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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

Latest network content 

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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. LATEST CONTENT - Showcases from Talk of the Town, Mossbourne Academy and Bishop of Rochester Academy.

This term our theme is the same across primary and secondary but to bring you the most relevant and useful resources we have split the content into phases.

Primary Network theme      Secondary Network theme 

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).

Find out more or join now

Tools for literacy leaders 

Image for secondary guideLiteracy Guide for Schools 2014/15 
Use this resource to help you interpret the ongoing policy changes and important research in key areas of literacy for this academic year.

Whole-school literacy audit
Review your school's current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward with this essential tool. 

Browse our content 

Index of content [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.


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.