Literacy and numeracy skills are essential in order for young people to reach their potential.

The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) has been developed to help achieve our aim that the children of Wales are able to develop excellent literacy and numeracy skills during their time at school. In this section you can find all the latest information on the LNF.

You can explore the expectation statements,which set out the skills we expect learners to develop in school from ages 5 to 14. You can also view the guidance and training materials that are available to support the introduction of the LNF.

Learners and parents/carers will benefit from a clearer understanding of the literacy and numeracy skills, learning needs and progression that the LNF will provide.

Schools will be assisted in implementing the LNF by a comprehensive National Support Programme that is tailored to address the needs of individual schools, learners and teachers.

See also: Frequently Asked Questions on the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) and the National Literacy Programme (NLP) and the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework and Tests consultation (external links).