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.
27Apr2016Unlocking books for prisoners
As part of Books Unlocked project, we work with National Prison Radio (NPR), who serialise the audiobooks of featured Man Booker Prize-shortlisted titles into daily instalments. Quotes from prisoners provide a glimpse of the power books can have, especial
04Apr2016Literacy for Life initiatives a success at Ormiston Forge Academy
Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath is one of the six schools participating in our Literacy for Life programme. Literacy Lead Dawn described how the school has had success with the “Reading Aloud” initiative, which was introduced at a training session
11Mar2016An unforgettable experience.. Sign up for Where's Wally fun run 2016!
Lauren LaTulip, a school librarian from London shares her experience of taking part in our Where's Wally? fun run.
11Mar2016Timmy Failure: Crack the Case competition
Holy Trinity C of E Primary, Dartford
29Jan2016Our 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.
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
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.