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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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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Latest news

  • Redefining children’s reading: How well are the nation’s children really reading?

    We call on the government to recognise business community’s support of literacy crisis

    Alongside 27 businesses, we release an open letter to the government to recognise the business community’s support of children and young people’s urgent literacy needs throughout the pandemic.

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    We launch our brand new Education Recovery area

    we are delighted to launch our Education Recovery area which is full of evidence-based training, interventions, programmes and resources to help you and your school.

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    We team up with Premier League, Tony Dallas and Ben Shires for exciting wellbeing and storytelling takeover on Words for Life

    We are bringing children another fun Facebook Live event hosted by CBBC’s Ben Shires as well as a storytelling challenge for children aged seven to 12.

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