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 helps to transform primary school libraries by giving teachers, teaching assistants and parents the skills they need to become library coordinators.

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    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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  • Barbican - Young Writers Poetry

    Young City Poets

    Young City 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

    Many children in disadvantaged areas leave primary school unable to read well. Through the Young Readers Programme, we give children in these areas the chance to choose new books to keep through a series of fun events.

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    ABRA: EEF reading intervention trial

    A 20-week reading programme for Year 1 pupils combining phonics and comprehension.

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  • Dream big cloud

    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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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

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

Featured courses
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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 writing 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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    Improving Boys' Literacy CPD

    Develop an understanding of evidence around the gender gap in literacy and try new approaches

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