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Our blogs are written by staff members on a wide range of literacy issues. We welcome your ideas and feedback, so please add your comments.

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  • 25Jan2016
    The power of stories

    In this guest blog to celebrate National Storytelling Week, Immediate Media Co.’s Steph Cooper shares the power of stories and the impact they can have on children’s learning and development.

    Posted by Danielle Wright | 0 Comments

  • 20Jan2016
    Using the country we live in to inspire children

    A guest blog from Sarah at The holiday letting agency aims to inspire and nurture the creativity of UK children through its Young Creative award scheme, which is back for the second year.

    Posted by Danielle Wright | 0 Comments

  • 12Jan2016
    New research shows that regional school results gap is widening

    A new report released by think tank the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has shown that where children grow up in England is more likely to determine success or failure at school than in previous generations.

    Posted by Danielle Wright | 1 Comment

  • 02Dec2015
    Teaching literacy through film

    This guest blog written by Simon Pile, Assistant Headteacher, Anson Primary School explores how film can be used to boost literacy skills.

    Posted by Danielle Wright | 2 Comments

  • 04Nov2015
    The essential early years

    Following the recent release of the latest Early Years Foundation Stage Profile results, Early Years Project Manager Charlotte Billington explores the importance of supporting the youngest children with their emerging literacy skills

    Posted by Charlotte Billington | 1 Comment

  • 08Oct2015
    National Poetry Day: the impact of poetry in the classroom

    Erin Barnes, Schools Project Manager for Picture the Poet, explores how poetry can help engage pupils and how it benefits writing in other areas of the curriculum.

    Posted by Danielle Wright | 0 Comments

  • 16Sep2015
    The power of the right book

    A guest blog from author Dan Freedman, who supports our Premier League Reading Stars programme.

    Posted by Danielle Wright | 1 Comment

  • 07Sep2015
    Discovery beyond words

    To mark International Literacy Day, a global day to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and society, National Literacy Trust Project Manager Hannah Howard shares her first hand experience of the power of literacy.

    Posted by Hannah Howard | 0 Comments

  • 01Sep2015
    Inspiration for the new school year from the National Literacy Trust Network

    The new academic year is upon us! If you’re reviewing your literacy provision and are looking for some inspiration, the National Literacy Trust Network has a wealth of resources and ideas for you.

    Posted by Gemma Niebieszczanski | 0 Comments

  • 26Aug2015
    He looked at the book. Then his face changed.

    A guest blog from author Tom Palmer, who supports our Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) programme.

    Posted by Danielle Wright | 0 Comments


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