School Consultancy

The Literacy Tree Learning Consultancy work with schools and directly with Local Authorities specialising in improving all aspects of Primary Literacy.

As experienced School Improvement consultants, we have established relationships with schools, who continue to ask us back to support class teachers and subject leaders with many aspects of managing and delivering the English Curriculum.  Our knowledge of how to use children’s literature is at the core of our work, as we strongly believe that all children have the right to be critical readers, thinkers and writers.
and that children’s lives can be enriched through quality literature. We work directly with teachers, subject leaders, deputy headteachers and headteachers and this can take many forms, such as:

  • Action planning
  • Planning support
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Managing, reading and interpreting data
  • Supporting teacher assessment
  • Book and planning scrutinies

We also work with schools on short term and long term projects where a focus has arisen from a data need, such as boys' writing.

Commonly we are bought in in blocks and schools choose how to spread this support out, or whether to have it all at once so that everyone can receive some support – this is completely up to the individual need of a school. Prior to our first consultancy visit, we would have a meeting with the school management team to identify priorities and a long term vision.


"We have really loved working with The Literacy tree for the last two years - seeing a positive impact on the quality of teaching and learning with regard to all aspects of literacy.  We now consider The Literacy Tree team an essential and integral part of the Woodmansterne team.  
The consultant has provided extensive bespoke training, advice and guidance, planning and teaching support which has ensured that our entire team (teachers and support staff) have been motivated and confident to provide inspiring and engaging lessons.  Staff training is always inspirational – providing staff with ideas and suggestions about how they can further improve their teaching and learning opportunities.  The book sequences provide staff with fantastic examples of how they can meet the needs of all the children whilst ensuring they are thoroughly engaged.
Highly recommended!"
Paul Robinson, Headteacher, Woodmansterne Primary School, Lambeth