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

View our latest resources for literacy leaders to develop and deliver their own CPD plus a fantastic five-week poetry scheme of work. 

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

WBD 2016 SmallEuro 2016 and the Battle of the Somme centenary

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

forums imageNew CPD: Outstanding Literacy Leadership series

Our new CPD programme for primary and secondary schools supports teachers to engage with research in order to improve literacy outcomes for pupils.

The new series includes Improving Boys' Literacy (Key Stage 2), Reading for Enjoyment (Key Stages 2 and 3) and Language and Literacy Within Curriculum (Key Stage 3). Find out more

WBD 2016 SmallMark 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

Coming soonCBeebies magazine resource

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

PLRS pack 15-16Premier League Reading Stars

This year’s programme includes NEW benefits: free books, a competition for Premier League match tickets, National Literacy Trust Network membership and more. Sign up now.

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Painting our benchOwn a BookBench

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

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map imageSearch for literacy support, authors and storytellers

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.

Get yourself listed on the map. 

School improvementSchool improvement programmes

Our new 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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Student teacher membership discount

Currently studying to be a teacher? If so you're entitled to a 50% discount on membership to our network, giving you access to resources to support your classroom practice and help you with assignments.

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