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Half of teachers believe they are not knowledgeable enough to improve pupils’ literacy, new survey reports

Earlier this year, 2,326 education professionals completed a survey conducted by the National Literacy Trust. The results indicate that teachers require more support in order to teach the new national curriculum to the expected standard.

  • 51.7% of teachers feel that they lack the knowledge to support improving literacy standards in the classroom
  • 95.2% of teachers believe it is their duty to promote literacy, but only 42.4% say they have particular strategies for teaching it

Jonathan Douglas, the Trust’s director, said, “The research shows there is a gap between what they feel able to deliver and what they are expected to teach...teachers need more support to help them keep up with the latest requirements.”

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Read the National Literacy Trust survey