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Our framework

Our framework details the Key Areas that we consider crucial to building and sustaining a whole-school reading culture.

The Key Areas are mapped against How Good is Our School? 4. Under each of the Key Areas we detail the actions necessary to become a Reading School and advance to Silver and Gold level.

To be accredited as a Reading School, a school must provide evidence of how they have achieved the standard described under each of the Key Areas.

Find out more about each framework level:

Core

Core accreditation comprises the foundational work key to building a reading culture in school and focuses on reading routines and the school environment

Core framework

Silver

Silver accreditation is based around schools providing additional opportunities to broaden their learners’ experiences, such as engaging with authors, visiting libraries, and bringing in other outside expertise.

Silver framework

Gold

Gold accreditation involves schools sharing the enthusiasm and expertise they have developed as a Reading School with their communities through, for example, working with other schools in their cluster, intergenerational projects in their communities, and partnerships with local businesses.

Gold framework