Information for schools
Before a school considers making use of Accelerated Literacy (AL), it needs to think about:
- dedicating specific resources
- setting priorities for time and energy
- making a whole-school commitment (including the school council) to AL and NALP for all teaching and management staff.
The AL methodology requires teachers to take on an alternative way of teaching literacy that creates a supportive and structured learning environment which helps even the most marginalised students to learn in a positive way.
Some state education authorities provide training and support for teachers seeking to make use of the methodology. In some cases, such as the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training, this has included ongoing school-based support and demonstration lessons. You should contact the literacy specialists in your own state or territory education authority or jurisdiction for details of any specific AL support currently available.