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.
01Feb2011Involving fathers with their sons' literacy
We changed the attitudes of both fathers and their sons towards reading.
01Feb2011Parents now make time for reading
May Lin Goh, from Netley Primary School is one of our project coordinators who runs motivational reading events in her school. She has witnessed not just changes in the children who take part, but also the impact this has on their families.
01Feb2011Shani becomes the first reader in her family
Primary school teacher Sue Barry found a National Literacy Trust programme had an incredible impact on a girl in her class.
01Feb2011Writing project is turning point for football fan
Matt is a reformed offender from Walsall who took part in a National Literacy Trust project through his local football club. Matt has since completed an access course and is now in his second year at Worcester University, studying History.
09Aug2010Reading project reaches over 11,000 children in areas of disadvantage.
The National Young Readers' Programme motivates disadvantaged children and young people to read for pleasure. This year the project has reached over 11,000 children and Project Coordinators have reported back on the impact the project has had.
08Jul2010Turning a love of football into a love of reading
How we used the excitement surrounding the 2010 football World Cup to promote reading to disengaged children.
08Jun2010Raising government awareness of literacy issues
Campaigning to raise awareness of literacy issues in the UK is a core part of our work. We pressurise government to adopt literacy policies that will effect real change.
31Mar2010Brand partnerships target families
Our Reading for Life campaign takes reading and literacy to new audiences, through high-profile brand partnerships.
23Feb2010Early Reading Connects reaches thousands
Over 2,500 early years organisations signed up to Early Reading Connects in the first year since its launch.
23Feb2010Talk To Your Baby provides thousands with resources
Talk To Your Baby has 32 resources for parents and practitioners which are downloaded, on average, over 7,000 times each week.