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Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar

The SPAG test and the emphasis in the National Curriculum on vocabulary, grammar and punctuation means that the teaching of these elements has come under added scrutiny recently. Back to literacy areas

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. 

CPD and workshops

forums imageLanguage and Literacy Within the Curriculum
Subject heads'develop literacy pedagogy, helping them to give pupils access to the academic language needed at secondary level. 

GCSE requirements workshop
A course 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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