A Framework for Early Literacy Development with Parents: Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction and Models.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Education

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Publications

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Title ORIM Collaborations film 
Description An eight minute film showing several collaborating organisations and charities who use the ORIM Framework. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact THE film has been viewed by those interested in ORIM in the UK and beyond. It has also been used to introduce some ORIM related training events. 
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/index.html
 
Description Making it REAL training
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.ncb.org.uk/areas-of-activity/early-childhood/training/supporting-early-literacy
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description Innovation, Impact and Knowledge Exchange (IIKE) Collaborative R&D Award
Amount £23,754 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 07/2014
 
Description ORIM: New Directions and Networks
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2012 
End 04/2013
 
Description University of Sheffield: Impact Acceleration Account (£ 23000; April 2017 - April 2019)
Amount £23,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 04/2019
 
Description Family Literacy in Prisons (FLiP) 
Organisation Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Cathy Nutbrown was the project lead and initiated this collaboration after learning about the work of the charity and it's work with imprisoned parents and their families.
Collaborator Contribution A collaborative an jointly funded project to pilot family literacy work in prisons was set up and run from November 2014 - July 2015. FliP has provided staff and resources for the project and facilitated links with the Prisons and NOMS. FLiP continues to run ORIM based family Literacy courses which we know as FLiP in seven prisons in England and Wales.
Impact In the context of a UK male prison population significantly represented by a complex of low levels of educational achievement, literacy, and employment, and by family separation and divorce, the project was a University-Charity-Prisons collaboration which enabled the development of FLiP, a uniquely co-produced family literacy project, in two men's prisons. We were interested in whether it was possible to adapt a tried-and-tested approach to family literacy (Nutbrown, et al. 2005), for effective use with imprisoned fathers. Over a 5-month period, Pact workers and the Sheffield team planned and delivered a series of six jointly run full day workshops for male prisoners and six specifically designed literacy-oriented family visits for prisoners and their families. The focus in both workshops and family visits was early literacy development. - Take up of the programme indicated that there was a need for such an initiative, with target numbers for participants being reached and a waiting list of men wishing to enrol; - Participation ratings were strong, with sixty-nine men (93%) judged to participate at moderate to high levels on a 1-5 rating scale; - The opportunity to see their children during the literacy-oriented family visit provided a strong motivation to enrol in the programme; - Ideas about early literacy development were successfully shared with imprisoned fathers thus confirming that this element of an established and effective programme could be successfully adapted for prisoners.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Making it REAL 
Organisation National Children's Bureau
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Consultant to NCB on roll out of national DfE funded training
Collaborator Contribution Making It REAL 2013-2015 Funding was obtained from the Department for Education National Prospectus Grant, by The Early Childhood Unit (ECU) at the National Children's Bureau which has taken up REAL project approaches and REAL project work to eight local authorities.
Impact NCB training materials based on ORIM framework Evaluation reports Project won the Early Years category in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2012.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ORIM in WF13 
Organisation Kirklees Local TV
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sharing research findings with practitioners in islamic preschools and supporting their development in working with families using the ORIM framework. Involvement of PI and RA in this process.
Collaborator Contribution Kirklees staff facilitated work in three preschools. Staff from the three pre-schools met together as a 'learning community' and explored how the four strands of the ORIM Framework could be used to engage parents about children's early readerly behaviours. Space and personnel were provided to initiate, develop and evaluate the project.
Impact A booklet for parents on early reading [http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/docs/Blenheim%20Parents%20Advice%20Booklet.pdf] Blenheim Playgroup - Songs and Rhymes for Bilingual Families http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/orim-in-wf13-blenheim.html Boothroyd Playgroup - Supporting Home Learning http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/orim-in-wf13-boothroyd.html Ravensthorpe Community Childcare Pre-School - Increasing the Dialogue between Parents and Practitioners http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/orim-in-wf13-ravensthorpe.html
Start Year 2012
 
Description ESRC FESTIVAL EVENT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited seminar held in Sheffield to disseminate and discuss the Family Literacy in Prisons Programme which uses the ORIM Framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Early literacy work with families 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Following the well known Sheffield REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) Project, this event launched a new project which provided insights into effective ways of working with families to help them support their young children's early literacy development. It featured keynote addresses from Professor Peter Hannon, Professor Jackie Marsh and Professor Cathy Nutbrown all of whom have established reputations in the field of early literacy and the role of children's homes and families in their literacy development.

