Premier League Reading Stars (KS2 and KS3 pupils)

Provider: National Literacy Trust
£300.00 (no VAT on this item)

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Description A reading intervention programme from The National Literacy Trust, that captures the motivational power of football to inspire young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. It delivers statutory requirements of the new national curriculum. 
Duration One day training for staff, followed by 12 weekly 'training' sessions for pupils

National Literacy Trust's website
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, KS2, KS3, English / Literacy, Out of school, In school, Physical resource
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Improved pupil reading levels and more positive attitudes to reading.

Evidence underpinning this approach

In 2014 we undertook an in-depth research study into the impact of the programme. Among other points, our evaluation shows:

  • 3 out of 4 children make at least 6 months’ progress in reading in just 10 weeks
  • 1 child in 3 makes a year’s progress, or more
  • The number of children who say they enjoy reading "very much" is more than double
  • The number of children who read everyday is more than double
  • 7 out of 10 say that they are now proud to be readers

Read more on the Premier League Reading Stars impact pages of the National Literacy Trust website.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Our evaluation will capture the programme’s success in achieving the following outcomes:

  • Reading attainment
  • Enjoyment of reading
  • Knowledge of own reading preferences
  • Reading confidence
  • Attitudes towards reading
  • Reading frequency

For 2015, in order to assess impact we recruited 30 PLRS schools, libraries and a PRU to take part in our evaluation. All schools, libraries and PRUs submitted pupils’ attainment data at the beginning and end of the programme. We asked pupils to complete an online attitudinal questionnaire at the beginning and end of the programme. We visited schools, libraries and PRUs where we conducted Focus Group activity with pupils and practitioners. This evaluation will be published later in 2015. 

Follow-up activities and support
  • Membership of the National Literacy Trust’s network
  • Free training for teachers on programme delivery. Training sessions will be held regionally across England and Wales
  • The opportunity to attend an event at a football ground
  • Free books to help with the delivery of the programme. These 20 books are especially chosen to appeal to reluctant readers
  • Entry to a new PLRS Competition with the chance for pupils to win tickets to Premier League matches
  • Access to our updated website with interactive challenges, competitions and quizzes
  • Recommended reading list for 2015-16 including the best of football-related reading online

Resources pack includes materials for 20 targeted pupils plus free staff training.

Go to NLT website for booking and ordering information or for more information send us an email at [email protected]


This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.