Calendar of Events
The Literacy Year
Event
Resource Type Resource Type tooltip
Key Stage
Region Region tooltip
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Resource Provider
Corebooks

Booklists and book reviews

Corebooks is a free resource that helps primary schools choose the best children's books for their school or classroom libraries.

CLPE logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Costa Children's Book Award

Book awards

The Costa Children's Book Award is an annual award for a literary title written for children aged between 9 and 15.

Costa Book Awards logo

Free

KS2, KS3

Developing Reading for Pleasure: Engaging Young Readers

CPD course

A free online course to help practitioners develop and promote a Reading for Pleasure culture in their schools.

The Open University logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Discovering Children's Books

Lesson plans and teaching aids, Booklists and book reviews

A free online resource exploring the history of children's books from medieval fables to the present day. Includes writing activities, author videos and recommended booklists.

British Library logo

Free

KS1, KS2

EAL Assessment Framework

Assessment and progression

A digital EAL assessment tool for use in primary and secondary settings.

Logo for The Bell Foundation

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Framework Process CPD

CPD course

CPD training course to enable the development of a whole-school framework for EAL learners aged 6-16.

££££

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Guidance and Resources

Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD resource

Guidance documents and practical teaching resources to support all EAL learners.

Logo for The Bell Foundation

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Hub

Lesson plans and teaching aids, Assessment and progression

A library of literacy resources to support EAL pupils at all stages of English language proficiency.

Logo for Inclusion Hub

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Earth Day

Event

Earth Day is dedicated to raising awareness of, and engagement with, the environmental issues facing our planet.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Education Endowment Foundation

CPD resource

Summaries and guidance reports based on the latest educational research covering literacy and other areas of the curriculum and school management.

EEF logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Empathy Day

Event

Empathy Day celebrates the importance of empathy and the power of books to help young people develop a greater understanding of others.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Empathy Week

Event

A whole-school programme that uses the power of film to develop the key skill of empathy.

Empathy Week logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

EmpathyLab

Booklists and book reviews, CPD course

Booklists, CPD training and other resources that help promote and develop empathy through reading.

EmpathyLab logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

English & Media Centre CPD

CPD course

A programme of online CPD training for secondary teachers covering all aspects of the English curriculum.

£

KS3, KS4 ...

English Hubs

CPD resource, CPD course

A network of schools appointed to improve the teaching of early language acquisition, phonics and reading in England.

Free

KS1, KS2

Excelsior Award

Book awards

An annual award celebrating the best graphic novels and manga published for 9-18 year-olds.

Logo for Excelsior Award

£

KS2, KS3 ...

FCBG Children's Book Award

Book awards

The FCBG Children's Book Award is an annual award voted for entirely by children.

Logo for Children's Book Award

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Festival of Literature

Literature Festival

A winter programme of online author events for primary and secondary schools.

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Fiction Express

Digital platforms and tools

A platform that engages primary pupils with reading through the co-creation of online stories with professional children’s authors.

Fiction Express logo

£

KS1, KS2

Find a Storyteller

Author events

A directory of storytellers working in the UK.

Society for Storytelling logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

First News

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A weekly newspaper and associated literacy resources created for children between the ages of seven and fourteen.

First News logo

£

KS2, KS3

FlashAcademy

Digital platforms and tools

Digital platform for schools supporting classroom and remote learning of EAL from 45 home languages.

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Competition

An annual poetry competition open to all young people aged 11-17.

Foyle Young Poets Award logo

Free

KS3, KS4

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