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Primary

We offer resources, research, best practice, CPD, programmes and news to help you deliver outstanding literacy provision at primary school stage.
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Annual Literacy Survey 2024

Would you like to know what your pupils think about reading, writing, speaking and listening? Sign up your school for our Annual Literacy Survey of children and young people and you'll get a personalised school report outlining findings to compare nationally, inform strategy, and use as evidence for OFSTED.

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Primary resources

We have a wealth of free and membership resources available to support literacy teaching in primary school.

Primary professional development

We offer primary CPD and training courses designed to give teachers innovative strategies and practical ideas to support literacy in the classroom.

Through our primary conferences we celebrate best practice and explore the issues most significant to primary practitioners.

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Upcoming primary training

Find upcoming training dates on our events page.

Primary programmes

Our primary programmes help children to read for pleasure, use sport to inspire pupils and support primary school libraries.

  • We work with schools across the country to refresh and restock their libraries and book corners, and embed reading for pleasure in teaching practice. We believe school...
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  • Giving students the opportunity to visit iconic cultural venues in their local area as inspiration for writing their own poems supported by a local professional poet.
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  • Supporting primary school children to develop their reading skills and confidently read for enjoyment too. Developed in partnership with Hachette UK.
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  • Together schools and local businesses support primary aged pupils to develop their literacy skills, raise aspirations and challenge stereotypes.
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  • Reading for enjoyment is key to improving literacy skills. The Young Readers Programme runs fun events where children can choose books to take home and keep.
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  • Our national reading campaign that supports and celebrates reading culture within schools.
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  • Through NewsWise, we help teachers empower pupils to access, understand, analyse and participate in the news.
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  • Use the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
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  • Inspiring young girls to get active and learn about football through the magic of storytelling.
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Reading Champions Challenges

We run exciting reading challenges every term to inspire young people and help to build a reading for pleasure culture in schools, as well as developing reading stamina and increasing reading diversity.

See our current Reading Champions Challenge.
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