Advanced search

Browse your search results by sector:

Browse by audience:


Research and policy

Your research reports are relevant, succinct and readable. They enable me to keep up-to-date with literacy trends without having to trawl through pages of documentation.
Barbara Band, LRC Manager, The Emmbrook School, Wokingham

Understanding the implications that research and policy have on practice is key. Below is a bank of articles which will inform and provoke thought regarding literacy practice in schools.

  • 21Sep2016
    Research: Exploring the world of talk Network members only

    The following guide discusses some of the more accessible and downloadable papers and commentary which help build knowledge around the power of talk in the classroom.

  • 27Jan2015
    Teaching Grammar: Research and Resources Network members only

    An overview of the latest approaches to teaching grammar and the top research and resources available to support teachers in developing their subject knowledge and subject pedagogy about the teaching of grammar.

  • 15Apr2014
    Policy update: Review of GCSE, A level and AS qualifications Network members only

    Schools Manager Julie Gibbings outlines the latest announcements from the Department for Education around the content and structure of the new GCSE, A level and AS qualifications. Contains links to further reading.

  • 02Apr2014
    Policy update: Primary Assessment and Accountability (part two) Network members only

    Schools Manager Julie Gibbings outlines the latest key proposals from the Department for Education around changes to primary assessment and accountability. Includes a timeline and links to key documents.

  • 11Feb2014
    Policy Update: The Year 7 Catch-up Premium Policy Network members only

    The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Policy focuses directly on students who are behind in literacy and numeracy. This summary includes links to larger guides, strategies for catch-up, and a report on the effectiveness of different strategies.

  • 14Jan2014
    Essential reading: Schools - the heart of the community

    A selection of reviews, reports and introductory reading for our Schools - the heart of the community theme.

  • 08Nov2013
    Policy update: Secondary school accountability Network members only

    The Department for Education announced its decisions on changes to accountability obligations for secondary schools in October 2013. This summary explains the new system. It also contains links to key documents.

  • 05Nov2013
    Policy update: Review of GCSE qualifications Network members only

    This summary outlines the changes that are already in place, key features of the new GCSE qualifications and a timeline for the changes that are yet to be applied, with links to key documents.

  • 15Oct2013
    Essential reading: Supporting EAL learners Network members only

    A summary of 10 pieces of essential reading that relate to our "Supporting EAL learners" network theme.

  • 23Aug2013
    Policy update: Changes to the National Curriculum - a timeline Network members only

    Schools Manager Julie Gibbings outlines the ongoing procedure for the National Curriculum review and a timeline for application of the new curriculum, along with links to key documents.


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.