School Development

The will to read influences the skill and vice versa (OECD, 2002)

If you want to enrich your school’s practice, make stronger links with parents around reading and ensure all staff are well positioned to nurture life-long readers, then consider the year long OU Reading Schools Programme: Building a Culture of Reading and make use of this research-informed site.

It is based upon the OU/UKLA Teachers as Readers research project which, undertaken in 5 Local Authorities across England, influenced both policy and practice and revealed key elements which enable teachers to build interactive reading communities.

Then you could invite staff to review their practice, undertake a children’s survey to ascertain their views and make use of the document School Development Strategies as it offers ways forward for the whole staff.

In this short film Professor Teresa Cremin discusses the benefits of reading for pleasure and research findings.