Whole School Improvement

Reading for pleasure is the single most important indicator of a child’s future success

Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation

This section of the site is open to schools working with us to ensure Reading for Pleasure (RfP) is  part of their culture and ethos. 

Working in partnership, we support schools’ RfP development journeys and enable English leaders to create case studies of the implementation process – the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of their improvement strategies. Whilst each case study is unique, responding to specific school needs, they all demonstrate the difference that consistent evidence-informed change can make to staff knowledge and practice, and significantly to children as readers.

The majority of the case studies pay focused attention to professional knowledge of children’s literature and other texts, and many depending on their aims, describe work which encompasses more than one aspect of RfP pedagogy. Nonetheless we have notionally allocated each to a core finding from the research (Cremin et al., 2014).

Explore the case studies

Findings Teachers’ knowledge of children’s literature and other texts Teachers’ knowledge of children’s reading practices Reading for pleasure pedagogy Social reading environments Reading aloud Independent reading Informal book talk Reading Teachers: teachers who read and readers who teach Reading communities