Literacy Tree Authors

Anthony Legon (he/him/his)

Co-CEO/Co-Founder

Anthony has a background in English Literature with a focus on children's literature and drama and has taught children in Key Stages 1 and 2 in Primary Schools across London. He has worked as an English Subject Leader and an Advanced Skills Teacher in schools in Merton and Islington, where he developed book-based provision. Later, Anthony became a Local Authority Literacy Consultant for a central London authority and within this role led on the development of new training using engaging, high-quality texts to create equally high-quality written outcomes before setting up Literacy Tree with Lynn Sear.  Anthony is also an experienced Key Stage 1 and 2 moderator, running training for moderators. When not working, he be found making coffee using wide variety of gadgets and practising his Spanish!

Get in Touch: anthony@literacytree.com

A selection of resources from Anthony Legon

Blogs & Book lists from Anthony Legon

10/02/2022
Identifying the Differences Between  Short, Longer and Extended Writing

Identifying the Differences Between Short, Longer and Extended Writing

Every resource we write, that forms part of the Literary Curriculum, uses the book as the main driver for any writing that takes place within the sequence.  Each sequence journeys through the text and we ensure the writing outcomes match…

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30/06/2021
LGBTQ+ Book List

LGBTQ+ Book List

Representation is important and we believe it's vital that children see their realities reflected in literature and that they have the opportunity to learn about the history of significant LGBTQ+ people. Many of the LGBTQ+ children's books here have existed…

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24/03/2021
Cautionary Tales

Cautionary Tales

A year on from the first national lockdown and it would be safe to say we have all learnt a thing or two about ourselves in the last twelve months.  Some of those lessons will have been obvious (the benefits…

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07/03/2021
Introducing our Recover and Catch Up Curriculum

Introducing our Recover and Catch Up Curriculum

We write this on the eve of all children returning to school in England. As we have explored in previous blogs, the needs of children on return will be hugely varied depending on their experiences of home learning so far. It will be a very welcome change…

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01/09/2020
Back to School: All Change

Back to School: All Change

Change: a word that we in the teaching profession are over familiar with and experts at dealing with.  In the classroom no one day is ever a facsimile of another and the best-laid plans so often end up in the…

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28/05/2020
Books as Therapy: Designing a Recovery Curriculum

Books as Therapy: Designing a Recovery Curriculum

When it is safe for most children to return to school, we know we won’t be able to pick up where we left off.  Things have changed.  Schools won’t straight away look, or feel, or be the places they once were. Children won’t be…

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