What have we achieved so far?
Since our foundation in 1993, literacy levels have increased by 24%, with 80% of 11-year-olds reaching the stage expected for their age group in 2009, compared with only 56% in 1995. Yet, as demands on literacy skills are rapidly increasing, there is still much to do to reach those people who are in most need of literacy support.
26Jan2016Ox Tales competition engages pupils at Bartholomew School
Bartholomew School in Eynsham is one of the 16 schools taking part in our Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum programme. Pupils at the school participated in the Ox Tales competition, which challenged them to write 500 words about a place in Oxfordshire that the
08Dec2015Our Network and training inspire exciting literacy projects at Twickenham Academy
Literacy Lead Kate Smalley shares how successful initiatives to drive whole school literacy improvement have recently been implemented at Twickenham Academy in London, inspired by our Books about Town for Schools training and our Network.
07Dec2015Pupils at Gosford Hill School embrace new initiatives to boost reading and writing
Assistant Headteacher John O’Regan shares how new strategies have been implemented to help improve literacy at Gosford Hill School, one of the schools participating in Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum.
19Nov2015Using Network tools and resources to shape literacy provision in the North West
Education consultant Debs Bragard shares how she has used the National Literacy Trust Network to help schools to improve literacy provision. She won our Individual Network Member of the Year 2014-15.
05Nov2015Young Readers Programme gets pupils excited about reading at Grange Primary School
The programme had a particular impact on one pupil, whose enthusiasm for reading has also had a wider effect on her writing.
03Nov2015The transformative impact of Premier League Reading Stars at West Thornton Primary School
PE teacher Turgay Arli has led the programme at the school for the last two years, working with a group of children who are reluctant readers but passionate about football.
22Oct2015Premier League Reading Stars boosts pupils' reading and writing skills at Girlington Primary School
Assistant Head teacher, Daniel Walker shared the impact the programme had on the reading ability and attitudes of pupils in Year 5 and Year 6.
13Oct2015Embedding literacy across the school curriculum at King Alfred's Academy
Alice Visser shares the impact of the Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum programme to date.
12Oct2015Using the Network to drive literacy improvement at Holy Trinity Primary School
Literacy Leader Delia O’Neill shares how the school has used Network resources to make impress progress in developing literacy provision. The school in Liverpool won our School Network Member of the Year 2014-15.
09Sep2015WH Smith continues to inspire Young Readers around the country
WH Smith PLC and WHSmith Group Charitable Trust have supported the National Literacy Trust’s Young Readers Programme since 2005. The current project has, to date, seen more than 100 class visits to local stores take place and over 10,000 books provided fo