The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark (RQM) has been developed to promote reading for enjoyment amongst children. The programme is open to all schools. They work towards a bronze, silver or gold award, which recognises their effort and achievement in working with pupils, parents, carers and the wider community to promote the joy of reading. Schools are assessed across six themes.
- Leadership and management
- Workforce development
- Reading promotion
- Reading events and groups
- School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment
- Family/community involvement/ public library service
This is a really valuable project, of which everyone at C.A.S. is excited to be a part. Mrs Jukes (English co-ordinator) is taking the lead role, ably supported by Miss Groves and all school staff.
At C.A.S. we dedicate a lot of time to encouraging our pupils to read, including dedicated daily reading for all groups in form time, a Reader of the Week Award in Praise, sessions in our school library and special time with our Reader in Residence. Parents and carers are expected to take every opportunity to read with their child on a daily basis, both at home and when they are out in the community. Watch this space for more information on activities and events, including ways in which parents, carers and volunteers can work with us to help our children enjoy a lifelong love of reading, with all the many benefits this brings.