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Our Network 

Membership is invaluable for a constant source of ideas and good practice, keeping up to date with news and research and generally staying motivated. I couldn't do my job half as well without the National Literacy Trust!
Eileen Armstrong, Cramlington Learning Village, Northumberland

NEW Tools for literacy leaders 

Literacy Guides for Schools 2015/16
We have just released new versions of our Literacy Guides for Primary and Secondary Schools. This ultimate resource for schools will support you to interpret the ongoing policy changes and important research in key areas of literacy. 

Image for secondary guideAnnual Literacy Review 2015/16
We have also updated our Annual Literacy Review. This resource is designed to be used in conjunction with the Literacy Guide enabling you to review your school's current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward. Primary and secondary are available. 

We are looking for Network members to share how they are using the tools in schools. Please contact or 020 7820 6261.

What is our Network? 

The National Literacy Trust Network supports schools to develop outstanding literacy provision by providing literacy leaders with tools, resources and inspiration.

 We help members to:

  1. Audit, plan and evaluate provision
  2. Create a whole-school literacy ethos
  3. Improve quality of teaching
  4. Close the literacy attainment gap
  5. Engage the wider community

Membership options are available for schools (£100), individuals (£90) and other organisations (£150). One-year school membership with Premier League Reading Stars is available for £300.

Find out more or join now

Current theme 

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Summer term theme: Supporting struggling reading and writers
Resources, the latest research and examples of how schools are providing literacy support for the pupils who need it most. 

Primary Network theme        Secondary Network theme

Browse our content 

Index of content (updated July 2015) [XLS]
This handy document for download is a great place to start as it lists all our Network content with quick links. 

Browse by theme
Each term the Network focuses on a different area of literacy. Previous themes have included reading, writing, boys' literacy and literacy in the new curriculum. 

Making the most of your membership

Additional log ins
For schools and organisations: find out how up to five members of staff can access your membership

Moving schools
If your current school is a Network member you can get a 10% discount on membership for your new school. 

Network FAQs

Contact us
Whether you are seeking advice, or want to share your success stories, we'd love to hear from you.

Other benefits

Network meetings
A chance to meet and learn from other Network members .

Working with us 
Submit case studies of good practice in literacy to gain access to our "Working with the National Literacy Trust" logo.

Special discounts with partners
Up to 30% off with Browns Books for Students, First News and Teach Primary/Teach Secondary.

Policy updates
A bank of articles to inform and provoke thought regarding literacy practice in schools.

Premier League Reading Stars - £40 discount for members

This year’s programme includes NEW benefits: free books, a competition for Premier League match tickets and more. Sign up by September.

Find out more
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