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Brown, Ariadne; Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2023
Many employers bemoan a lack of communication skills relevant to the workplace in their workforce, particularly with their younger intake. This report shows that providing young people who aren't confident communicators with structured oracy and writing activities as well as real-world opportunities to practise those skills with business…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Communication Skills, Career Development, Career Readiness
Christina Clark; Irene Picton; Jessie Ricketts – National Literacy Trust, 2023
Historically, reading has been emphasised more in primary than secondary education, with initiatives to support reading typically falling away as children move up the school system. Recent evidence shows high levels of reading need alongside minimal reading activity in secondary school students. Therefore, there is a pressing need to promote…
Descriptors: Reading, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This report outlines findings from the National Literacy Trust's tenth Annual Literacy Survey relating to children and young people's reading in 2020, in addition to findings from the Trust's survey of children and young people's reading during the COVID-19 lockdown. 58,346 children and young people aged 9 to 18 in the UK took part in the Annual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Age Groups
National Literacy Trust, 2019
In September 2018, the National Literacy Trust launched its Words for Work: Women in Leadership programme, in partnership with Lancôme and their global Write Her Future literacy initiative, to challenge inequalities in employment opportunities for young women from disadvantaged communities. Words for Work: Women in Leadership gives girls and young…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Postsecondary Education
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2019
How good a reader a child is relates to how financially capable they are. Indeed, this report shows that children and young people who have good reading skills are four times as likely to have good financial skills compared with their peers who have poor reading skills. The reasons for this link are complex, and we bring together three broad areas…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Money Management, Knowledge Level, Learning Motivation
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Read for Good commissioned the National Literacy Trust to evaluate the outcomes of their new pilot intervention, Stories in Schools. Stories in Schools uses professional storytellers to deliver enjoyable literacy workshops targeted at reluctant or struggling readers over a six-week period, in particular pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Recreational Reading, Reading Attitudes
Clark, Christina; Lant, Fay – National Literacy Trust, 2019
This report uses data from the National Literacy Trust's 2019 Annual Literacy Survey and the Great School Library Campaign to determine how many schools in the UK have had a writer visit in the last year, their reasons for organising the visit, and the relationship the visit had with children and young people's engagement with reading and writing.…
Descriptors: Authors, Writing Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Children
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina; O'Keefe, Sinead; Choli, Marilena; Gliksten, Hannah – National Literacy Trust, 2019
In recent decades, a growing dependence on digital forms of communication has brought with it exciting visions of the potential for technology to support learning. This report aims to explore the potential role of technology in addressing the gender and disadvantage gap in young people's literacy attitudes and outcomes. It combines insights from a…
Descriptors: Literacy, Economically Disadvantaged, Males, Secondary School Students
National Literacy Trust, 2018
The Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills, run by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Literacy and the National Literacy Trust, as well as partners Facebook, First News and The Day, has gathered a wealth of evidence over the past year on the impact of fake news on children and young people, as well as the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Deception, News Reporting
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars programme (PLRS) is a reading intervention for children aged 8 to 13 that captures the motivational power of football to inspire children and young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. PLRS is delivered by teachers and librarians. The programme delivers statutory…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Children, Early Adolescents
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2014
The evaluation of the Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) programme in 2013 has established that the intervention is having a positive impact on the attainment of participating children in reading and writing: Three out of four children made at least six months' progress in just ten weeks. One child in three made a year's progress or more. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
Clark, Christina; Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2013
Using secondary sources as well as National Literacy Trust survey data, this short report outlines how important young people think literacy skills are to their employment prospects and what skills they believe are particularly important. It also briefly outlines the important role that technology plays in the lives of young people and the degree…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Skill Development, Young Children
Melvin, Sally; Kenwright, Laura – National Literacy Trust, 2012
The National Literacy Trust's Words for Work programme is an innovative way for schools and businesses to join forces and address the nation's employability. Volunteers from the corporate world are partnered with secondary schools within their community to explore speaking and listening in the workplace through a range of workshops, aiming to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Communication Skills, Self Esteem, Comprehensive Programs
National Literacy Trust, 2011
This document analyses and evaluates the findings of the second pilot year of the National Literacy Trust's speaking and listening project, Words for Work. This year's project worked with 219 year 9 pupils across England, and engaged 91 volunteers from the business community to facilitate group work that encouraged pupils to investigate their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Business Relationship, Pilot Projects