Reading Quality MARK
At the moment we have the SILVER Quality Mark but we are going for GOLD in July 2019
Reading Quality Mark (RQM) has been developed with a focus to promote reading for enjoyment amongst children. The programme is accessible to all schools who feel they meet the criteria.
Schools can be accredited with a bronze, silver or gold award, which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy of reading amongst their pupils.
In order to attain these awards schools will be assessed across six themes, and whether they meet the criteria for bronze, silver or the gold award.
Key themes include:
This is an exciting project that schools should take full advantage of, in order to increase the achievements of their pupils.
Encouraging Reading for Pleasure
Spelling Bees take place in school, our children have competed with pupils from Lister Drive, St Cecilia’s and other local schools to learn new word meanings and take part in friendly competitions.
Children are encouraged to read outside and enjoy mindfulness within nature through reading.
Children are teamed up to enjoy stories together and encourage each other to read.
Ernest Cookson regularly invites families to come into school each term to enjoy some reading with their child and take part in reading competitions over tea and breakfast in a relax.
Please see our reading calendar for specific dates on events happening throughout the year.
Useful Links for Parents
Literacy Shed is a great resource for parents to encourage reading at home, it has some great stories to watch or read through with your child and has questions you can ask to test their knowledge about the book.
Read for Good is a charity that supplies books and arranges storytelling sessions for children's hospitals. The majority of their donations are made from sponsored 'Readathons'. If you would like to learn more about how your child can get involved, visit the website or call school.
The Storybarn is based in Calderstones Park, it regularly holds fun story time sessions for children aged 3-8 years for only £4 per child. A great place to visit and encourage reading for pleasure.
The Reader organises shared reading groups for adults all over the UK, many of these groups take place in Liverpool libraries. Please check the website to find out more information and see if you can attend a reading at your local library.
We are working in conjunction with the Literacy Trust to achieve our reading quality mark.