National Literacy Trust

We are an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.
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Teachers, schools and early years

We offer evidence-based resources, research, training, programmes and National Literacy Trust membership to make your literacy provision highly effective.

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    Early years

    Resources and tools for early language development and parental engagement.
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    Deliver outstanding literacy provision at primary school stage.
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    Help students develop the literacy skills they need to succeed at school and in their future lives.
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Communities and local areas

We target our work in the communities that need help most, working with local partners to deliver place-based solutions. National Literacy Trust Hubs create long-term change in communities where low levels of literacy are entrenched, intergenerational and seriously impacting on people’s lives.

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We support

Parents and families

Parents and the home learning environment have the greatest effect on how a child develops language and literacy skills. Our site Words for Life gives developmental milestones, tips, fun resources and advice to help parents support their children’s literacy development.

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We rely on the generous support of individuals, communities and businesses to continue our vital work to transform lives through literacy.

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Policy and campaigning

Our policy and campaigning work raises awareness of the importance of literacy to make it a priority for politicians, businesses and parents.

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Our research underpins our programmes, campaigns and policy work to improve literacy attitudes, habits and skills across the UK.

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Covid impact appeal

Help us ensure 230,000 children do not fall further behind. This is an urgent appeal to support Literacy Recovery of children and young people in our most disadvantaged communities.

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Latest news

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    We partner with AwesomeBooks in buy one get one free campaign to donate 50,000 books to help literacy recovery across the country

    We’ve partnered with AwesomeBooks to support as part of our Education Recovery to launch a buy one give one campaign

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    2021 shortlist for the Telegraph Sports Book Awards announced!

    This year’s shortlisted titles for the various categories including Children's Sport Book Award have been revealed

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    We team up with Roy of the Rovers publisher Rebellion to launch limited edition Melchester Rovers football shirts ahead of new book!

    We've come together with publisher Rebellion publishing to launch a very special, limited edition Melchester Rovers football shirt, which features the National Literacy Trust logo!

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