Ensuring literacy success for every student

What we do

Our services


Literacy Impact provides expert support, training and consultancy for Principals in leading literacy instruction and Response to Intervention, whole school improvement and schoolwide consistency in the science of reading and writing.

Literacy Leaders

Literacy Impact supports literacy teams with online masterclasses and coaching, that translates evidence-based literacy research into actionable school-wide approaches, to enable optimal literacy success for every student.


Literacy Impact supports teachers and education assistants with strength based online masterclasses and coaching to build capacity in the science of reading, within a culture of data informed practice; to achieve literacy success for every student.

Professional Learning and Events

Literacy Impact provides professional learning and webinars for schools in person and via Zoom, in the reading science and Response to Intervention.

Instructional Coaching

Literacy Impact provides 1:1 and small group strength based instructional coaching and mentorship in the science of reading, data informed practice, whole school literacy leadership and literacy planning.



Tell me: How do I teach high quality phonics?

8 December 2021

“I start my ATP next week and I have no idea how to teach phonics.” This was a conversation I […]

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Response to intervention: The key to ensuring social equity in literacy education

29 September 2022

Also known as RTI, response to intervention is a whole-school framework and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that is both preventative and responsive in nature.

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Tackling the misalignment between evidence-based research and literacy approaches in schools: opinion

29 June 2021

On the first day of the school year as a graduate teacher I encountered a slap in the face. My day started brimming with confidence but that all changed when one boy walked through the door.

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Common questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Every student deserves high quality learning opportunities that lead to effective reading, writing and spelling skills; yet for one reason or another, too many children seem to ‘fall through the cracks’ in education. There is a huge danger in this as these children frequently become disengaged, develop negative behaviours, attitudes and self esteem; which contributes further to the achievement divide (Moon, 2005). Addressing the needs of all learners, while also implementing prevention frameworks can be achieved through an approach referred to as ‘Response to Intervention’ (RTI). With an effect size of 1.07, (Hattie and Zierer, 2017), RTI is considered to be extremely successful in terms of student progress and achievement, regardless of student ability.

Response to Intervention consists of a three-tiered approach to instruction. Tier 1 instruction, typically 80% of students, entails quality evidence based instruction and differentiation; Tier 2 instruction, which is typically 15% of students, is for students requiring small group intervention; and Tier 3 instruction, typically 5% of students, is for students that require targeted, individualized support, which includes students with learning disabilities.

RTI is based on the continuous cycle of teaching and learning (Plan, Teach, Review, Reflect) and provides ongoing opportunities to reflect on the impact of teaching and intervention programs; constantly seeking feedback from students about their learning and adjusting the instruction accordingly. RTI is a systematic approach to the provision of early intervention when students first experience academic difficulties.

In addition to the three tiers, RTI consists of: Universal Screening– early screening of all students to identify those at risk of academic difficulties; Progress Monitoring– student progress is monitored in an ongoing capacity; and Data Based Decision Making– where students are moved between the tiers based on their level of response to intervention.

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The Leading Literacy Impact Masterclass is a self-paced program delivered digitally to school leaders with an option of face to face professional learning for K-7 schools, starting in 2022.

Participants simply login to the Online Masterclass and work through the program at a convenient time for you. 
Your Literacy Leadership team should plan to invest 10-20 hours, with a massive return on investment of time.

You can space out the 10 modules over the course of a lengthy or shortened time period, at any pace you like. 
If you would like to find out more, download the brochure for early bird prices!

Yes Julie is available for speaking presentations. Feel free to get in touch for a chat to discuss your goals and requirements.

The 6 x 1 hour coaching blocks are available for schools to access support face to face or via Zoom, with a leadership team or team of teachers.

These sessions are aimed at targeting one specific goal for the school, such as:

  • implementing or tweaking the writing approaches across a school
  • implementing a Literacy Block based on the Science of Reading
  • implementing or tweaking a Response to Intervention preventative framework across the school
  • developing a streamlined Literacy Enhancement Plan aligned the school’s vision with evidence based research
  • Implementing high rigour differentiation approaches
  • Effective use of data to pinpoint student literacy needs and plan for next steps in planning, differentiation and intervention
  • Writing and implementing high impact Documented Plans with SMART targets for students with literacy difficulties

These sessions all focus on building on the current strengths of the school and may also be in addition to other professional learning sessions.



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