounds that lack reading promotion sadly #ukedchat
@philallman1 Access to electronic means, magazines, comp games etc.
colport 20:15
#ukedchat

informed_edu 20:15 @philallman1 this sounds like a job for the local library - although I agree
that without funding this is a non-starter #ukedchat
@informed_edu #ukedchat but how? Not easy to work out till you speak
LouiW 20:15
to child
Have tried surveying kids to find out home ownership of books - many call
The_Librain 20:15
magazines books! #ukedchat

philallman1 20:15 @headteacher01 gd question! I'm uncertain at present & uneasy 2.


Appears 2 B no real thinking going in2 policy. Deeply worrying #ukedchat

Natty08 20:15 Many in my school have dry bread for lunch as too proud to have free
school meals. Books they cannot afford! #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:15 @LibWithAttitude Too many of our higher income fams may not have
opps to go to bookshops, working parents?? #ukedchat
@The_Librain Sorry, playing devils advocate to stimulate discussion
colport 20:15
#ukedchat
@informed_edu most of which are under threat at same time. If it was 1
philallman1 20:16
or other then ok but not both! #ukedchat

bartoneducation 20:16 #ukedchat Bookstart gave a book (or in some cases up to 3) to parents at
their first development check. Sometimes ONLY book in the house.

MildredHFree 20:16 Well.. I know as a parent, there was great excitement by my daughter in
books when she got her books given to her. #ukedchat :-)

LibWithAttitude 20:16 @NickiA10 Yes but with Amazon no need to go to bookshops - & can ask
for help from librarian at school if 'time poor' #ukedchat

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The_Librain 20:16 @informed_edu But whole class choosing & reading their books is part of
the scheme! Creates excitement around reading #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:16 @colport Supposedly about books but new phonics schemes in school and
removing very things to give experience! #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:17 @LibWithAttitude How many schools have a librarian? Or will have? How
many parents would buy books through internet sites? Not all #ukedchat
@MildredHFree But did she respect and enjoy the book because of this?
colport 20:17
#ukedchat

ICTtower 20:17 Was going to suggest reading does not have to mean books but if fam
cant afford a book then digital access is unlikely too #ukedchat

philallman1 20:18 I think it is sad that once again we are showing far more knowl. than the
policymakers. Research seems to be a dirty word at mo #ukedchat

colport 20:18 Are the main sufferers in the book scheme cuts likely to be the authors
and publishers who will not get easy money? #ukedchat
#ukedchat Books were selected by publishers who also donated huge
bartoneducation 20:18
sums (up to £56m over 10 years I heard).

LibWithAttitude 20:18 Not just about Booked Up etc though - so many public libraries facing
closure - which obviously makes sense during hard times! #ukedchat

AntHeald 20:18 Discussed earlier with (primary head) wife - she felt money would be best
channeled through schools who know kids. #ukedchat
@colport S'OK - have seen this argument used on several blog comments
The_Librain 20:18
today! #ukedchat
Bascially every school shld have a well-stocked library staffed with
The_Librain 20:19
experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat
@AntHeald Agreed! Some schools may wish to boost their library
informed_edu 20:19 borrowing, others could maintain book giveaways and see what works.
#ukedchat

AntHeald 20:19 It did seem kind of wasteful that we - with house full of books - got given
books + fancy packaging /box / bag. #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:19 @AntHeald Which would be fab if it could but unless it is ringfenced
would it really be used on books and reading? #ukedchat

ICTtower 20:19 Tnks for exp. RT @bartoneducation #ukedchat Bookstart gave a book (or
in some cases up to 3) to parents at their first development check.

LibWithAttitude 20:20 RT @The_Librain: Bascially every school shld have a well-stocked library
staffed with experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat - hear hear

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AntHeald 20:20 @NickiA10 Of course - I understand that there would be admin issues. &
in any case that option doesn't seem up for grabs #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:20 @NickiA10 Take your point about how many will be left but at the
moment most secondaries do have a librarian #ukedchat
@The_Librain This doesn't have to be expensive, with willing parents to
colport 20:20
support it #ukedchat
gwynethjones 20:21
I'm loving your #ukedchat is there a UK school library chat?
RT @NickiA10: @LibWithAttitude Diff between secs and prims! #sad
NickiA10 20:21
#ukedchat
#ukedchat Surely better for children to have encountered a book before
bartoneducation 20:21
they arrive at school?

colport 20:21 Having said that, you cannot beat the feeling of having a *new* book in
your hand. Even from the library #ukedchat
Am Christmas shopping at moment, bought friends kids books! They love
ICTtower 20:21
reading at bedtime #ukedchat

philallman1 20:21 @informed_edu @AntHeald ring fencing wont be there - how do you
identify 1 book per child from a budget that is stretched. #ukedchat
@colport How many authors though got their chance through this
NickiA10 20:21 scheme? So poss not just a cutback for kids + fams but some1s life!
#ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:22 @NickiA10 Very very sad - Primaries should have a librarian too but I
know this is rarely the case...... #ukedchat

philallman1 20:22 RT @colport: RT @bartoneducation: #ukedchat Surely better 4 children 2


have enc a book before they arrive at skool? <Ideal world< ESSENTIAL!
@gwynethjones Not that I am aware. I don't think there are too many
colport 20:22
around, especially on twitter #ukedchat
@AntHeald No just a case for another cut but can give £7b to Ireland and
NickiA10 20:22
cut in lots of things! #ukedchat

The_Librain 20:22 @colport Problem is that some parents wld not support - have experience
of working in schools where parents *discourage* reading! #ukedchat

informed_edu 20:22 @philallman1 Surely that is what good governance is all about? I'd rather
trust the schools to do it properly than impose rules. #ukedchat

colport 20:22 RT @bartoneducation: #ukedchat Surely better for children to have


encountered a book before they arrive at school? <Ideal world

philallman1 20:22 RT @The_Librain: Bascially every skool shld have a well-stocked library
staffed w/ exp librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat - utopia not I'm afraid

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philallman1 20:23 @informed_edu no HT's lead schs, govs role not that deep into curricular
issues of which this is one. Gov bodies vary greatly too! #ukedchat
RT @LibWithAttitude: RT @The_Librain: Bascially every school shld have a
HappyTeacherLA 20:23 well-stocked library staffed with experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat -
hear hear
@libwithattitude Don't think that most secondaries do have librarian even
The_Librain 20:23
now, sadly #ukedchat

colport 20:23 @The_Librain Ouch...that is scary. Maybe we need to target parents


enjoyment of reading before the children? #ukedchat
@LibWithAttitude Many prims just can't afford it or some1 has to double
NickiA10 20:23
up. #ukedchat
#ukedchat #bookstart. Suggest that anyone interested or with an opinion
bartoneducation 20:23
about this. http://bit.ly/fiOWU1
@LibWithAttitude School Lib service does that but have 2 pay into it. Not
NickiA10 20:24
ideal and again costly. #ukedchat

