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Literacy Guide for Schools 

In line with policy, informed by research, inspired by good practice

Primary guide screenshotThe Literacy Guide for Schools is the ultimate resource for schools and will support you to interpret the ongoing policy changes and important research in key areas of literacy. There are separate primary and secondary versions. Each section contains advice on how this translates into the classroom and wider school, and signposts to relevant content on our Network that will support your planning.

The 2015/16 edition of the guide is now available and includes advice and suggested reading relating to getting to grips with the new national curriculum as well as meeting standards for Ofsted and Estyn.

Secondary

Areas covered:

  • Leading literacy across the school 
  • Reading for enjoyment and wider reading 
  • Developing teachers’ reading approaches and pedagogy 
  • Supporting pupils struggling to read through interventions such as phonics 
  • Writing engagement and enjoyment
  • Developing teachers' writing knowledge and pedagogy
  • Supporting pupils struggling to write - spelling, punctuation and grammar 
  • Developing spoken language skills 

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Leading literacy across the school

Primary

Areas covered:

  • Early reading and phonics 
  • Reading for enjoyment 
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing environment 
  • Writing composition – a curriculum fit for purpose 
  • Writing composition – vocabulary, grammar and punctuation 
  • Writing transcription – spelling and handwriting 
  • Spoken language 
  • Leadership and assessment

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Leadership and assessment

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