Welcome to the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign
What is the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign?
It is a new and exciting reading programme for Oxfordshire primary schools which will improve children’s confidence in reading and encourage them to develop a love of books. Aimed at Year 2 pupils (7 year olds) the campaign also seeks to significantly improve pupils’ reading levels in Key Stage 1. Alongside the school-based programme, volunteers from the local community will work with pupils on a one-to-one basis to boost reading confidence and enjoyment.
Why do we need this campaign?
Currently, reading standards for some Oxfordshire primary-school children, particularly those in Key Stage 1, are not as high as they should be. Oxford County Council is therefore investing in the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign to help local children raise their reading standards and give them a better chance of future success in life. Good literacy skills underpin success in future life, including in relationships, education and employment.
Who is delivering the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign?
The National Literacy Trust, an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK, has been appointed to deliver the campaign, which will run from September 2012 to July 2014. Edge Hill University will be providing specialist training to schools participating in the campaign, and Oxford University Press have designed the learning resources.
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