In their new book, the winners of the TES National Award for Outstanding Literacy Initiative share the secrets behind school improvement through raising literacy levels across the curriculum.
Graham Tyrer and Patrick Taylor draw on the successful literacy initiative that raised their school from good to outstanding, as well as their work in three UK schools with a range of Ofsted ratings. The 54 practical strategies are grouped into beginning, embedding, sustaining and evaluating stages and include ideas such as choosing the literacy focus of your school, involving students as literacy leaders and creating a 'Litbox'. Each entry details the literacy outcomes of the strategy, provides step by step guidance for implementing and sustaining it and includes feedback and tips for staff and students who have used it.
The Literacy Leader's Toolkit is a must read for all literacy coordinators and leaders who want to implement a whole-school programme , as well as for those teachers who are determined to improve the literacy provision in their classroom.
Bloomsbury Publishing; July 2013
- ISBN 9781441136411
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: The Literacy Leader's Toolkit
- Author: Graham Tyrer; Patrick Taylor
Imprint: Bloomsbury Education
In The Press
A must have guide for busy leaders! A great resource which provides at a glance, easy to apply strategies for improving standards of literacy for all learners to engage with.
About The Author
Graham Tyrer is headteacher of the highly successful and oversubscribed Chenderit School in Northamptonshire, UK. He has successfully helped lead two schools in challenging circumstances out of special measures and delivers training in Literacy Across the Curriculum throughout the country.
Patrick Taylor is deputy head of Chenderit School in Northamptonshire, UK. He was formerly head of English and also works part time as a school inspector for Ofsted. He has delivered training for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust in Literacy Across the Curriculum.