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Teachers and Literacy: Their perceptions, understanding, confidence and awareness

This report presents information on how teachers working in schools in England feel about teaching literacy, who they think are responsible for literacy in the school setting, their perceptions of what influences pupils’ literacy attainment, and of their pupils’ literacy. It also focuses on teachers’ confidence teaching literacy, their own reading habits and the teaching resources that they like to draw on. Finally, it outlines information on teachers’ perceptions of school provisions and reading for enjoyment in schools. 

2,326 teachers from 112 schools in the UK participated in the National Literacy Trust’s literacy survey in January/February 2015.

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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.
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