Improving literacy in key stage 2

Updated guidance has been published to help teachers and school leaders to maximise the quality of their key stage 2 literacy provision.

The Improving literacy in key stage 2 guidance has been updated by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) based on the latest updates to its Teaching and Learning Toolkit evidence summaries.

The update includes new visual models to support practitioners in breaking down the complexity of developing children’s reading and writing skills.

It also provides further exemplification of how the seven core recommendations can be “meaningfully implemented into day-to-day teaching practice”.
The recommendations themselves remain consistent with those provided in the previous iteration, published in 2017. These encourage schools to:

The report was produced in consultation with expert academics and practitioners and offers guidance for senior leaders, literacy leads and teachers in all primary settings.
This guidance is part of a series providing evidence-based advice for improving teaching in key areas for schools, including feedback, professional development and mathematics.

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