Hachette launches new partnership with the National Literacy Trust

Hachette have unveiled a three-year partnership with the National Literacy Trust today that puts inclusion at its heart.

In the first year of our partnership, the partnership will help primary school children who’ve been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 to develop the reading skills they need to catch up. Hachette and the National Literacy Trust will work closely with 25 schools in areas where low literacy skills are intrinsically linked to high levels of deprivation and socio-economic disadvantage, looking at indicators of need such as the percentage of children receiving free school meals and the percentage of children from communities without English as a first language.

A key aim of the partnership is to inspire children to discover a love of reading through books which they see their own diversity reflected. The participating schools will receive free Reading Planet print and online resources as well as books from the Hachette Children’s Group. Plus 50 teachers will be given training to use Reading Planet and 250 parents will be given support to help them become more confident in supporting their children’s reading at home.

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Sign up for the National Literacy Trust 2021 online primary conference 'Literacy by Stealth' here. This inaugural event takes place from 9th-13th March 2021 and will explore how popular culture can support literacy. Experts from across sport, technology, the news, comics and graphic novels, with the teachers who have used these media to great effect in the classroom, will address how to transcend barriers between school and the home!



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