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Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension in Key Stage 2 CPD


forums imageA new joint practice development project to explore whole school approaches to developing and improving reading comprehension in primary schools.

A collaborative action research project exploring whole school approaches to developing and improving reading comprehension, the project is designed to deepen teacher knowledge and understanding and explore practical and creative strategies to develop better comprehension in the classroom.

Reading for Pleasure in Key Stages 2 and 3 CPD


forums imageAs expressed by OFSTED and shown in our research, reading for enjoyment is an important aspect of literacy and can impact on attainment in other areas too.

Developing strategies such as teaching whole texts, participants on this course collaborate, share expertise and engage with research. Spanning Key Stages 2 and 3 it is also a great opportunity to improve cross-phase communication and address issues around transition.

Improving Boys' Literacy in Key Stage 2 CPD


forums imageThe attainment gap between boys and girls is a persistent issue.This course helps teachers identify challenges specific to their own school and choose the strategy most likely to succeed. 

During the course, each school engages with an action research project and works within an evaluation framework to develop sustainable strategies for whole-school improvement.

Improving Writing in Key Stage 2


forums imageDeveloped in partnership with the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) and the Calderdale Excellence Partnership (CEP), this course is currently supporting over 5,000 children in 5 areas of the country.

The training helps teachers to develop strategies to take their pupils beyond scaffolded writing, build their confidence and self-assessment skills and help them tackle writing challenges across different text types.

Language and Literacy within the Curriculum in Secondary Schools CPD


forums imageThis course addresses the issue of poor literacy as a barrier to achievement across the secondary curriculum.

Ideal for creating a school-wide literacy focus, this training ensures that techniques learnt are embedded across all subjects.

GCSE literacy requirements workshop


forums imageOur new workshop helps you analyse the reading, writing and grammar expectations of the new GCSE specifications. We equip subject teachers with the skills to help pupils reach their potential.

Read Manchester BookBench and Reading for Enjoyment CPD

Narnia bookbench

We invite schools in Manchester to purchase and decorate a BookBench sculpture and participate in our 1.5 day Reading for Enjoyment CPD. 

Our CPD - An Overview


Father and baby no6 copyFully aligned with DfE standards for schools' professional development, our Outstanding Literacy Leadership series is designed for literacy leaders and subject teachers at clusters of primary and/or secondary schools and is delivered over at least two terms, to develop an evidence-based approach to improving literacy outcomes.


Online Network


Ladies drinking tea and looking at laptop 72dpiJoin the National Literacy Trust Network to access an online library of thousands of resources and tools for outstanding literacy provision. 

Find inspiration, take part in local network meetings and access discounts with major school suppliers.


Bulk Purchase Offers


Brainstorming together at Rosedale CollegeIf you work in a teaching school alliance, multi-academy trust or an existing cluster, we offer flexible pricing options for you to make the most of our training courses.


Talk to Your Baby - Annual Conference


Father and baby no6 copyNow in its 14th year, our annual Talk to Your Baby conference explores why children's literacy continues to be a challenge for Early Year's practitioners.

The conference explores influences on early language development, from parents to settings and the wider community.

Date for TTYB2018 to be confirmed. Find out more.

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020 7820 6258


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.