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The Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark

The Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark from the International Literacy Centre provides access to evidence-based approaches to the teaching of literacy, literacy intervention, professional development and ways of engaging the whole school community to ensure that every child achieves a literate future.

Five inter-related areas of practice can be developed in partnership with the International Literacy Centre:

  1. Quality Teaching and Learning For All
  2. Targeted Intervention
  3. Progress and Pupil Voice
  4. Professional Development
  5. Parents, Carers and Partnerships

Achieving the Excellence in Literacy quality mark indicates that a school is doing everything possible to facilitate a literate future for every child. The self-evaluation framework seeks to be responsive to the character and individuality of schools in different contexts, whilst illustrating aspects of practice which successful schools

Excellence in Literacy: 5 Strands

1. Quality Teaching & Learning For All
2. Targeted Intervention
3. Progress & Pupil Voice
4. Professional Development
5. Parents, Carers & Partnerships
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The Quality Mark

The Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark can help schools to improve literacy provision and literacy outcomes for all children.
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Core Strands

The Excellence in Literacy Quality Mark self-evaluation framework supports the review of 5 connected areas of effective literacy provision.
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Applying for Evaluation

Primary schools of any type can apply for verification and award of the quality mark.
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Case Studies

Find out more about how successful schools develop excellent literacy provision, partnerships and professional development.