Our programmes

We run programmes to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities.

Early years programmes

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    Early Words Together

    Early Words Together helps parents support their young child’s literacy and language development.
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  • EWT

    Early Words Together at Two

    Early Words Together at Two is an adaptation of our Early Words Together programme, designed specifically for families of two-year-olds.
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Primary programmes

  • 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...
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  • Theo Walcott PLPS

    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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  • 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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    NewsWise

    Through NewsWise, we help teachers empower pupils to access, understand, analyse and participate in the news.
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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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  • 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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  • Leicester Tigers

    Rugby Reading Champions

    Rugby Reading Champions helps children aged 9 to 11 improve their reading skills with exciting rugby-themed lessons.
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  • Puffin World of Stories

    Puffin World of Stories

    Puffin World of Stories equips primary schools with the books, materials, training and resources they need to champion reading for pleasure across the whole school, and...
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Secondary programmes

  • Skills Academy breakdance

    Skills Academy

    Skills Academy helps Year 7 and 8 students improve their reading, rewarding their progress by teaching them exciting freestyle football tricks, beatbox techniques and...
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  • Barbican workshop - Young Writers: Poetry

    Lyric Masters

    Lyric Masters uses songwriting to encourage secondary school students to write for pleasure and purpose.
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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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    Words for Work: Women in Leadership

    Girls and young women develop the literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence they need to achieve their potential.
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  • Words for Work

    Words for Work: KS3

    Business volunteers bring workplace communication into the classroom to unlock students' speaking and listening skills.
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    Words for Work: Post-16

    Businesses open their doors to students giving them an insight into literacy and communication.
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Adult programmes

  • Books Unlocked

    Books Unlocked

    Books Unlocked supports those in prisons and young offender institutions, as well as others in community settings such as schools and libraries, to read for enjoyment.
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  • HM YOI Aylesbury

    Inside Stories

    Inside Stories supports those in young offender institutions through the power of reading, helping them to lead productive and fulfilling lives while in custody and upon...
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