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About our Network

I have found the website and resources incredibly useful, both at a practical and research level. They have helped me establish literacy across the curriculum in my school.
Anne-Marie Anderson, Senior Manager, The Angmering School, West Sussex

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 ethos
  3. Improve quality of teaching
  4. Close the attainment gap
  5. Reach out to the wider community

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Who is the Network for?

Any professional working in or with schools to improve pupils' literacy would benefit from membership of our Network. Within schools, Network membership would be most useful for those who lead literacy – literacy coordinators and senior leaders with responsibility for literacy.

Others who would benefit from Network membership:

  • School librarians
  • SENCOs and EAL coordinators
  • Inclusion Managers
  • Student teachers
  • Independent literacy consultants and other organisations

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How can the Network help me?

Watch our short introductory video or read on below to find out more about the benefits of membership.

How can the Network help?

1. Audit, plan and evaluate provision

Reviewing the latest advice and requirements from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the National Curriculum and planning literacy provision accordingly.

Our annual Literacy Guide for Schools will help you to interpret the ongoing policy changes and important research, and translate them into practice.

Our Annual Literacy Review will support you to review your school's current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward.

2. Create a whole-school ethos

Developing a positive ethos and environment in which engagement in and enjoyment of literacy activities are key.

Our ever-growing bank of over 150 resources and case studies include useful activities and ideas at both a strategic and a practical level, for example a resource to support you to plan a calendar of reading events.

3. Improve quality of teaching

Ensuring all staff have the level of subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding of literacy they need to support pupils effectively in the classroom.

Our CPD resources will support you to deliver staff INSET sessions.

Our staff development resources will help staff extend their knowledge and understanding, such as a secondary guide to phonics.

Our self reflection tools will support staff to evaluate and improve their practice.

4. Close the attainment gap

Levelling the playing field for pupils who are struggling or at risk of falling behind, including those eligible for the Pupil Premium.

Our resources and case studies from schools provide examples of effective literacy interventions and guidance on supporting vulnerable groups, for example a paired reading toolkit.

 We also signpost to examples of effective evidence-based practice in closing the gap.

5. Engage the wider community

Engaging parents, governors, other schools and the wider community in the school’s literacy activities. 

We have a wealth of resources and case studies showcasing effective strategies for connecting with these groups, for example a PowerPoint presentation for literacy link governors.

Membership also offers opportunities to meet and learn from other schools, discounts on relevant products and services including up to 30% off Browns Books for Students, fortnightly email updates with the latest news from the Network, and general email and phone support from the Network team. 

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How much does membership cost?


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 *Up to five members of staff entitled to their own membership login  
** A discount of 50% is available to student teachers using the code ITT50NET 


 Schools who purchase a three-year membership subscription qualify to buy a BookBench for the exclusive price of £400 (plus VAT and delivery charges).

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Bulk purchase opportunities

Discounts of up to 25% are available for bulk membership purchases! If you are a part of a cluster, academy chain, Teaching School Alliance or work in school improvement within a local authority please contact us at to find out what we can offer you.

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Up to five members of staff can access all our Network resources under a school or organisation membership.

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New to the Network?

Our Annual Literacy Review is a great place to start! Review your current literacy provision and access the resources most relevant to you.

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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.