The_Librain 20:24 @gwynethjones Maybe we shld start one - although most school libs
seem to use other means rather than twitter! #ukedchat
@The_Librain More do than primary though , & think more do than don't?
LibWithAttitude 20:24
#ukedchat
colport 20:24
@LibWithAttitude Good point, there are ways around it #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:24 @NickiA10 ...could arrange to have librarian 1 day week in group with
other primaries? reading promotion & book selection crucial #ukedchat
informed_edu 20:25
@LibWithAttitude could group together with secondaries too? #ukedchat

The_Librain 20:25 @colport There are loads of us on twitter! We communicate with


colleagues around teh world & from different sectors #ukedchat
colport 20:25 @philallman1 And herein lies the issue. #ukedchat

dailydenouement 20:25 Ours is staffed by a TA. RT @The_Librain: @libwithattitude Don't think


that most secondaries do have librarian even now, sadly #ukedchat
informed_edu 20:25
@philallman1 Sorry I meant governance including HTs. #ukedchat
mosquitomax 20:25 Do your schools use the "book bus" ? #ukedchat
RT @LibWithAttitude: RT @The_Librain: Bascially every school shld have a
NickiA10 20:25 well-stocked library staffed with experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat -
hear hear

philallman1 20:25 RT @colport: @The_Librain Ouch...that is scary. mayB we need 2 target


parents enjoyment of reading before the children? #ukedchat< with wht?

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AntHeald 20:25 @NickiA10 Yes. I'm not arguing for cut per se, but can see how it's difficult
to make the case for scattergun approach of scheme #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:26 @NickiA10 Not many schl lib services left & I agree is costly, private
arrangements prob cheaper. Again not ideal but something! #ukedchat
I'm on a train on my phone but determined to join in! Passionately
dailydenouement 20:26 committed to Booked Up. My Year 7s get so excited about books!
#ukedchat
@LibWithAttitude @nickia10 #ukedchat I don't know of any primaries
LouiW 20:26
with a librarian.
colport 20:26 @The_Librain School librarians? In the UK? #ukedchat

headteacher01 20:27 The £13 million from the govt attracted 4x that amount from publishers
to provide the books, schools cannot replicate that on own #ukedchat

philallman1 20:27 @LibWithAttitude schl lib serv will go as part of council cost savings. The
infrastructure to absorb this won't be there! #ukedchat

nickjamesuk 20:27 RT @iteachyear4: Maybe the FA could stump up the cash for Bookstart
seeing as they spent more on not getting the world cup #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:27 @AntHeald Yes it has 2 b improved but cutting completely is not that way.
Give it 2 schools yes but if that case ringfence it. #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:28 @informed_edu Yes although I think Sec need full time librarian to run
library properly - s/be focal point of learning & teach #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:28 @LibWithAttitude Then comes issue of collaboration w/ other schools.


dont get me wrong I agree w/ u but making it work w/ no $$? #ukedchat
dailydenouement 20:28
I like the idea of a book bus! And also a shared librarian. #ukedchat

bartoneducation 20:28 #ukedchat Print cost for 610,000 picture books would be approximately
£500k. Distribute through health visitors. #bookstart2
@colport Yes, quite of few of us on Twitter - active group sharing info
The_Librain 20:28
across the world :) #ukedchat

informed_edu 20:28 Off christmas shopping now, but good ideas. This is saveable in a more
targeted, cheaper form, I think. #ukedchat
RT @dailydenouement: Many of my pupils say their free Booked Up book
colport 20:29 is the only book they've had in the past few years. Such a shame scheme
is going. #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:29 @bartoneducation + they are cutting it 4 what? 500K? Hmmmm....


#ukedchat Do the gov know what they are doing?

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dailydenouement 20:29 Many of my pupils say their free Booked Up book is the only book they've
had in the past few years. Such a shame scheme is going. #ukedchat

philallman1 20:29 RT @dailydenouement: I like the idea of a book bus! And also a shared
librarian. #ukedchat< do u have a spare bus knocking around? Means £'s
Perhaps main fight shld be to save your Schools Library Service (if you
The_Librain 20:29
have one) #ukedchat

colport 20:29 Like the gvt back-tracked with school sports, do you think that if we
pressure gvt/Gove/MP's, this decision could be reversed? #ukedchat
@LouiW Last years School Librarian of the Year was from a primary ;0)
LibWithAttitude 20:29
#ukedchat

NickiA10 20:30 RT @LouiW: #ukedchat when I enthuse about a book and read aloud, my
class are so keen. Perhaps we need to look at reading more to classes
The_Librain 20:30
@libwithattitude Totally agree - as you wld expect! #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:30 @NickiA10 Collaboration issue a bigger problem - at very least involve a
librarian in stocking the library - specialist knowledge #ukedchat
mosquitomax 20:30 @philallman1 http://bit.ly/i4hQMW #ukedchat

philallman1 20:30 @colport It is £13m. If targetted it might only cost £7m. Really is an
appallingly myopic view of scheme #ukedchat

LouiW 20:30 #ukedchat when I enthuse about a book and read aloud, my class are so
keen. Perhaps we need to look at reading more to classes
Any NI teacher out there know if wikispaces sites are blocked by C2Kni?
dmchugh675 20:31
#ukedchat

iteachyear4 20:31 I try to spend 5/10min at the end of most days reading to my class as it
may be the only time some of them are read a story to #ukedchat
philallman1 20:31
@mosquitomax can't see it catching on myself! #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:31 @LouiW YES!! I think we have lost the art of reading aloud to kids, should
do it in sec as well as primary is so very powerful #ukedchat
LouiW 20:31
@LibWithAttitude #ukedchat how fab. We couldn't afford one!
@LibWithAttitude doesn't overcome reading for pleasure at home
philallman1 20:32
though! #ukedchat
@NickiA10 @bartoneducation key question , what does the govt hope to
headteacher01 20:32
achieve by this? #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:32 @LibWithAttitude It certainly is + not an easy 1 2 get arnd. CPD another
issue, training staff who do many other things, no money! #ukedchat

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LibWithAttitude 20:32 @LouiW yes that will be the case most of the time - but a couple of days a
term might be do able & would help a little #ukedchat

missbrownsword 20:32 RT @colport: RT @Joga5 Blog post on Book Trust cuts #ukedchat Please
RT and please contact your MP to protest http://tinyurl.com/2erhkcr
RT @colport: Like the gvt back-tracked with school sports, do you think
dailydenouement 20:32 that if we pressure gvt/Gove/MP's, this decision could be reversed?
#ukedchat

