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Literacy news

We provide updates on the latest news from the media and other sources, as well as news on our own work. The most recent headlines are listed below and you can browse archived news by moving through the page numbers at the bottom of the page.

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  • 24Jul2015
    Early Words Together validated by C4EO

    Our Early Words Together programme has received recognition from the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO) and has been listed as an example of validated practice that leads to improves outcomes for children.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 21Jul2015
    Schools take part in MagAid initiative as part of our Young Readers Programme

    Schools in London and Dundee have taken part in our MagAid project, which gives pupils the chance to choose three magazines to keep over a series of events. Funded by the PPA, pupils were joined by journalists from DC Thomson and Immediate Media.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 20Jul2015
    Our new Annual Literacy Review tool for Network members

    We have just released our new and improved Annual Literacy Review for 2015/16, which enables literacy leaders to review their school's current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 20Jul2015
    ‘Pop-up literacy shop’ opens in our Peterborough Hub

    A temporarily empty shop unit on Peterborough’s high street will be transformed into exciting hub of literacy activity for four days during the summer holidays as part of the Peterborough Literacy Campaign’s drive to boost literacy levels in the city.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 17Jul2015
    Ministry of Justice calls for overhaul in prison education

    Michael Gove has suggested that education in prisons should be overhauled, ensuring prisoners become literate and numerate to help them gain employment and reduce re-offending.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 17Jul2015
    Sign up for new and enhanced Premier League Reading Stars 2015-16

    The enhanced ten-week literacy intervention for 2015-16 includes new resources to support your staff and inspire your pupils. PLRS evaluation shows 3 out of 4 children make significant progress in reading in just 10 weeks.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 15Jul2015
    We launch innovative Literacy for Life programme

    New secondary school programme equips pupils with the academic language they need to succeed, while building reading for enjoyment. It is being piloted by six schools from the Aldridge Foundation and the Ormiston Academies Trust.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 14Jul2015
    Our latest report highlights links between literacy and health

    Report shows how improving families’ literacy through tailored support can make them healthier and recommends a partnership-based local approach, as pioneered in our National Literacy Trust Hubs.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 13Jul2015
    Survey shows employers fear growth will be held back by skills shortages

    The annual CBI / Pearson Education and Skills Survey showed that more than half of employers worry that they will not be able to recruit enough high-skilled workers and are concerned about the literacy skills of some of their employees.

    Posted by Danielle Wright

  • 08Jul2015
    Early years educators – help shape our work at online focus group

    Do you work with three- to five-year-olds? The National Literacy Trust is inviting early years educators to take part in an online focus group to help shape our vital work to improve literacy.

    Posted by Danielle Wright


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