“We are delighted to be supporting this initiative. Reading is incredibly important and encouraging children to enjoy literature helps develop a habit that lasts a lifetime.”
[Andy Parkinson, National Literacy Trust]
Following a rigorous audit of provision through discussions and activities with children, parents, teachers, leaders and governors, 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 children.
In October 2019, Ball Green Primary School received the ‘Silver Award’ through the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark (RQM) in recognition of its commitment to promoting ‘reading for pleasure’ throughout the school.
In order to attain this award, the school was assessed across six themes:
- Leadership and management;
- Workforce development;
- Reading promotion;
- Reading events and groups;
- School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment;
- Family/community involvement/ public library service.
Following its increased and continued commitment to promote the enjoyment of reading, Ball Green Primary School is eager to achieve a Gold Award in the summer of 2020.