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I have completed the on-line survey this morning to assess our whole school’s literacy involvement. Some useful feedback, thank you, which I’ll pass on to our Senior Management.
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Need some help assessing literacy in your school, or are you working with a school who needs support in this area? We have developed evaluation tools especially for network members to help you do just that.

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Annual Literacy Review 2015/16 (2016/17 version)

Our new and improved Annual Literacy Review (previously known as the whole-school literacy audit) is a valuable tool that supports literacy leaders to review their school's current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward. 

audit screenshotFully aligned to current expectations in the new National Curriculum, with versions for both England and Wales, the elements are organised into key areas of literacy. Each section is accompanied by supporting advice, which encompasses signposts to further research, resources and support to help address elements of need and priority.

Not yet a member? Download a sample section (2016/17 version)

Archived evaluation tools

If you would still like to access our original online evaluation tools for reading for pleasure and speaking and listening, click on the links below:

Reading (primary) ¦ Reading (secondary) ¦
Speaking and listening (primary) ¦ Speaking and listening (secondary)


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Pupil profiling tool (reading)

pupil profiling tool screenshotThis easy-to-use tool enables you to create a profile for a specific pupil, based on that child’s characteristics. It then provides you with a menu of tailored strategies and ideas for encouraging him or her to enjoy reading more. The tool works best with children from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4.

Pupil profiling tool (reading)

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Self-reflection tools

The network has produced a number of self reflection tools for practitioners to evaluate and improve on their own practice.  

Tools are currently available to support: 

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Are you an early years teacher?

We have also developed evaluation tools tailored specifically to early years. Click on the links below to find out more.

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National Literacy Trust annual research

We provide schools that take part in our annual research on literacy with data of their pupils' responses, allowing schools to compare their data with national trends. 

Find out more about our research.

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Annual Literacy Review 2016/17

We have changed the format and fully updated this document for 2016/17.

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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.