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"I feel happy when I read. Books make me laugh. I can write a letter to my Dad," Bradley.

Welcome to the International Literacy Centre

The International Literacy Centre promotes literacy education from age 2 to 13 (Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 3). It brings together the highest quality of professional support to enable all children to achieve excellence in literacy.


What we do:

Reading Recovery - an accredited school based programme for six year olds who are the lowest attaining in reading and writing. It enables them to reach age-expected levels within 20 weeks.  Further info / Apply for the Reading Recovery teacher training 


GROW@KS2 - an accredited school based literacy programme for struggling learners in Years 3 and 4.  Further info / Apply for the GROW@KS2 teacher training

GROW@KS3 - an accredited, research based literacy programme for Year 7 students with literacy skills at National Curriculum level 3 or below.  Further info / Apply for the GROW@KS3 teacher training

Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark - a school award from UCL Institute of Education that supports schools to improve the quality of literacy provision and outcome for all pupils.  Further info / Apply for the Quality Mark

Which Book and Why,  Using Book Bands and book levels for guided reading in KS1 - this publication explores how teachers can implement guided reading more effectively, how to develop word-reading skills, reading for meaning and reading for information.  Further info / how to order

Consultancy - bespoke consultancy provided by the ILC national leaders who are experts in literacy learning and literacy difficulties internationally.  Conference keynotes, INSET sessions, short courses, summer schools may be tailored to the needs of schools, local authorities and publishers.  Further info