Schools are currently working towards the Reading Quality Mark. The Reading Quality Mark was created by School Improvement Liverpool working with the National Literacy Trust. This has been developed with a focus to promote reading for enjoyment amongst children.
Schools can be accredited with a bronze, silver or gold award, which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy of reading amongst their pupils. In order to attain these awards schools will be assessed across six themes, and whether they meet the criteria for bronze, silver or the gold award.
Key themes include:
- Leadership and management
- Workforce development
- Reading promotion
- Reading events and groups
- School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment
- Family/community involvement/ public library service
The work of schools towards the Reading Quality Mark has also been supported by colleagues from the Knowsley School Library Service. See their website for further details of support and resources available to schools.
The National Literacy Trust provide a wealth of material to support the development of reading.