For schools

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The Hastings Literacy Hub supports local schools, helping to inspire and encourage their pupils to read for pleasure.

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    Celebrate Black history all year round

    Our calendar of key dates aims to help you honour Black heroes throughout the year.
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    EAL learners

    These resources provide teachers with the tools to understand the language and literacy development needs of EAL learners.
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    Remembrance assemblies

    Exploring Why, How, and Who do we remember, developed in partnership with the Royal British Legion.
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    Marcus Rashford Book Club

    Explore fantastic teaching resources to accompany the latest Book Club title. Free to access and suitable for years 2, 3 and 4.
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    National Poetry Day resources

    Brilliant new resources to help you celebrate and explore the focus theme on National Poetry Day and beyond.
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    Career activity handbooks

    Activities for primary, secondary and post-16 students to support career insight and employability.
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Home learning support

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    Words for Life

    Ages 0-12. Search by age for fun family activities to help parents support their children’s literacy.
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    Zone In

    Age 13+: tips for young adults to boost reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
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    Virtual School Library

    Free books, exclusive videos and recommended reads from top children's authors and illustrators.
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Training and events

  • Transforming writing event 18 Nov 2021 - 21 Apr 2022

    Improving Writing in KS2 (IPEELL) - online training

    Course to help Key Stage 2 teachers use memorable experiences and to teach self-regulation, building high quality writing
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  • national writing day.jpeg event 24 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021

    Primary Conference: Literacy by Stealth

    A panel of experts will share insights on the wealth of cultural experiences which can enhance spoken language, reading and writing.
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  • Three boys reading event 29 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021

    Reading for Pleasure in KS2 online CPD

    CPD exploring the transformative potential of reading for pleasure and how to drive an improved reading culture in your school.
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