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Writing curriculum

An engaging curriculum centred on writing for purpose and audience with depth of knowledge and skills, the idea of mastery, and the application of those skills across a range of contexts is at the forefront of current policy and practice. Back to literacy areas

Free resources

Trafalger tales front coverTrafalger Tales
Pupils are inspired and supported in poetry, narrative and non-fiction writing related to the sea and this turning point in British history.  

Competitions
Check out the resources related to previous competitions to promote writing including the Alex Rider Secret Mission and My Words, My World.

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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. 

Transforming Writing: Final Evaluation Report
Findings from our two-year action research project, which developed a model for the teaching and learning of writing that embedded formative assessment.

CPD and workshops

conferencesLanguage 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 Literacy Requirements workshop
A one-day course to understand the literacy expectations across all subjects under the new GCSE specifications.

Improving Boys' Literacy
Explore the evidence around boys' underachievement, learn to use your results to select intervention strategies and develop and implement an action research project. 

Programmes and further support

brain storm teenagers 300dpiCultural Writers
Our Cultural Writers Programme promotes the use of engaging experiences as a stimulus for creative writing and poetry. 

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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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