The One Education Reading Award illustrates the skills, commitment and knowledge shown by schools who build a successful reading curriculum, create an inviting reading environment and inspire children to read.
One Education’s Reading Award offers a huge range of resources for schools to access whilst providing schools with a criteria in order to work towards the accreditation of the One Education Reading Award. There are three sections within the award – Reading for Decoding, Reading for Understanding, and Reading for Enjoyment. The award gives schools the recognition that they deserve for the commitment and effort that they put into reading. Depending on the school and their reading journey so far, schools can choose to work towards the bronze, silver or gold award.
The DfE have highlighted their focus on improving reading and promote reading for pleasure; the award will illustrate, to all stakeholders, the priority that schools have given to providing children with the knowledge, skills, passion, and enthusiasm for reading - which will last the whole of their lives.
Kate Putt, Assistant Headteacher
Brooklands Primary School
The support that we received from Jo was invaluable. She provided fantastic demonstration lessons, practical resources and excellent ideas and advice about how to take guided reading forward in our school. All the staff from Reception to Year 6 now feel confident in delivering high-quality guided reading with the children, and are enthusiastic about planning sessions for the new year.
Reading Award Levels
The award will be achieved at one of three levels; bronze, silver or gold with the option to apply for the next level of award the following academic year.
The Award will help parents, governors, local schools, the wider community and Ofsted understand the importance that your school gives to reading. The DfE have highlighted their focus on improving reading and promote reading for pleasure; this award will illustrate the priority that the school has given to providing children with the knowledge, skills, passion and enthusiasm for reading, which will last the whole of their lives.
Below you will find a link to a collection of book lists which you can use to help with planning your Guided Reading sessions. These books also work well for teaching text based literacy and there is also a selection of books that work well for running book clubs in schools.
Making a case for books' was the theme of our second annual Literacy Conference on Thursday. Please click to view the highlights!
#LitConf17 showcased fantastic practitioners who shared a wealth of expertise with over seventy delegates at The Studio, Manchester. With a choice of twelve workshops, including John Murray, Liz Chamberlain, Pobble, Tim Taylor and many more; attendees were treated to a wide range of CPD focusing on all aspects of the Literacy curriculum. Keynote speakers Mat Tobin, Neil Griffiths and James Clements enthralled the audience with their knowledge and ideas surrounding Reading. In the words of Neil, who is featured in the clip below, we can be sure that every delegate left with the inspiration to light children's Reading flames and encourage a true love of Reading.
Here at One Education, we are already planning #LitConf18 and we hope to see you there.
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