Why choose the One Education Reading Award
The One Education Reading Award is a Reading Quality Standard for schools and settings. It is the only Reading Quality Mark that supports schools with the development of their entire Reading curriculum.
The process has been very supportive, really helping school improvement. We aren’t finished yet, but the award is already having a huge impact on raising the profile of reading across school.
We wanted to complete the award to offer an opportunity to evaluate our current and future work in reading. We found the process extremely supportive and powerful – it enabled our school to build on what we currently do and work on what we need to. Children’s outcomes and the quality of reading experiences vastly improved, with the award bringing collaboration and consistency.
We chose to work towards the award to raise the profile of reading in our school, to train staff on how to teach reading effectively and to help children enjoy reading more. Completing the award is raising the awareness and importance of reading for teachers, children and parents. It has been a turning point for our school.
How Does the Reading Award Work?
Schools can choose one of three awards to work towards:
- Bronze: good provision is evident in Reading
- Silver: excellent provision is evident in Reading
- Gold: excellent provision is embedded across all areas of Reading
Schools will then have one calendar year to complete the award, using the criteria and over 250 resources to guide their development of Reading. Throughout the process, schools will gather evidence for each of the criteria.
After a review of evidence is completed and successful you will have achieved your award.
Reading Award accreditation lasts for three years. It can then be renewed through a streamlined assessment process.
There are 3 packages for your school to choose from detailed below. Schools will also be assigned a Reading Award consultant to support their journey with advice and recommendations.
All packages include the following essentials:
● An individual Reading Award log on
● Access to the Reading Award criteria and guidance
● Access to the resources hub and secure evidence upload hub
● Access to online CPD including webinars
● Support via email
● An online evidence review and feedback
● A Reading Award plaque and logo on completion
Package 1 provides schools with online access to the Reading Award. This is ideal for schools who feel confident to work through the award without bespoke support. However, schools who purchase Package 1 can upgrade to an evidence review in school if they wish.
Our other packages offer bespoke in-school support in addition to all the essentials listed above. This support can be completed both remotely or face-to-face, depending on the preference of the school.
Package 2 offers 2 half days of in-school support.
Package 3 offers 4 half days of in-school support.
Examples of in-school support include: reviewing of current practice against the Reading Award criteria; reviewing book stock; conducting CPD training for staff and much more.
Reading Award for Secondary Schools
The Reading Award for Secondary Schools
Following the success of our Reading Award with primary schools, SEND schools and Alternative Provision settings, we have now developed our Secondary Reading Award. A strong Reading curriculum is crucial to a successful secondary-level education. By developing students’ reading, both for purpose and for pleasure, we can give them the very best chance to succeed at school and beyond.
Like the criteria used for primary schools, the Secondary Reading Award helps schools develop their Reading provision in three key areas:
- Reading for Fluency
- Reading for Meaning
- Reading for Enjoyment
Meeting the 'Standards for teachers’ professional development', our CPD is in line with DfE recommendations. Courses are designed to meet your needs and can be bespoke to you and your school with an aim improve pupil outcomes in Mathematics and increase engagement levels. You will be equipped with a range of knowledge, resources and skills whilst our specialists instil in you a love of the subject, enthusiasm and increased motivation.
Reading Award for Special Schools and Alternative Provision
Working in partnership with Bridgelea Primary School, Manchester, and Springwood Primary, Salford, we have adapted the Reading Award criteria to support special schools and alternative provision settings.
We aspire to support all children to access the many benefits that reading can bring. For more information on how we can support your school to develop your approach to Reading, please contact Laura Lodge.
Alongside Prospere Learning Trust, we are also developing plans to extend the Reading Award into secondary special schools and alternative provision settings.
How Businesses Support our Reading Award
By becoming one of our valued partners, businesses support us to develop reading in the schools where it is needed most and help us to make a huge difference to a school’s reading provision
We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities or work together with businesses to develop a bespoke CSR project that suits their particular needs.
A big thank you to all our Business Reading Champions!