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Reading Schools Framework

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

Type: Programme documentation
Level: Core, Silver, Gold
Audience: Primary, Secondary
Key area: 1.2.1 Reading leadership group, 1.2.2 Learner role modelling, 1.2.3 Visible staff role modelling across the school, 1.2.4 Staff development, 1.2.5 Staff knowledge of contemporary children’s literature, 1.3.1 Whole-school action plan, 1.3.2 School environment, 1.3.3 National events and celebrations, 1.5.1 Access to high-quality books, 2.2.1 Regular opportunities to read for pleasure, 2.2.2 Interdisciplinary book projects, 2.3.1 Modelling reading behaviours, 2.3.2 Staff meaningful conversations around books, 2.3.3 Creating learner social networks, 2.3.4 Opportunities for learners to respond to what they’re reading, 2.3.5 Access to authors, 2.5.1 Raising the profile of reading with families, 2.7.1 Partnerships within local community, 3.2.1 Rewarding progress and recognising personal achievements, 3.2.2 Monitoring progress
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COVID-19 update

As well as the framework details for Core, Silver and Gold levels below, we have also created an additional Reading Schools framework to support blended learning. This resource provides ideas and adaptions for your Reading Schools action plan during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reading Schools framework to support blended learning

The Key Areas are mapped against (this will open in a new window)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.

Core level

1.2 Leadership of Learning

1.3 Leadership of change

1.5 Management of resources to promote equity

2.2 Curriculum

2.3 Learning, Teaching and Assessment

2.5 Family Learning

3.2 Raising Attainment and Achievement

Silver level

1.2 Leadership of Learning

1.3 Leadership of change

1.5 Management of resources to promote equity

2.2 Curriculum

2.3 Learning, Teaching and Assessment

2.5 Family Learning

3.2 Raising Attainment and Achievement

Gold level

1.2 Leadership of Learning

1.3 Leadership of change

1.5 Management of resources to promote equity

2.2 Curriculum

2.3 Learning, Teaching and Assessment

2.5 Family Learning

2.7 Partnerships

3.2 Raising Attainment and Achievement

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