This conference revisited the findings of earlier research carried out in the School of Education, feature REAL Project work currently being carried out in partnership with the National Children's Bureau in Children's Centres, launched a new ESRC funded project which offered the opportunity for some practitioners to participate in a year long project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/projectresources.html
 
Description Early literacy work with families 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact At this conference 20 practitioners who have been working on our Early Literacy Work with Families project shared their experiences of working with the ORIM (Opportunities Recognition Interaction Models) Framework in their settings. They will present examples of their work and discuss how this has made a difference to children and families. They led a range of inspiring, practical workshops and share examples of their practice. Delegates will be able to attend two as part of the day. Professor Cathy Nutbrown, Professor of Education, Director for Research at The University of Sheffield, School of Education, also gave a keynote address on Early Literacy Work with Families.



The event is aimed at anyone working in early years settings, schools and support services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/docs/REAL-project-ERSC-leaflet.pdf
 
Description Family Literacy Fun Day (ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 150 families, and a total of 400 people (aged from 3 months to 80+ years) attended the School of Education Family Literacy Fun Day at the Winter Garden, Sheffield on the 2nd November 2013.
Overview and aims of the event
This event took the form of a 'literacy fun day' organised in the centre of the City of Sheffield to maximise public engagement. The indoor venue of the Sheffield Winter Garden was filled with literacy-oriented activities for parents, carers and their young children to do and enjoy together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/docs/ESRCfestival2NovFinalReport.pdf
 
Description ORIM NETWORK LAUNCH EVENT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tuesday 23rd April 2 - 5pm, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP.

ORIM Network Launch. The establishment of a network of those working on early literacy with families and using the ORIM framework.

Funded by University of Sheffield as a result of the success of the ESRC funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/orim-network.html
 
Description ORIM NETWORKMEETINGS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ORIM network has been set up to enable early years teachers and practitioners to share ORIM and REAL approaches to early literacy and update on what is happening nationally, and to facilitate networking between people using these approaches. It is also an opportunity to track developments using ORIM approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/orim-network.html
 
Description ORIM NETWORKMEETINGS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ORIM network has been set up to enable early years teachers and practitioners to share ORIM and REAL approaches to early literacy and update on what is happening nationally, and to facilitate networking between people using these approaches. It is also an opportunity to track developments using ORIM approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/orim-network.html
 
Description The Strands of Literacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A series of articles published in Teach Nursery, volume 3 (2013)
The Strands of Literacy
Written by the PI and the 20 participating practitioners.

A series of articles published in Teach Nursery, volume 3 (2013)

1. The strands of literacy
Author: Cathy Nutbrown
First published in Teach Nursery, 3.1 (Jan 2013)
2. The ORIM framework
Author: Cathy Nutbrown
First published in Teach Nursery, 3.2 (Feb 2013)
3. The value of environmental print
Authors: Mandy Foster, Rachel Hitchins-Orr, Sarah Williams, Dylan Yamada-Rice
First published in Teach Nursery, 3.3 (April 2013)
4. Engaging parents with environmental print and early writing
Authors: Katie Ward, Clare Slinn, Clare Rowntree-Jones
First published in Teach Nursery, 3.4 (May 2013)
5. Engaging with environmental print
Authors: Julie Bowles, Sandie Piper, Rachel Hitchens-Orr
First published in Teach Nursery, 3.5 (June 2013)
6. Working with Bilingual Families
Authors: Kay Davies and Zohra Dabhad
First published in Teach Nursery, 3.6 (Sep 2013)
7. Supporting Multilingual Families
Authors: Yasmin Rifat, Kay Davies and Zohra Dabhad
First published in Teach Nursery, 3.7 (Oct 2013)
8. The Strands of Literacy
Author: Cathy Nutbrown
First published in Teach Nursery 3.8 (Nov 2013)
strands of literacy cover page
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.real-online.group.shef.ac.uk/the-strands-of-literacy.html