Reading Quality Mark awarded to more schools

Another 19 schools attended a Celebration Event at Central Library to be presented with their Liverpool Reading Quality Mark awards.

It is the fourth successful cohort to have achieved the Reading Quality Mark and brings the total number of successfully accredited Liverpool schools to 82.

The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark Award supports schools in celebrating the work they do to ensure that Liverpool pupils make excellent progress in reading and become life-long readers for pleasure. In order to achieve this prestigious award, schools had to assess their practice in reading against a robust set of criteria. Schools were then assessed by officers from School Improvement Liverpool and awarded the Quality Mark at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

Councillor Lana Orr, Mayoral Lead for Primary education, said: “The Reading Quality Mark is giving so many Liverpool children an opportunity to read for pleasure and the work of schools their staff and students is rightly recognised and celebrated.

“The work being done to raise the profile of reading will create a new generation of readers and ensure our young people fulfill their true potential.”

School Improvement Liverpool developed the Reading Quality Mark in response to the Mayor of Liverpool’s Education Commission, working with and supported by a wide range of stakeholders, including the Liverpool Learning Partnership and National Literacy Trust. The Reading Quality Mark celebrates excellent practice within Liverpool schools across the city.

School Improvement Liverpool is a key partner in the drive to make Liverpool the country’s foremost reading city working with City of Readers – www.cityofreaders.org.

Research shows that children and young people who develop positive attitudes to reading and read for enjoyment are more likely to develop better literacy skills and improved life opportunities.