The_Librain 20:32 Problem with targetting book gifting is how exactly? As said before, have
experience that many M/C kids also don't have own books #ukedchat

colport 20:32 RT @Joga5 Blog post on Book Trust cuts #ukedchat Please RT and please
contact your MP to protest http://tinyurl.com/2erhkcr

dailydenouement 20:32 @philallman1 Someone mentioned a bookbus... Alas I don't have a spare
bus lying around, more's the pity! #ukedchat
@LibWithAttitude My year 11s love being read to! I do a mean Atticus
dailydenouement 20:33
Finch :) #ukedchat
@headteacher01 It appears like most of other cuts, widening barrier
NickiA10 20:33
between social classes! #ukedchat

NickyNewbury 20:33 #ukedchat Reading aloud to children irrespective of age is vital. How many
chn do you know that don't have stories read at home to them?
RT @headteacher01: @NickiA10 @bartoneducation key question , what
philallman1 20:33 does the govt hope to achieve by this? #ukedchat<£ saving - false
economy

AntHeald 20:33 RT @headteacher01:£13mill from govt attracted 4x that from publishers


schools cannot replicate that on own #ukedchat <-didn't know that

The_Librain 20:34 @philallman1 Agree that big sticking point - feeling that has got worse in
recently. More kids saying never been read to at home #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:34 @philallman1 No it doesn't but if children are read to & encouraged at
schl more likely 2 go home & ask for books! #ukedchat

philallman1 20:34 RT @NickiA10: @headteacher01 It appears like most of other cuts,


widening barrier between social classes! #ukedchat< what she said!
colport 20:35 @Natty08 Advisers #ukedchat

The_Librain 20:35 @nickynewbury Loads - talk to kids about this often - many look shocked
at idea their parents might have read to them...ever! #ukedchat

missbrownsword 20:35 my Y6s the same RT @colport: @nickynewbury I teach Yr 2, and you can
see clear enjoyment/anticipation in faces when being read to #ukedchat

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LibWithAttitude 20:35 @dailydenouement Exactly - never 2 old to enjoy being read to. Can make
good use of audio books too, have them playing in backgrd #ukedchat
@colport @nickynewbury But that having a book in ur hand + reading to
NickiA10 20:35
self is in danger. #ukedchat

DianneSpencer 20:35 #ukedchat Think some of you are missing the big picture. If kids can't read
early they will have to stay at school for longer. #govesplan

Natty08 20:35 #ukedchat what is going on in Gove's head? I would love to know where
all these cuts in education is going? Lots of academies?
My reception is patchy on the train so I might have to come back to
dailydenouement 20:35
archive later. #ukedchat
LouiW 20:35 @iteachyear4 #ukedchat Me too, y5/6, they love it!
@LibWithAttitude which parents won't/can't buy. This kickstarts the
philallman1 20:35
process #ukedchat

colport 20:35 @nickynewbury I teach Year 2, and you can see the clear
enjoyment/anticipation in their faces when being read to #ukedchat
With the advent of AR books too-there is a real chance to really get
iteachyear4 20:36
children excited about books again.#ukedchat

dmchugh675 20:36 RT @NickiA10: @headteacher01 It appears like most of other cuts,


widening barrier between social classes! #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:36 @philallman1 It does of course & I am disgusted at the cessation of


funding - so much value in these schemes #ukedchat
@DianneSpencer Or drop out, and then go onto benefits. It's all a false
colport 20:36
economy #ukedchat

AntHeald 20:36 Agree re value of reading aloud in class. I do it a lot & kids seem to enjoy
it. It's a skill not all have, I've noticed though #ukedchat
RT @DianneSpencer: #ukedchat Think some of you are missing the big
NickiA10 20:36 picture. If kids can't read early they will have to stay at school for longer.
#govesplan

philallman1 20:36 RT @dailydenouement: My reception is patchy on the train so I might


have 2 come back 2 archive l8r. #ukedchat< a bit lk current ed policy

NickiA10 20:37 @NickiA10 @DianneSpencer + if they don't get opportunity to have books
+ exp them then won't want to read. #ukedchat
@NickiA10 It is also partly a skill that needs to be taught, and modelled.
colport 20:37
#ukedchat

philallman1 20:37 @Natty08 redirected 2 fund free skool programme. It need not B lk ths &
if we truly believed it had 2 we'd agree but we dont #ukedchat

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colport 20:38 RT @Joga5: @DianneSpencer I think it is something to do with synthetic
phonics and not giving nondecodable texts out to young chi #ukedchat

LouiW 20:38 @nickynewbury #ukedchat loads of ours don't. We have done loads of
work trying to get our EAL chn to be read to

iteachyear4 20:38 @colport Sorry yeah, AR = Augmented Reality. I can see so much potential
to bridge gap between screen and page #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:38 RT @colport: It is also partly a skill that needs to be taught, and modelled.
#ukedchat < most certainly, like most things need 2 b learnt
@DianneSpencer still be able to read The Sun though when they are
philallman1 20:38
implored to vote Conservative #ukedchat
RT @helenmew: Universal schemes usually much cheaper than targeted.
itsmotherswork 20:38 Affluent/book-y parents cd always donate to school or children's centre?
#ukedchat

leeandrewdunn 20:38 RT @colport: RT @Joga5 Blog post on Book Trust cuts #ukedchat Please
RT and please contact your MP to protest http://tinyurl.com/2erhkcr

headteacher01 20:38 RT @Natty08: #ukedchat what is going on in Gove's head? I would love to
know where all these cuts in education is going? Lots of academies?

helenmew 20:38 Universal schemes usually much cheaper than targeted. Affluent/book-y
parents cd always donate to school or children's centre? #ukedchat
RT @DianneSpencer: #ukedchat Think some of you are missing the big
itsmotherswork 20:38 picture. If kids can't read early they will have to stay at school for longer.
#govesplan
colport 20:38 @iteachyear4 Augmented Reality? #ukedchat
RT @helenmew: Universal schemes usually much cheaper than targeted.
AntHeald 20:39 Affluent/book-y parents cd always donate to school or children's centre?
#ukedchat

iteachyear4 20:39 RT @bartoneducation: @iteachyear4 #Ukedchat. An of course doing AR


eBooks could also be cheaper! <-Exactly!!!

dmchugh675 20:39 The vast majority of my A-level students will freely admit that they never
read for pleasure...and it shows when they write. #ukedchat
My Y5's love being read to, a chance to connect with them is essential
NickyNewbury 20:39
#ukedchat

nickjamesuk 20:39 @iteachyear4 I really hope you're right about that. We are using the ar
scheme, and it has generated interest #ukedchat
The_Librain 20:39
Also essential, enthusiastic collaborative teachers! #ukedchat

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LibWithAttitude 20:39 @DianneSpencer Granted but then they won't want to read & be inspired
to if they have no access to books #ukedchat
@iteachyear4 #Ukedchat. An of course doing AR eBooks could also be
bartoneducation 20:39
cheaper!

