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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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  • 26Jul2011
    Man Booker prize 2011 longlist announced

    Thirteen titles in contention for UK's most prestigious literary prize

    Posted by Anna Lindsay

  • 25Jul2011
    New vacancy for a Media and Public Affairs Officer Registered Users only

    We have an exciting new opportunity for a Media and Public Affairs Officer at the National Literacy Trust.

    Posted by Anna Jones

  • 25Jul2011
    Working mothers 'do no harm to children's behaviour'

    A study has confounded the widespread view that if mothers work during the early years of a child’s life, it may have detrimental effects on their social and emotional behaviour.

    Posted by Anna Lindsay

  • 20Jul2011
    Barnsley girls power to victory in the WWE® Voice it! competition

    We are delighted to announce that the winners of our WWE® Voice it! competition are Brogan and Molly from Birdwell Primary School in Barnsley.

    Posted by Susie Musgrove

  • 20Jul2011
    Haven to give away nearly 50,000 books

    Haven Holidays has teamed up with the National Literacy Trust's Words for Life campaign to give away nearly 50,000 books - to children on their 35 family holiday parks.

    Posted by Anna Lindsay

  • 20Jul2011
    Influence of providers on home learning - new research

    Campaign for Learning and the Family & Parenting Institute have published new research which identifies effective strategies in supporting children's learning at home.

    Posted by Emily McCoy

  • 14Jul2011
    Spelling mistakes 'cost millions' in lost online sales

    Spelling mistakes on websites can seriously affect customer spending, says an online businessman. Charles Duncombe says an analysis of website figures shows a single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.

    Posted by Anna Lindsay

  • 12Jul2011
    Speaking Out

    New National Literacy Trust research in today's Nursery World magazine reveals there is a great awareness of language and literacy issues in the early years sector and widespread commitment to supporting them.

    Posted by Anna Lindsay

  • 11Jul2011
    Poor pupils in struggling schools 'lag further behind'

    New research from the Sutton Trust has revealed that the gap between the poorest pupils and their better-off peers in struggling schools in England is wider than in other schools.

    Posted by Anna Lindsay

  • 07Jul2011
    Schools 'pushed into phonics by financial incentives'

    Schools are being given financial incentives by the government to use certain phonics materials to teach reading, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education reveals.

    Posted by Anna Lindsay


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