Warmest congratulations to Gordon Askew MBE!

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Warmest congratulations to Gordon Askew MBE!

Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:35 am

There are some people in life who stand out as going above and beyond their roles and responsibilities, Gordon Askew is one such person who has now been officially recognised as such.

The Reading Reform Foundation committee would like to wish Gordon warmest congratulations in response to him being awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, June 2017.

Gordon has dedicated himself to promoting evidence-informed reading instruction for many years. He has played a very significant role on behalf of the Department for Education in England in guiding policy writing, evaluation of programmes, training and teaching practices.

Gordon Askew is a founding member of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction and you can read more about Gordon's work here:


Gordon has created two excellent, but very different blogs - both focused on literacy. Please do visit here:

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Gordon has written in response to his award:
I was, recently, graciously awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. It pleased me, not so much for myself, but as an affirmation of my career-long efforts to promote children's reading and the high quality literature which supports it.

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