The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark is a special award, created in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, aimed at promoting reading for enjoyment. At Liverpool Central Library, Mrs Sergeant, Mrs Burns and a group of six children went along to a lovely ceremony to celebrate reading in our school. We were awarded Silver in recognition of our commitment to promoting reading for pleasure.
As part of gaining the quality mark, our assessor, Rita Byrne came to see what makes reading so great at Our lady Immaculate. She interviewed some children, parents and staff. Children were seen reading for pleasure independently, as well as in guided reading and whole class reading. Our book corners and displays were explored and there was a tour of our school. She was very impressed and in her report said;
“The whole school community demonstrates that reading for pleasure is central to the school’s ethos and culture.”
“The attractive school environment positively promotes and supports reading for pleasure.”
She particularly liked the way our children have opportunities to read:
“Opportunities for independent reading are a key element of the curriculum and the school day. Children appreciate the opportunity to read for pleasure as part of their school reading experience, including the dedicated ‘RFP’ sessions and enjoy the regular experience of adults reading to them.
A good range of quality texts is available in all classes and in the school library to support reading for pleasure in school and at home.”
We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in driving us all forward to increase reading for pleasure including school staff and parents who have given tremendous support with all events and activities and of course the children who have engaged so well with our Reading for Pleasure ethos.