The_Librain 20:39 I can get kids excited about books by having time to work with them + my
knowledge of kidlit + well stocked library! #ukedchat

colport 20:40 @dmchugh675 So the book scheme has really been a waste of money
then, and the cut is a good saving #ukedchat

philallman1 20:40 RT @colport: @helenmew sry, the media impression is of a partial back
track re sport funding #ukedchat< Michael 'Paul Daniels' Gove

iteachyear4 20:40 @nickjamesuk That's great. Spending next week looking into it a lot more
as think there is a whole world I don't know about yet! #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:40 @iteachyear4 Hmmm problem is money again though - affording the kit
to show the kids AR books etc , I think they're great but... #ukedchat
#ukedchat. Cutting the booktrust programmes is the biggest mistake
bartoneducation 20:40 they've made so far. @NickiA10 Sorry, meant the government bit
clueless.
@helenmew Sorry, the media impression is of a partial back track re sport
colport 20:40
funding #ukedchat

iteachyear4 20:41 @LibWithAttitude True-but in schools there is no excuse. There 'was' a


good enough ICT budget for school to have invested already #ukedchat

colport 20:41 RT @DianneSpencer: Just wonderin' y'know. How many tweeps on twitter
do read books themselves? Apart from school stuff? #ukedchat <Guilty!

AntHeald 20:41 @dmchugh675 Re. A-level kids: sad but true - my experience also. Even
most Lit students don't read significantly beyond course #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:41 @bartoneducation They most certainly are! How many of them came
from backgrounds without books? #ukedchat

colport 20:42 @DianneSpencer Apart from reading twitter/e-mails! I do manage books


during holidays though - Time issue #ukedchat

Minimorticia 20:42 Here here "@The_Librain: Bascially every school shld have a well-stocked
library staffed with experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat"

LibWithAttitude 20:42 @nickjamesuk Do you mean Acc Reader? can be very powerful if used in
the right way & not too prescriptive #ukedchat

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@colport not been running long enough to extrapolate that for A level
philallman1 20:42
studs #ukedchat
@iteachyear4 @colport example of both screen & page RT @kurakura
duckinwales 20:43 (亀山) #AR Engine (4 stroke) http://bit.ly/g5SGsC #ukedchat love in
library!

LibWithAttitude 20:43 @iteachyear4 Hmmm but how much of that ICT budget would go to
reading promotion I wonder? sorry if I'm being too cynical #ukedchat
LouiW 20:43
@orunner @joga5 #ukedchat I used to try to read ITA books at library!!!

philallman1 20:43 @colport I lost ability to rd for pleasure cos of sch admin. Found it again
by reading Anthony Horowitz! #ukedchat
RT @ssat: RT @sarahditum: I've written for @commentisfree why the
EntVillage 20:43 axing of funding for @booktrust is a disgrace http://ow.ly/3tHw8
#ukedchat

headteacher01 20:43 @colport @helenmew so do we allow this scheme to quietly disappear?


Or do we make a noise about it? #ukedchat

iteachyear4 20:43 @DianneSpencer I suppose I only read when I'm reading to Amelie. Never
read a book for myself-again, time is an issue! #ukedchat
@iteachyear4 I'm piloting it for our group of schools, let me know if you
nickjamesuk 20:43
have any questions. #ukedchat

bartoneducation 20:43 #ukedchat @NickiA10 Not sure the Coaltion Government have met that
many people who would have benefitted most from #bookstart.
@colport I read tons - kid lit, YA lit, adult etc - but then I'm a librarian!
The_Librain 20:43
#ukedchat
RT @colport: RT @DianneSpencer: Just wonderin' y'know. How many
NickiA10 20:43 tweeps read books themselves? Apart from skool stuff? #ukedchat
<Guilty! <me
missbrownsword 20:44
@DianneSpencer I read A LOT and so do my kids #ukedchat

colport 20:44 @Orlama @headteacher01 @philallman1 I do read books meant for kids,
which I get pleasure out of #ukedchat

tracyann143 20:44 #ukedchat Accelerated reader (AR) has encouraged reading at my school
and reading age tests show massive impact. Funding cuts put at risk.
RT @bartoneducation: #ukedchat @NickiA10 Not sure the Coaltion
philallman1 20:44 Government have met that many ppl who wld hve benefited most from
#bookstart.
colport 20:45
@dmchugh675 (SShh, I am playing devils advocate ;-)) #ukedchat
@dmchugh675 #ukedchat far too reasoned a concl to come to with this
philallman1 20:45
govt! #ukedchat ;)

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helenmew 20:45 Do Gove, Cameron + co realise that not every child has family money,
education-focused aspirational parents or is read to at home? #ukedchat

dmchugh675 20:45 @colport not sure how you arrive at that conclusion. Making books
available at a young age should help foster good habits. #ukedchat
@LibWithAttitude Only thing that would need to be invested in was
iteachyear4 20:45 machines with webcams. Can see where you're coming from though.
#ukedchat

DianneSpencer 20:46 I read avidly. I'm a dinosaur. But many of the tweeps I know tell me they
don't read anything much longer than a blog post. #ukedchat
@helenmew Yes I'm afraid they do and still the policies just keep coming.
philallman1 20:46
#ukedchat
It was a girl who turned me to books at University.... haven't looked back
tonycassidy 20:46
#ukedchat

