The ERW Literacy team consists of centrally based Regional Lead for Literacy & Numeracy along with Mathematics and Literacy specialists based within the six local authorities. We are committed to working purposefully and collaboratively towards achieving consistently high quality teaching and learning experiences with a strong focus on maximising impact on outcomes and raising standards.

We have an effective working partnership with schools and an agreed regional menu of support which schools are able to access according to identified needs. This type of support includes intervention and professional development opportunities that are provided in different ways, including training by subject specialists and school-to-school support. Support is also often bespoke to individual practitioners, key stages, departments and schools’ needs.

Our work is underpinned by sound pedagogical approaches and aligned with National, regional and local priorities, Estyn recommendations and EIG priorities.

We support schools in their implementation and analysis of National Tests (Years 2 to 9). (see guide for parents/carers – link here).We have a strong culture of supporting schools to use test results diagnostically to identify strengths and areas for development, thus enabling schools to meet pupils’ specific literacy needs and use this to inform their planning. 

Useful information

ERW Literacy Professional Learning Programme

For further information regarding course aims, venue, times and booking contact details, please click on the relevant authority:

LA Training Events / Digwyddiadau hyfforddi ALl



Swansea / Abertawe

Carmarthenshire / Sir Gar

Pembrokeshire / Sir Benfro



There are many resources within the Hwb platform which can be used by schools and their pupils to develop literacy and digital competency skills.