National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust is a charity that has worked with schools since 1993, providing innovative resources, information and support. Over 30,000 teachers, librarians and other professionals have benefited from our networks.

The National Literacy Trust Network brings together school and other education professionals from across the UK to help them share their knowledge and experience in improving children's literacy skills. The network includes:
• A bank of resource, toolkits and competitions
• Webinars from literacy experts
• Whole-school literacy evaluation tools
• Weekly news updates
• Local network meetings
• Discount on our services and external providers

It costs just £100 per school for a year’s membership, which is easily off-set if you take advantage of the discounts available.

National Literacy Trust Training (
• Talk for Writing (
Transform pupils’ narrative writing with this interactive storytelling approach developed by former headteacher and literacy expert Pie Corbett with the Primary National Strategies
• Promoting speaking and listening (
Turn your secondary school students into powerful communicators with this innovative cross-curricular approach. Based on Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing methodology, this one-day session with literacy expert Julia Strong will show you how to raise standards across the curriculum.

National Literacy Trust Conferences (
The National Literacy Trust offers a wide range of training conferences for schools and foundation years on techniques and approaches to literacy, as well as guidance on developing whole-school strategies in all areas of literacy (reading, writing, speaking, listening). You can read more about their full programme on their website -