Orlama 20:46 We need ppl in senior management roles 2 take a lead & make reading
central 2 skool life, raising interests & pleasure in reading #ukedchat

dmchugh675 20:46 Buying books is the last thing on the mind of a family struggling on
benefits and dealing with rising heating bills etc. #ukedchat

dughall 20:46 @DianneSpencer I have to confess, my reading of *books* has diminished


since I discovered Twitter. I still do read 4 pleasure tho' #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:46 @DianneSpencer Yep I read all the time - mainly young adult titles too,
need to be able to talk to kids abt books they'd enjoy #ukedchat
I was lucky to have a mother who listened to me read everyday, but never
tonycassidy 20:46
loved books #ukedchat
dmchugh675 20:47 @colport and you do it so well lol #ukedchat
@DianneSpencer I love to read! I would read all day everyday if I was
Natty08 20:47
allowed! #ukedchat

tracyann143 20:47 #ukedchat Children look like losing access to real books all round. Most
parents where I teach are unlikely to buy. What role for E-books?
@tonycassidy My Uni lecturer got me into books, but time to read is my
colport 20:47
main issue now #ukedchat
#ukedchat Xmas thinking plan has got to be to save #bookstart. Its not
bartoneducation 20:47
that much cash comparatively.
Children need to be given books from birth aged 4 in school is 4 years
Natty08 20:47
wasted #ukedchat
#ukedchat I don't read as much as I like but I can still instill a love of the
NickyNewbury 20:48
written word to the chn I teach.
@Natty08 When that happens in my classroom, I change the books
colport 20:48
available for them #ukedchat

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@philallman1 @colport still read every night- I manage a book a week, I
tonycassidy 20:48
love them... #ukedchat
@duckinwales Thanks for sharing that - I want to things like that!! #AR
iteachyear4 20:48
#ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:48 @tracyann143 Yes that's a real prob people don't understand that reading
prom has a clear impact on results #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:48 @DianneSpencer Most of my edu friends read avidly. Up 2 schools to


ensure that reading is main focus, reading times. #ukedchat

Natty08 20:48 It upsets me that children cannot sustain quiet reading for 10 minutes as
they have no love of books and find it boring #ukedchat

bartoneducation 20:48 #ukedchat #bookstart. If you have seen and read 1 book at least you be
informed about whether you choose to read or now. Essential.

tonycassidy 20:48 We have 'core time' each day for fifteen minutes, all students are
expected to read (11-16), not sure about compulsion though #ukedchat

colport 20:48 @DianneSpencer And, as educators, we should model good reading within
the school setting. How many teachers do this/build time? #ukedchat

The_Librain 20:48 RT @orlama: We need ppl in SMT roles 2 take a lead & make reading
central 2 skool life, raising interests & pleasure in reading #ukedchat

DianneSpencer 20:49 #ukedchat IMO children are so stimulated by other media that they find it
hard to be stimulated by books. Not impossible. Just hard.

missbrownsword 20:49 i make my class read at the beginning of their literacy lesson, all of them,
in silence for 10 mins, every day #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:49 Reading times in school, foster good habits where all read inc staff, shown
2 imp standards + pleasure of reading. #ukedchat

The_Librain 20:49 @tracyann143 At moment ebooks too expensive - also need kit to read
them on. Not yet ready for kids picture books. Will come tho #ukedchat

philallman1 20:50 #ukedchat 2 clear issues hre. rdg in schls & rdg @ home. We cn & do R bit -
wht abt home thn if ths scheme is 2 go or B scaled bk?

NickiA10 20:50 RT @tonycassidy: @philallman1 @colport still read every nite- I manage a
book a week, I luv them... #ukedchat <own kids do, class do, luv it
#ukedchat. Another great Bookstart website.
bartoneducation 20:50
http://www.bookstart.org.uk/Home

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iteachyear4 20:50 We have 30min guided reading every day - last term I gave them chance
to do independent reading-they loved it! #ukedchat

LouiW 20:50 @DianneSpencer #ukedchat I buy books for my class from charity shops,
have loads. Chn 'borrow' my books and discuss them. All old Favs,
@DianneSpencer Good point....other media does not require as much
colport 20:50
effort #ukedchat
RT @helenmew: Do Gove, Cameron realise not every child has family
LibWithAttitude 20:50 money, education-focused asp prents / is read to at home? #ukedchat -
NO!

dughall 20:50 @LibWithAttitude I, too would read loads of fiction aimed at kids in my
class. Allowed me to recommend to my class and parents. #ukedchat
I think we all have to model reading within our lessons whatever subject-
tonycassidy 20:50
often use literature #ukedchat

Natty08 20:50 @colport even when they go to the library and take a book they cannot
sustain! Their choice of book! #ukedchat

bartoneducation 20:51 #ukedchat #bookstart Bottom line is this Coalition aren't about 'everyone'
they are about 'sharp-elbowed' middle classes. (Camerons et al)
@dmchugh675 It is & so that's why we need Booked Up etc - just makes
LibWithAttitude 20:51
sense doesn't it ;0) #ukedchat

iteachyear4 20:51 @philallman1 I think as teachers we have to get enthusiasm for reading so
that at home they want to read for themselves #ukedchat

LouiW 20:51 @DianneSpencer #ukedchat..... Famous five, faraway tree, midnight fox,
as well as modern ones too, they love it when I bring in 'new' ones

The_Librain 20:51 Reading books aids concentration - apart from other benefits. This must
help with rest of curriculum. Essential brain exercise! #ukedchat
philallman1 20:51
@LibWithAttitude you're too generous there! #ukedchat #imacynic

ukedchat 20:51 10 minutes remain for this #ukedchat - If not happy about withdrawal of
book funding, what can we (as educators) do about it?

Orlama 20:51 @Natty08 I think that they need training & seeing adults sitting dn w/
them & reading at the same time Do U remember REIC #ukedchat

dmchugh675 20:51 @AntHeald it's sole destroying,...reading is not immediate enough for
today's students. It is a big issue which needs remedying. #ukedchat

tracyann143 20:52 @The_Librain We were considering small number of kindles with different
books on to loan to students who do not engage. #ukedchat

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#ukedchat How many of us have written/emailed mps to highlight this
NickiA10 20:52
issue?
RT @bartoneducation: #ukedchat @NickiA10 Not sure the Coaltion
swannisgod 20:52 Government have met that many people who would have benefitted
most from #bookstart.

