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Do you have a query about Reading Schools or how to use our website? Here are some answers to help with the most frequently asked questions.

General FAQs

Is there a cost to Reading Schools?

How long does it take to become a Reading School? Are there deadlines?

How long does my Reading Schools accreditation last?

My school doesn’t value reading for pleasure and it’s not in our improvement plan. How do I convince everyone to take part?

How hard is it to become an accredited Reading School?

Where can I find support?

Can more than one teacher in my school upload evidence?

We don’t have a school librarian/library, can we still take part?

Where can I find funding for books, library furniture, creative reading spaces?

Is Reading Schools just for primary schools?

Can schools outside of Scotland take part?

Dashboard FAQs

How do I sign up to Reading Schools?

What can I do on my first time logging into Reading Schools?

What should I do if I've forgotten my password?

Can I change the lead contact?

How do I change or add a new school to my Reading Schools account?

Can I invite other users to our Reading Schools application?

How do I leave or remove a user from our Reading Schools account?

How do I produce an Action Plan?

Can I change my Action Plan once it has been accepted?

How do I produce an Evidence Plan?

How long do I have, after creating an action plan, before I have to submit my evidence?

What is the difference between comments and quotes in the evidence plan?

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