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The FV&WL RIC Literacy Workstream

Welcome! Literacy is the key to ensuring equity, effective participation and excellence – moving from enabling to empowering our learners and their communities. Each local authority recognises that by improving attainment levels in reading and writing, children and young people will be able to achieve more. By working across and through the collaborative, combining resources, creativity and expertise, we will be empowered to transform learning.

The RIC Literacy PTs are Chiara Sportelli and John Sherry who work with members of the extended workstream: Emma McFarland (Clacks); Hayley Cleland (Stirling); Yvonne McBlain (Falkirk); Carol Turnbull (Falkirk); Marion Cochrane (West Lothian); Maureen McNaughton (West Lothian); Helen Fairlie (Education Scotland); Trish Leeson (Education Scotland); Helena Barrett-Duncan (Scottish Book Trust).


Literacy Workstream Aim

To develop collaborative learning approaches which build staff capacity to deliver high quality literacy learning experiences for all.

What do we want to do?

  • Directly support practitioners to develop their knowledge, understanding and application of research informed pedagogy which is proven to improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • Develop face to face and digital collaboration between practitioners within and across local authorities to promote leadership at all levels.
  • Support reflection on learners’ performance which results in continuous improvement   – raising attainment and closing poverty related attainment gaps.

The Literacy Academy was established in January 2020 to provide resources and programmes to support practitioners in closing the poverty related attainment gap in literacy. Since the lockdown in March 2020 all programmes and webinars have been on line. Please see our posts for resources, recordings and webinar details and follow us on Twitter for daily updates: @fvwlriclit

Please sign up for sessions via CPD Manager or make contact using our Get in Touch page.


Literacy Plan Summary 2020-21