LibWithAttitude 20:53 @DianneSpencer U have a point but are ways of integrating the two -
showing book trailers for example, using minicams 4 reviews #ukedchat
colport 20:53
@NickiA10 My MP is an ex-teacher, and LibDem! #ukedchat
RT @philallman1: RT @NickiA10: #ukedchat How many of us have
tracyann143 20:53 written/emailed mps to highlight this issue?< me to both constituency and
school mp!
@philallman1 @colport she embarrassed me when I said I didn't read...
tonycassidy 20:53
#ukedchat

NickiA10 20:53 RT @bartoneducation: #ukedchat Coalition aren't about 'everyone' they


are about 'sharp-elbowed' middle classes. < it sadly appears like tht

philallman1 20:53 RT @NickiA10: #ukedchat How many of us have written/emailed mps to


highlight this issue?< me to both constituency and school mp!

bartoneducation 20:53 #ukedchat. How to solve problem. Continue to provide the passing on
service to schools, speak to local publishers and do on local level?
RT @bartoneducation: #ukedchat #bookstart Bottom line is this Coalition
AntHeald 20:53 aren't about 'everyone' they are about 'sharp-elbowed' middle classes.
(Camerons et al)

Natty08 20:53 @Orlama I still do ERIC time - it is painful! They cannot sustain it! Next
topic is books I hope this helps! #ukedchat
colport 20:54
@philallman1 I think he is a bit embarrassed at the moment #ukedchat

JohnEdginton 20:54 RT @philallman1: RT @colport: @NickiA10 My MP is an ex-teacher, and


LibDem! #ukedchat< has he found his vertebrae yet?
@philallman1 @headteacher01 @colport We definitely fight. In total 3
helenmew 20:54 #bookgifting schemes cost only £13m. SO simple + SO important
#ukedchat

NickiA10 20:54 @swannisgod @bartoneducation Too many come from good backgrounds
+ never had to worry about getting hold of a book! #ukedchat
My secondary gets an author in to talk to yr 7. Perhaps primaries should
mosquitomax 20:54
look to do the same? #ukedchat
#ukedchat Create a series of books and give first one away free
bartoneducation 20:54 #bookstart. Sell the rest (cheaply) and then use cash to provide free
books.

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RT @colport: @NickiA10 My MP is an ex-teacher, and LibDem!
philallman1 20:54
#ukedchat< has he found his vertebrae yet?

missbrownsword 20:55 RT @LibWithAttitude: RT @NickiA10: #ukedchat How many of us have


written/emailed mps to highlight this issue? - think we all should
@colport Is he listening then? #ukedchat Mine doesn't appear to be
NickiA10 20:55
listening.

LibWithAttitude 20:55 RT @NickiA10: #ukedchat How many of us have written/emailed mps to


highlight this issue? - think we all should
@LibWithAttitude Agree. I think this govt is totally out of touch with the
dmchugh675 20:55
poorest section of society. #ukedchat

tracyann143 20:55 @philallman1 @nickia10 I have written to local MP, Gove and Clegg.
Won't hold my breath for a response though. #ukedchat
RT @helenmew @headteacher01 @colport We definitely fight. In total 3
philallman1 20:55 #bookgifting schemes cost only £13m. SO simple + SO important
#ukedchat
RT @colport: @NickiA10 I don't give up that easily :-) #ukedchat< me
philallman1 20:56
neither

ianaddison 20:56 #ukedchat I'm not a big reader at all but I know the power of it within the
class. E-books are a good way to hook boys especially

NickiA10 20:56 RT @LibWithAttitude: #ukedchat How many of us have written/emailed


mps to highlight this issue? - think we all should <encourage more to

RT @helenmew: @philallman1 @headteacher01 @colport We definitely


headteacher01 20:56
fight. In total 3 #bookgifting schemes cost only £13m. SO simple + SO
important #ukedchat

tonycassidy 20:56 Let's be gentle with socio-economic arguments, I've taught many kids
from challenging backgrounds who are well read, #ukedchat

philallman1 20:56 @dmchugh675 biggest issue is that it isn't Tory Govt but coalition - one
that is supposed to have more of a conscience than at mo #ukedchat
@missbrownsword @LibWithAttitude @NickiA10 Writing to my MP
iteachyear4 20:56
now!!! #ukedchat
colport 20:56 @NickiA10 I don't give up that easily :-) #ukedchat
RT @missbrownsword: @tonycassidy me too, and vice versa #ukedchat<
philallman1 20:57
why whole scheme is so important!

colport 20:57 @ianaddison That is why I question the books versus reading argument.
As long as ch are reading...does it have to be paper based? #ukedchat
tonycassidy 20:57
RT @missbrownsword: @tonycassidy me too, and vice versa #ukedchat
missbrownsword 20:57 @tonycassidy me too, and vice versa #ukedchat

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#ukedchat Books could be passed on from Year 1 to Reception children at
bartoneducation 20:57
beginning of year.
@colport Good to hear. Own kids have written to mp. No reply as yet.
NickiA10 20:57
#ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 20:57 @mosquitomax Access to authors wonderful but also very pricy! some
now doing virtual visits which can save money #ukedchat

AntHeald 20:58 Is there an evidence base for value of bookgifting schemes to support
lobbying? Other countries? #ukedchat
As a final word from me, perhaps we should get pupils to write to local
colport 20:58
MP's.Gove etc about this? #ukedchat

bartoneducation 20:58 #ukedchat #bookstart. Google Wendy Cooling - she's been massively
involved and is an inspiration. She might have some ideas.

mosquitomax 20:58 #ukedchat If author turns up with books to sell to kids, could it pay for
itself? Do kids want to take home the book they looked at?
@bartoneducation But how to get books into home? That won't solve
NickiA10 20:58
issue of books at home! #ukedchat

ianaddison 20:58 #ukedchat in my opinion and with some of the ch i've worked with, if they
read, great. Websites, footie reports, comics, just enjoy reading!
@tonycassidy point taken however this is a cut which will affect the
dmchugh675 20:59
poorest hardest. #ukedchat
RT @tracyann143: #ukedchat Accelerated reader (AR) has encouraged
Jacqs3280 20:59 reading at my school and reading age tests show massive impact. Funding
cuts put at risk.

ianaddison 20:59 #ukedchat to get an author in we had to club together with 6 other
schools and then only 20 of ours could attend. pointless.

LibWithAttitude 20:59 @mosquitomax authors charge fee & sell books 2 many families can't
afford to buy the book, which is where schl lib comes in #ukedchat

NickiA10 20:59 @colport @ianaddison No but how to get ICT into home to encourage
home reading even if not paper based! #ukedchat

tonycassidy 20:59 @philallman1 @missbrownsword come to this late, and not particularly
informed, but is there evidence of the impact of the scheme #ukedchat
@tonycassidy THere have been some studies. Think evidence could be
bartoneducation 21:00
here: http://bit.ly/Dx27k #ukedchat

NickiA10 21:00 RT @colport: As a final word from me, perhaps we should get pupils to
write to local MP's.Gove etc about this? #ukedchat < own kids too
@The_Librain Will do. Thanks. Pleased with my first #ukedchat. Must
tracyann143 21:00
make it a weekly diary date.

