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Transcription: spelling and handwriting

Both the National Curriculum and changes in testing put additional emphasis on these two areas of writing. Back to literacy areas

Free resources

Trafalger tales front coverHandwriting Matters
A taster section of our handwriting resource for Key Stage 2 students.  

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Research and policy

vision for literacyVision for Literacy 2025
As part of the National Literacy Forum, we set out our policy recommendations to enhance literacy development. 

Children and Young People's Reading in 2015

Our sixth annual literacy survey: 32,569 children and young people aged eight to 18 participated. 

Primary resources

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Start with the writing transcription section of the Primary Annual Literacy Review

Girl writingHandwriting Matters
This toolkit has been written to provide a rationale for developing children’s self-perception as handwriters. It contains a range of classroom activities structured around a two to three week unit of work.

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Secondary resources

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Start with the writing skills section of the Secondary Annual Literacy Review

Boy working in library with headphones on300dpiLiteracy Progress Units
Links to National Strategy documents including one on spelling. Contains in introduction, session plan and challenges. 


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CPD and workshops

GCSE classroomGCSE requirements workshop
A one-day course for subject teachers and literacy leaders to understand the literacy expectations across all subjects under the new GCSE specifications.

Programmes and further support

CPD ArsenalNetwork meetings
Find out about the literacy support and resources on offer to Network members and learn from other teachers and literacy professionals. Free to attend.

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Literacy Guide for Schools 2016/17

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

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Annual Literacy Review 2016/17

Review your current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward.

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