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Literacy Leadership Workshop

Northumbria University

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Effective leadership is key to improving literacy in secondary schools so that students can read, write and communicate effectively in all their subjects. 

This one-day workshop supports school literacy leaders and equips them to work across their school to ensure that subject specificity is prioritised over ‘general approaches’. Participants will:

  • Explore current practice

Review current school development plans and understand what ‘good’ statements of intent and provision for literacy look like. Examine data and other evidence to inform the vision.

  • Investigate planning for effective implementation

Define the challenges and plan for developing key literacy leadership roles and shared responsibilities, including CPD learning and planning to support colleagues.

  • Examine models for monitoring and evaluating impact

Explore the EEF DIY Evaluation resource and EEF Implementation Guide, and further resources available including those developed by the National Literacy Trust.

  • Reflect on school needs and begin action planning

Understand policy writing, planning for appropriate interventions and creating subject-specific literacy plans. Identify further training priorities and plan for embedding literacy progress in curriculum development.


  1. Why literacy? The route to improvement
  2. Auditing and creating the vision
  3. Strategic planning
  4. Supporting colleagues
  5. Review, next steps and evaluation

This course is delivered by the National Literacy Trust and part funded by Northumbria University.

Cost: £100 per delegate 

Lunch included

Event Details

Northumbria University
Coach Lane Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne


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