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The_Librain 21:00 @colport No, just as long as kids can get sustained reading experience &
same things - up-to-date kid & YA lit - expense #ukedchat

bartoneducation 21:00 #ukedchat. Healthvisitors give out books at 9month check. Reception
Teachers on Day 1 and Year 7 tutors on Day 1 secondary school.
Wow 9pm already! Thanks for hosting @colport as ever zoomed by and
philallman1 21:01
lots of great ideas #ukedchat
#ukedchat in case you missed it, Teachmeet bett is live:
ianaddison 21:01
http://bit.ly/tmbett2011

headteacher01 21:01 We need to have a greater understanding of why this scheme has been
identified to be cut. What chances of being told? #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 21:01 @robsteadman Yes it does make a diff - but needs to be followed up more
by schls - with AR quizzes, discussions etc #ukedchat

iteachyear4 21:01 @NickiA10 @colport A nice piece of argumentative writing for the
children - writing with a purpose! #ukedchat
@DianneSpencer Maybe Gove is just ahead of the game!!!!! LOL
colport 21:01
#ukedchat
Orlama 21:01 @colport Real purpose and audience #ukedchat

camaxwell 21:01 #ukedchat some argue that reading books improves writing skills, so does
watching movies make good directors & playing games good designers?
tonycassidy 21:01 @bartoneducation thank you #ukedchat

duckinwales 21:01 Graphic novels in our (adult) college > RT @ianaddison #ukedchat in my
opinion...if they read, great. Just enjoy reading!

chrisrat 21:02 PRT @bartoneducation #ukedchat Create a series of books and give first
one away free <-- that happens already...
#ukedchat definitely plan to get class to write to MP as well as my own
NickyNewbury 21:02
four lads.
#ukedchat - right, off to watch 300. Gwyliau Hapus / Happy Holidays
duckinwales 21:02
Tweeps http://flic.kr/p/945Njr

philallman1 21:02 RT @colport: @DianneSpencer Maybe Gove is just ahead of the game!!!!!
LOL #ukedchat< there's a joke in there somewhere - oh yes, gove ahead!
Goodness, it's gone 9pm. Thank you to all who took part in this special
colport 21:02
edition #ukedchat Happy Christmas
The_Librain 21:02 Thanks for my first #ukedchat - interesting indeed :)
#ukedchat Books could be passed on from Year 1 to Reception children at
GraceWMartinn 21:02
beginning of year. ?!
dmchugh675 21:03
@philallman1 as I said before ...if you lie down with dogs...;) #ukedchat

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dmchugh675 21:03
@philallman1 as I said before ...if you lie down with dogs...;) #ukedchat
NickiA10 21:03 @robsteadman But gets books in the home! #ukedchat
@dmchugh675 I understand the passion, but not sure on this one in the
tonycassidy 21:03
scheme of things #ukedchat

NickiA10 21:03 RT @colport: Goodness, it's gone 9pm. Thank you to all who took part in
this special edition #ukedchat Happy Christmas <Thanks for hosting!
RT @colport: @DianneSpencer Maybe Gove is just ahead of the game!!!!!
DianneSpencer 21:03
LOL #ukedchat >> ;0)
iteachyear4 21:04
@colport Thank you and happy Christmas to you all! #ukedchat

janwebb21 21:04 Sorry to have missed #ukedchat - been at music group practice - 5 new
songs for the crib service tomorrow! (cont) http://tl.gd/7ls4nk
NickyNewbury 21:04 #ukedchat thoughtful reflections, thanks all!

LibWithAttitude 21:04 Great discussion - think we should all be writing letters to MPs tomorrow!
happy Christmas all , lets keep up the pressure #ukedchat
LouiW 21:04
@colport #ukedchat my first one! thanks all! Merry Christmas all!!!!
tonycassidy 21:05 I'm still getting over that authors charge! #ukedchat
RT @helenmew: Do Gove, Cameron + co realise that not every child has
itsmotherswork 21:05 family money, education-focused aspirational parents or is read to at
home? #ukedchat

colport 21:05 Perhaps the scholastic book fairs within school should have heavily
discounted books to promote reading. Parents complain #ukedchat

colport 21:06 Will archive and summarise this #ukedchat tomorrow morning (yes,
Christmas Eve!), so you can keep tweeting away if you wish ;-)
@robsteadman @chrisrat @missbrownsword @libwithattitude Not
NickiA10 21:06 always great but must do something about ensuring kids get opps.
#ukedchat

philallman1 21:06 #ukedchat I know I'm biased but cutting chns education @ a time of
austerity seems totally misguided & myopic. They R the future arnt they?

missbrownsword 21:06 @robsteadman don't know much about the bit that happens in Y7 but my
kids still have their bookstart books they got as babies! #ukedchat
RT @helenmew: Do Gove, Cameron + co realise that not every child has
MuggersBuddle 21:06 family money, education-focused aspirational parents or is read to at
home? #ukedchat
#ukedchat Some great author resources at Scottish Booktrust
carolinebreyley 21:07
http://bit.ly/g58CJ1
philallman1 21:07 @headteacher01 not holding breath #ukedchat

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My first #ukedchat session using a macbook! Buttons were not where
colport 21:08
they should be :-s
@nickjamesuk Will do thanks. Where do you start to create the 'pop up'
iteachyear4 21:09
items? #ukedchat

colport 21:10 @nickynewbury I think some feel pressured. I have seen some parents
take the ISBN number to buy at amazon! #ukedchat

mosquitomax 21:10 #ukedchat are there decent comics for primary kids out there? The ones I
have seen come with a tonne of toys and gimmicks.
headteacher01 21:11
@philallman1 I know but we all get one christmas wish? #ukedchat
@colport good for you...I will be assembling a Peppa Pig Bike lol
dmchugh675 21:11
#ukedchat
Any N.I. teachers out there know if C2K block wikispaces? Please RT
dmchugh675 21:12
#ukedchat

chrisrat 21:12 @robsteadman @missbrownsword @libwithattitude @nickia10 it can't


all come down to stats! You don't fatten a pig by weighing it! #ukedchat
RT @Natty08: Children need to be given books from birth aged 4 in school
markhodges 21:12
is 4 years wasted #ukedchat

NickyNewbury 21:13 @colport #ukedchat we've used uniform that can be swapped or bought,
wouldn't it be great if we could do the same with bks? Swap shop style

colport 21:14 @nickynewbury We have book sale, where pupils donate their old (but
looked after) books for other pupils to buy a small cost #ukedchat
@chrisrat @robsteadman @missbrownsword @libwithattitude
philallman1 21:14 @nickia10< that requires looking @ research #againstcondemrules
#ukedchat
@colport I will suggest that in next smt meeting, liking the idea of
NickyNewbury 21:16
recycling, reusing etc #ukedchat

The_Librain 21:16 @tonycassidy Most kidlit & YAlit authors don't earn a great deal - would
you do school visits unpaid? Why shld they? #ukedchat
@nickynewbury @colport Book swaps great but if the kids don't have
LibWithAttitude 21:16
books in the first place .......;0) #ukedchat
@nickynewbury Funds raised go to school council to buy new books for
colport 21:17
library? #ukedchat

helenmew 21:17 For anyone still #ukedchat - ing you might want to follow @Booktrust
and/or @savebookstart if it has inspired you! #bookgifting
NickyNewbury 21:18 @philallman1 gallagher or fielding? #ukedchat
LibWithAttitude 21:18 @colport Yes brilliant idea ;0) #ukedchat
The_Librain 21:18 @nickynewbury That's called a "library" :) #ukedchat
philallman1 21:18 @colport #ukedchat yes!

