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Literacy Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.
Ministry of Education.

Applications open for Better Start Literacy Approach

Mum and child on mat reading.

The Better Start Literacy Approach is provided by the University of Canterbury and provides professional support for new entrant and year 1 teachers and literacy specialists.

It focuses on the link between spoken and written language and supports the use of the Ready to Read Phonics Plus books.

The professional support provides teachers with coaching, online learning, and in-class support to apply and embed the teaching strategies. Applications open 6 September and close 30 September for Terms 1 and 2, 2022.

You can find more information about BSLA on Literacy Online.

If you have questions, contact your MoE key regional contact or email  foundational.learning@education.govt.nz.

Published on: 10 Aug 2021


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