How embedding authors in schools can dramatically improve the literacy of SEN students


Dylan Calder, founder of Pop Up Festival will talk about its three year partnership with Bradfields SEND Academy to demonstrate how Pop Up Festival’s model of bringing live literature experiences to schools has contributed to the transformation of its SEN students’ attainment in English. They will provide anecdotal insights about improved confidence, well-being and behaviours of students, as well as quantitative research findings on attainment levels and teaching practice, carried out by the Open University.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.