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@NickiA10 @robsteadman @missbrownsword @libwithattitude I
chrisrat 21:19 disagree. There are some things you just should do! #bookstart
#ukedchat
@NickiA10 feeling fired up to make this happen, thanks tweeps!
NickyNewbury 21:19
#ukedchat

philallman1 21:19 RT @colport: @philallman1 NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO, deal, or no


deal ;-) back to bankers - curcular argument! #ukedchat
@chrisrat @NickiA10 @robsteadman @missbrownsword Ditto what
LibWithAttitude 21:20
Chris said = just do it! #ukedchat
@philallman1 It was the bankers who got us in this mess in the first place!
colport 21:20
#ukedchat

The_Librain 21:20 Used to have book swap box in last school library, also box in staffroom -
kids one was v popular. Can also do comic/mag swaps too #ukedchat

philallman1 21:21 @colport precisely my point! #ukedchat - hmmm - how about touting for
some goldman sachs bonuses to pay for this!

L_OS_Cymru 21:24 RT "@The_Librain: Bascially every school shld have a well-stocked library
staffed with experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat"

NickyNewbury 21:25 @The_Librain yes we're a prim, very limited lib too despite size of sch.
Good turnout to bk fairs so bk sales seem gd way frwd #ukedchat

tonycassidy 21:26 RT @L_OS_Cymru: RT "@The_Librain: Bascially every school shld have a


well-stocked library staffed with experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat"

NickyNewbury 21:27 @NickiA10 @philallman1 my allegiance to Amazon one click enables me


to take in all my lads old bks for my class to enjoy #ukedchat

philallman1 21:28 #ukedchat BREAKING NEWS My MP has just replied to my email abt
#bookstart! That's twice so quickly - if he wasn't a Tory...but he is :)

colport 21:28 Children in poverty 'as happy as more affluent classmates'


http://t.co/sa2X5WT via @guardian #ukedchat

itsmotherswork 21:30 RT @Natty08: Children need to be given books from birth aged 4 in school
is 4 years wasted #ukedchat <<Completely true.

dmchugh675 21:31 @tonycassidy I would bet there is a correlation between reading scores
and social class/income bracket (call it what you will) #ukedchat
colport 21:32 @philallman1 and his reaction? #ukedchat

philallman1 21:33 RT @colport: & his reaction? #ukedchat< he has read @joga5's blog &
news links but needs 2 investigate further b4 answering - fair enough!
tracyann143 21:34 @colport Thanks for hosting my first #ukedchat.

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colport 21:35 @infernaldepart Perhaps schools should focus on sharing children books
with parents (don't know how though), so they pass on #ukedchat
@philallman1 is there a way to condense #ukedchat and send our tweeps
NickyNewbury 21:35
too?

philallman1 21:36 RT @nickynewbury: @philallman1 is there a way to condense #ukedchat


and send our tweeps too?< once @colport has done his stuff, yes!

itsmotherswork 21:38 RT @L_OS_Cymru: RT "@The_Librain: Bascially every school shld have a


well-stocked library staffed with experienced librarian! IMHO! #ukedchat"

colport 21:38 @nickynewbury Yes, I archive and summarise, but will do this in the
morning. Keep an eye on the #ukedchat hashtag (@philallman1 )

dmchugh675 21:39 @tonycassidy surely It's too early to judge. Changing habits and attitudes
takes at least a generation. #ukedchat
@missbrownsword What things actually DO encourage reading and help
robsteadman 21:41
to improve standards? #ukedchat

Natty08 21:42 People need to get their priorities straight - it isn't about XBox etc. it
should be about books and spending time with your kids #ukedchat

Natty08 21:43 It really annoys me that teachers get the blame for lots of thing by the age
of 4 children have had their most formative years #ukedchat

Natty08 21:44 there is only so much that we can do! Perhaps we should be looking at
parenting #ukedchat and rant over ;)

chrisrat 21:46 @robsteadman @libwithattitude @nickia10 @missbrownsword but don't


remove something before you find the better solution! #ukedchat

missbrownsword 21:46 @robsteadman "Regular access to books has a direct impact on pupils’
results" http://bit.ly/c52bDD #ukedchat

colport 21:47 RT @infernaldepart: @colport my sons school do that but we read


together as well. It needs to be a partnership IMHO #ukedchat <uk

colport 21:48 @infernaldepart The problem is the parents you need to target. The ones
who come in are not the ones you need to focus on :-( #ukedchat
RT @colport: @infernaldepart The problem is the parents you need to
philallman1 21:49 target. The ones who come in are not the ones you need to focus on :-(
#ukedchat
@NickiA10 @Natty08 @bird42 - Perhaps we need to have a #ukedchat
colport 21:51
new years eve hate special ;-) LOL

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Natty08 21:52 RT @colport: @NickiA10 @Natty08 @bird42 - Perhaps we need to have a
#ukedchat new years eve hate special ;-) LOL <---ok
@Natty08 my daughter had books from birth onwards read to most days.
MsCatMinder13 21:54
Still not a reader. So sad :( #ukedchat

Natty08 21:55 @MsCatMinder13 yes but you have lead the horse to water! Her vocab
will be richer etc because of the time u have spent with her #ukedchat

chrisrat 21:56 @robsteadman @libwithattitude @nickia10 @missbrownsword you need


proof, not conjecture #ukedchat

missbrownsword 21:56 @robsteadman what would you do to get kids reading? if you could
redirect the funds ,where would you direct them to? #ukedchat

philallman1 22:05 @robsteadman b/c of the testing dogma which will only get worse if we
dnt enc rdg 4 pleasure! I say ths as a SEC trained prim HT! #ukedchat

philallman1 22:09 @robsteadman Missing the point - love of reading starts AT HOME not
school. We must encorage that - £13m is a small price to pay #ukedchat

LibWithAttitude 22:10 @robsteadman To answer earlier question - Acc Reader does encourage
reading & help improve standards, as does having a librarian! #ukedchat

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