Take part in our surveys
Schools early years survey
Take part in our early years literacy survey and your school could win £250 of book-related prizes.
We need your help to find out about literacy in the early years. We are inviting schools and early years teachers who work with five-year-olds to take part in our research project.
To help us better understand the literacy skills of five-year-olds, we would like to survey their parents and teachers. The survey will explore what parents and teachers do to support children’s language, and literacy practices in the setting and at home. We would also like to investigate the role that technology could play within the school and at home to support children’s language and literacy development.
Participating schools will also be asked to provide Early Years Foundation Stage Profiles for a minimum of 20 pupils. Every school that takes part will have the chance to win one of three book-related prizes worth £250.
This survey forms part of a wider National Literacy Trust research project, funded by Pearson, to investigate parental and practitioner attitudes to literacy. We plan to repeat these surveys on an annual basis to track changes over time and help build a continuous picture of early years literacy in the UK.
Schools literacy survey
Would you like to know what your pupils think about literacy - their own skills as well as the importance of these skills to their later lives? We conduct an annual survey of primary and secondary school pupils to collect data about their attitudes and behaviour (and attainment where schools are willing to share data) in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and technology use.
Schools that take part in our annual research on literacy receive their own individual school report as well as free data about their pupils, which they can compare nationally.
Network members can add up to two of their own questions to our research and receive personalised reports.
If you are interested in taking part in the future, please register your interest, and we will contact you when we are putting together our next survey, usually at the beginning of the school year in September.
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