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outstanding literacy leadership 

Are you looking for a CPD programme that supports teachers to improve literacy outcomes by engaging them as action researchers?

Our Outstanding Literacy Leadership programme is:

It offers teachers:

  • a chance to immerse themselves in enquiry, questioning and experimentation. 
  • innovative strategies and practical ideas to support literacy.

Contact us for further information on support for schools. Email or call 020 7820 6258

Unsure whether our training is right for you? This article by the Teacher Development Trust will help you decide.

Read about our courses

books homepage bannerReading for Enjoyment for Key Stages 2 and 3

As expressed by Ofsted and shown in our research, reading for enjoyment is an important aspect of literacy and can impact on attainment in other areas too.

This course helps address issues of transition as well as helping teachers develop strategies for creating a culture of reading across the school through a research project and evaluation

Cost is £650 per person for 3 days. A 1.5 day version is also available at £350 per person.

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4 boys readingImproving Boys Literacy: Strategies for success

For literacy leaders and teachers. Identify the issues surrounding the gender hap in literacy and develop sustainable strategies for whole-school improvement.

Training takes place over three days, spread across two terms with time for approaches to be tested between sessions

Cost is £650 per person for 3 days. 

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4 boys readingLanguage and Literacy Within the Curriculum in Secondary Schools

This course addresses the issue of poor literacy as a barrier to achievement across the secondary curriculum.

This course is ideal for creating a school-wide literacy focus, ensuring the techniques learnt are embedded across all subjects.

Cost is £650 per person for 3 days.

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"As always, the time to reflect on your practice, discuss ideas with colleagues, try things out in school and then evaluate is invaluable and has a huge effect on day to day practice"
- Participant, day 3, Improving Boys' Literacy 

"This is not about telling teachers what to do. It is in fact quite the opposite. This is about empowering teachers to make independent, informed decisions about what works, by generating good quality evidence, and using it thoughtfully”
- Ben Goldacre, Building Evidence into Education 

High Wycombe

Reading for Enjoyment in Key Stages 2 and 3

Day 1: 7 October 2016
Day 2: 25 November 2016
Day 3: 24 March 2017

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Language and Literacy Within the Curriculum

Day 1 – Friday 21 October
Day 2 – Tuesday 29 November
Day 3 – Wednesday 8 February

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Reading for Enjoyment in Key Stages 2 and 3

Dates tbc, starting Autumn 2016

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.