Primary

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

Primary programmes

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

  • Love our Libraries

    Love our Libraries

    Love our Libraries provides online training, resources and research for those working in school libraries.
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    NewsWise

    Through NewsWise, we help teachers empower pupils to access, understand, analyse and participate in the news.
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    Premier League Primary Stars

    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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  • FA launches new Shooting Stars initiative inspired by Disney storytelling

    Shooting Stars

    We’re inspiring young girls to get active and learn about football through the magic of storytelling.
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  • Barbican - Young Writers Poetry

    Young Poets

    Young Poets gives pupils the opportunity to visit famous cultural venues in their city, using the visits to inspire poetry.
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  • Young Readers Programme

    Young Readers Programme

    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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    Words for Work: Dream Big

    Together schools and local businesses support Key Stage 1 pupils to develop their literacy skills, raise aspirations and challenge stereotypes.
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    Reading Champions

    Our national reading campaign that supports and celebrates reading culture within schools.
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Primary resources

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

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Primary training and conferences

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.

Featured courses and events
  • Early Words Together for MLL families

    Building vocabulary and early language

    Build an understanding of direct vocabulary instruction in reception and Key Stage 1
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    Improving Writing in Key Stage 2

    This course helps teachers develop strategies to take their Key Stage 2 pupils beyond scaffolded writing and tackle challenges across different text types.
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    Reading for Pleasure CPD

    Engage with research and develop sustainable strategies to embed a culture of reading in your school and classroom.
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    Primary conferences

    Our primary conferences celebrate best practice and explore the issues most significant to primary practitioners.
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See all primary training

Find upcoming primary training dates on our events page.


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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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