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Raising standards of literacy and numeracy

We want all teachers to become teachers of literacy and numeracy.

The National Literacy Programme (external link) and National Numeracy Programme (external link) outline the actions we will take to raise standards of literacy and numeracy.

The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) (external link) sets the skills we expect learners aged 5 to 15 to develop within literacy and numeracy. It places an expectation on schools to ensure literacy and numeracy skills are embedded throughout the curriculum.

LNF implementation support for schools is provided through the National Support Programme (external link).

Learners’ progress will assessed through the National Reading and Numeracy Tests (external link).