NLT Primary Conference

From National Literacy Trust

Resource type: Conference or Trade Show

Price band: £

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): England - East Midlands

The National Literacy Trust Primary Conference 2024 will take place in-person on Thursday 21st March at Essex County Hall. The theme for this year’s conference is Better Together: Raising achievement through a collaborative approach to literacy.

Over the course of the day, delegates will hear from a range of expert speakers, practitioners and children’s authors discussing innovative teaching and learning approaches designed to boost literacy outcomes for all young people.

Key note speakers include:

  • Megan Dixon – Specialist literacy teacher, consultant and trainer working across both primary and secondary settings.
  • Marc Rowland – Expert on the effective use of Pupil Premium and author of the award-winning An Updated Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium.
  • Sonia Thompson, Hydeh Fayaz and Tracey Adams: Members of the leadership team at the Ofsted-rated outstanding St Matthew’s CofE Primary School and Research School in Birmingham.
  • Ruth Baker-Leask – Experienced primary school improvement consultant and Chair of the National Association of Advisers in English (NAAE).


  • Reading and Writing: A treasure hunt of the imagination with author Sita Brahmachari.
  • Lighting the Fuse: How reading lessons can help children to become lifelong readers with experienced teacher, researcher and education author James Clements.
  • Exploring the world through comics with Helen Jones, lecturer in Primary Education at the Institute of Education.
  • The Reading Framework through poetry with Sally Harrison and Kathy Ewers of Jupiter Education, an education services company based in Essex.
  • Readers and Writers: A collaborative journey with award-winning author Elle McNicholl.
  • Reading and Writing for Pleasure: A framework for practice with Professor Teresa Cremin and Helen Hendry from the Open University.

Cost: £150 per person. Premium NLT members receive a £25 discount per booking.

About National Literacy Trust: NLT is an independent literacy charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life. The charity runs literacy programmes, CPD training courses for teachers, and provides online resources and tools to its members. It also undertakes research into all aspects of literacy and campaigns to raise awareness of literacy issues.

Further resources:

  • Find out more about the work of the National Literacy and how to become a member here.
  • Find more literacy conferences through the year here.

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