Welcome to The Literacy Company

Inspire ¦ Support ¦ Develop

The Literacy Company is a team of dedicated consultants who work closely with schools to enhance the curriculum and to improve standards in English. Established in September 2013 by Linda Neill and Catherine Richardson, the company is now a small, dynamic team of associates with a shared vision for literacy.

Our aim is to share practical, effective and enjoyable strategies to enhance classroom teaching. We are passionate about literacy and aim to share this with teachers and children alike, working alongside head teachers and senior leaders to support whole school improvement of literacy across a range of schools.

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Pathways to Write is built around units of work which develop spoken language, reading and writing skills through the mastery approach. Each unit will also provide effective teaching strategies to challenge greater depth writers. The units, for use with pupils from EYFS-Y6, provide clear detailed lesson plans and resources, linked to high-quality texts, to ensure engaging and purposeful English lessons.

Upcoming Training Courses

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These are just a few of our upcoming courses. You can view them all on our courses page 

Inspirational Resources

We provide a wide range of resources for learning and aiding teaching. Browse and buy resources for your classroom.


“The support The Literacy Company has provided for teachers within Ignite Teaching School Alliance has been exceptional. A carefully considered training plan devised by The Literacy Company is having a significant impact on the quality of teaching in Ignite schools. The Literacy Company are crucial to ensuring that we continue to improve outcomes for children across the Alliance.”

Steve Jevons, Head of School at St. Bernard’s RC Primary

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In both training and in-school support, we always endeavour to inspire through exciting and engaging texts