As schools across the country celebrate World Book Day today, and parents frantically try to dress their children up in their character of choice (and battle for the last Harry Potter scarf on ebay!), we take a look at the wider topic of literacy and what teaching professionals can do to help.
The National Literacy Trust recently (7 February 2017) reported there are ‘entrenched problems with literacy’ across England. Their report, in partnership with Experian, shows that 86% of constituencies across the county have at least one ward with serious literacy issues. This is something we are working hard to tackle and our specialist team has developed a number of solutions to help combat this for the schools we work with.
We work with our schools to ensure teachers and assistants have the skills they need to support children in their literacy development, providing a range of courses to equip professionals with the knowledge they need.
Through the Every Child Counts accredited training programmes, school leaders, teachers and teaching assistants are provided with professional development, training and resources. The programmes help schools raise achievement through a range of interventions to support children with literacy and develops teaching standards to sustain high achievement for all children.
Available accredited programmes:
- 1stClass@Writing – develops and improves all aspects of children’s writing
- Better Reading Support Partners – provides targeted and effective reading support for pupils in Years 1-10
- Readers Count – transforms reading for the lowest achieving children and raises standards for all children
- Project X Code – maximises the impact on pupils’ achievement
To find out more about how our Education & Skills team can help you support children in their literacy development, visit our page.