Working in partnership with the Priority Area Local Partnership Boards in Derby and Nottingham, the Department for Education is funding a programme of literacy support to improve English results at KS2 and KS4.

Led by a consortium of local, trusted providers, the programme will provide evidence-based activities to address the priorities identified by the Local Partnership Boards. In Derby, the Board has prioritised KS2 literacy and KS3/4 reading and writing. In Nottingham, the Board has prioritised cross-phase reading and KS2 writing.

All state-funded primary, secondary and special/alternative provision schools within the Derby and Nottingham Local Authority areas are eligible for support through this programme. The level of involvement will vary, dependent on school need.

Introducing the consortium