What is Literature Works?

Literature Works provides a practical and supportive framework for the development  of language comprehension that benefits the whole primary school. Held in high regard by school leaders, Literature Works is tailored to the developmental needs of your school. We work with you. Literature Works provides a full range of termly ‘in-school’ and ‘central’ support for subject leads and class teachers. For example, schools can access training in relation to reading comprehension processes which support children to make sense of texts; how to approach the writing process in a way that motivates children, builds confidence and enables pupils to achieve more; develop ‘talk’ strategies that support pupil capabilities within reading and writing and, how to utilise these aspects when planning for fiction, non-fiction and poetry within English and across the curriculum.

100% of Head teachers agreed that LW represents good value for money and that involvement led to improved pupil outcomes and addressed objectives in school improvement plans.
(Independent Evaluation Report, commissioned by Newcastle City Council)

Through Literature Works, schools and libraries identify the best and most enjoyable reading opportunities for children and young people.
Tony Durcan OBE, Director of Culture, Libraries and Lifelong Learning

Literature Works is tangible within our learning environment. It acts as a cornerstone of our curriculum and teacher planning. Pupils are keen to explore the key ideas within a text through high quality discussion, text related activities, including drama and writing. Indeed, pupils see writing as purposeful and relevant. Planning for reading has led to an improved writing process that we believe enhances the standard of writing across our school.”
Mark Outterside, Headteacher, Westerhope Primary, Newcastle

The writing day has given me confidence. Inspiring. 
(Teacher CPD evaluation)

“Being a large school with an 86% EAL population Literature Works has had a huge impact on learning and teaching in our school. The whole approach has become an integral part of what we do with the creative curriculum based upon high quality, challenging texts. The children love reading and embrace the approach with gusto! The pupils love the author visits.”
Jane Mullarkey, Headteacher, Wingrove Primary School, Newcastle

Literature Works has reinvigorated our curriculum and created a new love for books and reading. It has really helped to focus teacher planning onto reading while also promoting reading for enjoyment and pleasure.”
Andrew Miller, Headteacher, Mowbray Primary School, Northumberland

 The day was inspirational, how to read a non-fiction text with children. Reciprocal reading ideas. The data and research that gives you the impact.
(Teacher CPD evaluation comment)

Literature Works has had a considerable impact on our curriculum this year; by delivering lessons using a book based approach the children`s engagement and enjoyment has soared. Author visits have been fantastic, the whole profile of reading has been raised. I look forward to building on these strategies into the second year and beyond.”
Barbara Brown, Headteacher, Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Newcastle

“Literature Works has brought literature to life! Staff return from CPD events excited and keen to get started in the classroom. CPD is delivered with expertise and inspiration.  Literature Works is having such a positive impact on the children`s love of books”
Lynn Boulton, Headteacher, Timothy Hackworth Primary School, Co Durham