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Access inspiration, resources and support to improve literacy provision across the school. Find out more.

View our Network resources including the Literacy Guide for Schools and Annual Literacy Review. 

Are you a student teacher? Click here to find out how the Network can support you.

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Our professional development programmes for primary and secondary schools support teachers to engage with research in order to improve literacy outcomes for pupils. See our full range of courses

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Premier League Primary Stars

Amazing English resources for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 teachers, including our flagship 10 week reading intervention Premier League Reading Stars. Available February 2017. 
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Skills Academy

Our reading intervention for students in years 7 and 8 who are struggling to reach expected levels. Help students with their comprehension skills and rewards them by teaching them exciting football tricks.

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We run exciting campaigns and competitions every term, to inspire children to get involved in activities to improve their literacy (and have lots of fun at the same time!


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Engage with our work to access our logo, showing your commitment to literacy as part of your School Improvement Plan. 

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Wicked Young Writers AwardsLocal authority literacy pledge

Are you a local authority looking to engage your schools with literacy?

Work with us to create a bespoke, localised ten-point pledge that is adapted to take into account the local needs, priorities and existing activities. Find out more

Wicked Young Writers AwardsResources from partner competitions

Please note these competitions are closed but you can access a range of related resources to support your training!

Wicked Young Writers Award: Tips and teaching resources to encourage writing in your classroom. 

Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom with Blue Peter: Encourage children aged 6 to 12 to have a giggle in the classroom and improve their writing at the same time.

Creating an ad campaign using ITResources by Literacy Area

Discover tools and resources to help you improve your literacy provision in the following areas:


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We have teamed up with CBeebies magazine to produce an Early Years resource based on their popular publication. The resource contains a number of exciting activities for practitioners and parents to use with children aged three to five. Download the resource.

ShakespeareMark the Bard!

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we have partnered with PwC to produce a cross-curricular resource for Key Stage 3 pupils focusing on two of the Bard's most famous plays. Find out more

Network members can also access a comprehensive five-week unit of work Great Poetry Through Time: Chaucer to 21st Century Poets

Painting our benchOwn a BookBench

Purchase a three-year membership of our Network or one of our training packages and you have the unique opportunity to purchase your own BookBench as a focal point for literacy in your school.

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Need literacy support at your school? Looking for a storyteller or author? Our interactive map allows you to find those working in your area at the click of a mouse. View map.

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School improvementSchool improvement programmes

Our secondary school programmes are working to improve teaching and learning for literacy across the whole school. Find out more

Classroom teachingFree curriculum guidance 

We've worked with a range of other organisations to produce the Curriculum Review and Planning Tool, providing advice based on current research and good practice as well as the new statutory requirements for English. Find out more


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In 1916, many famous footballers from across the UK fought in the trenches of the First World War. To celebrate Euro 2016 and commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, we have teamed up with children's author Tom Palmer to bring schools a series of exciting literary activities. Find out more

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Upcoming CPD, workshops and events

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Search our free downloadable resources, including support for our competitions, booklists and other ideas.

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Discount for student teachers

Student teachers and those in their NQT year are entitled to a 50% discount on membership to our Network, giving you access to resources to support your classroom practice and help with your assignments.

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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.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.