The National Literacy Trust is a charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. With a focus on families, young people and children, it works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, where it is estimated that up to 40 per cent of people have literacy problems. To find out more, visit the National Literacy Trust website.
Bexley identified comprehension as an issue at the transition stage, and worked with us over 6 months to pilot our innovative 'Red Stone of Calcutta' intervention with Parkway Primary School, Gravel Hill Primary and Erith Academy Secondary.
As an organisation we are always trying to expand our understanding of literacy, why people struggle to read and how we can offer the strongest possible solution. We are proud to have worked with Professor John MacBeath of the University of Cambridge to explore several critical themes including stigma, independence and setting. Read the fascinating report Reading More Wisely