What Works in Raising Literacy Attainment and Wellbeing: Presented by Professor Sir Harry Burns with Professor Sue Ellis and Monica Porciani

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration from 4:30 pm
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Professor Sir Harry Burns will speak of the impact of the environment and adverse childhood experiences  on the development of children and young people and the factors which create wellness. 

Professor Sue Ellis and Ms Monica Porciani of the School of Education at Strathclyde will discuss their recent applied research in Renfrewshire on interventions by teachers and parents which have transformed learning and, importantly, young people’s perceptions of their ability. 

This event  will be chaired by  Professor Ian Rivers, Head of the School of Education, with opportunity for Q&A.

Refreshments will be available from 4.30pm.

Who should attend?

  • Educators: teachers, local authority and Scottish education officials.
  • Professional bodies: GTCS, EIS, SSTA, Head Teacher Associations.
  • Third Sector organisations with an interest in education and inclusion.
  • Senior students in education and social sciences.
  • Potential funders with interest in applied research impact.

Benefits of attending

The speakers offer a positive and practical approach to supporting children and young people. 

Sir Harry Burns frames this in a vision of a society focussed on creating wellness; and Professor Ellis talks to a specific approach in literacy that has been proven to work – and can be further applied.


Alison McCormack
phone +44 (0)141 548 3865
Kevin Kane
phone +44 (0)141 548 2752
Sarah Doherty
phone +44 (0)141 548 4554

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