'Quality Mark' for Reading for Pleasure

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2023
Category: News

'Quality Mark' for Reading for Pleasure

The UKLA / Open University's 'Quality Mark' for reading for pleasure is a year-long process including mentoring in research and practice to help schools 'audit' their provision.

Achieving the UKLA/OU Quality Mark will, says the UKLA, 'position your school as a centre of excellence for nurturing young readers who choose to read widely and frequently within and beyond school'. 

Schools can apply to take part in a RfP CPD and Quality Mark Introductory Session on 20th April. Following this, 25 schools will be chosen to work towards the Quality Mark, starting on 14th June.

The 'UKLA/OU Quality Mark' has been created to recognise and reward schools which have "developed, embedded and enriched their RfP culture and ethos with recognisable impact on staff knowledge and practice,  on parents and on young people's recreational reading".  

Achieving the Quality Mark is a year-long process during which schools are mentored by an expert in reading for pleasure research and practice, to help schools audit their provision, decide whether to apply for a silver, gold or platinum award, and prepare their impact statement and final submission.   

To find out more, schools will need to register for the RfP CPD and QM Introductory session on Thursday 20th April, 2pm- 4pm. 

UKLA members and non-members are welcome.  

The session will:  Provide research-informed CPD on RfP;  introduce the QM selection process; and share additional RfP opportunities.

To register for the session follow this link.  The session costs £40 which will be refunded against the cost of the QM for schools accepted onto the programme.