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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.
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Resources by Literacy Area
Discover tools and resources to help you improve your literacy provision in the following areas.
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!
Wicked Young Writers: We are delighted to partner once again with the people at Wicked to present the 2017 Wicked Young Writers Awards, now open. As well as a range of categories to inspire all budding authors there are tips and teaching resources to encourage writing in your classroom.
Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom with Blue Peter
Following on from the success of BBC Comedy Classroom, this competition encourages children aged 6 to 12 to have a giggle in the classroom and write three funny, original and creative jokes.There are also free teaching resources that can be easily integrated into lessons and could help schools to put on comedy shows for Red Nose Day.
CBeebies magazine resource
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.
Premier League Reading Stars
Details about PLRS 2016/2017 offer will be announced shortly. This year there will be a FREE digital offer with lots of new activities. Please complete our Expression of Interest form and we will send you further details when we have them.
Mark 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.
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.
Search 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.
Our secondary school programmes are working to improve teaching and learning for literacy across the whole school. Find out more
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
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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