English (primary)

  • 8 ways schools promote reading for pleasure
    Get everyone on the same page when it comes to a love of reading, and be inspired to create a school-wide book buzz with these strategies, resources and initiatives from schools and organisations.
  • Guided reading: planning template and guidance
    Download and customise our planning template to help you organise your guided reading provision effectively. Learn how to structure groups and assess pupils, and see examples of activities to improve comprehension.
  • Phonics: teaching programmes
    Get to grips with the DfE's list of phonics products and its core criteria for effective phonics teaching. Find out how three schools are using phonics programmes.
  • Raising attainment in writing (primary)
    Follow these steps to help you raise attainment in writing across your school. Know what good practice looks like and use it on a whole-school or teacher level.
  • Reading: how to organise high-quality provision
    Equip staff to excel when teaching reading, with top tips from the DfE's 2021 framework. Be clear on your responsibilities and those of your literacy lead, and find out how best to timetable reading.
  • Spelling: approaches and schemes (primary)
    See how schools motivate pupils and engage parents in spelling, including how 1 school creates a buzz with a termly spelling bee. Plus, find examples of spelling schemes for the National Curriculum.
  • Work scrutiny: writing (primary)
    Find out what you need to consider when conducting a work scrutiny for writing. Use our template and questions to help you carry one out.