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

Empathy Day 2023

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Empathy Week

Projects, programmes and workshops

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 ...

Englicious

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A library of free resources to support the teaching and learning of English grammar.

Englicious 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.

EMC logo

£

KS3, KS4 ...

English Grammar CPD Courses

CPD course

Online English grammar CPD courses for primary and secondary teachers.

Englicious logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

English Hubs

CPD resource, CPD course

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

English Hubs logo

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 ...

Fiction Express

Online learning and apps

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

Online learning and apps

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

Flash Academy logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Competition

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

Poetry Society logo

Free

KS3, KS4

Gobbledy Books School Book Fairs

School book fair

School Book Fair service for nurseries and primary schools offering high quality books at affordable prices.

Gobbledy Books logo

Free

KS1, EYFS

Grammar Explained

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A series of videos designed to engage pupils and parents with the primary grammar curriculum.

National Grid for Learning logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Great Books Guide

Booklists and book reviews

An annual guide to some of the best books for primary-aged children produced by BookTrust.

BookTrust logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Harry Potter Book Day

Event

Celebrate the magical world created in the best-selling Harry Potter series of books on 12th October 2023 .

Harry Potter Book Day logo

Free

KS2, KS3

Hay Festival Programme for Schools

Literature Festival

A free programme of in-person and online author events for pupils in primary and secondary schools in May.

Logo for Hay Festival

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

Henrietta Branford Writing Competition

Competition

An annual short-story writing competition for children aged 19 and under.

Henrietta Branford Competition logo

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

HfL Education: Consultancy and INSET Training

CPD course

Consultancy and INSET packages covering all aspects of English available for primary and secondary schools.

HFL Education logo

££

KS1, KS2 ...

HfL Education: CPD Training

CPD course

A programme of CPD training to support the literacy curriculum in EYFS, primary and secondary settings.

HFL Education logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Holocaust Memorial Day

Event

An international day of commemoration for all victims of the Holocaust and genocide.

Logo for HMD

£

KS1, KS2 ...

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