A Vision for Reading

Mayor of Peterborough Coun. John Fox, Mayoress Judy Fox, Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive, Peterborough City Council, Peterborough City Council  Leader Coun. John  Holdich and Kevin Tighe, CEO of Vivacity with  Sally Atkinson, Rebecca Parsons, David Wait and Darranda Rowswell from the National Literacy Trust at the launch of a Vision for Reading in Peterborough at the Town Hall. EMN-180129-185225009
Mayor of Peterborough Coun. John Fox, Mayoress Judy Fox, Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive, Peterborough City Council, Peterborough City Council Leader Coun. John Holdich and Kevin Tighe, CEO of Vivacity with Sally Atkinson, Rebecca Parsons, David Wait and Darranda Rowswell from the National Literacy Trust at the launch of a Vision for Reading in Peterborough at the Town Hall. EMN-180129-185225009

A new approach to improve reading standards in Peterborough has been launched.

A Vision for Reading has been developed by Peterborough City Council, Vivacity and the National Literacy Trust.

It establishes reading as a priority for every service, business and community group, outlining how the city can work together to give Peterborough’s children improved opportunities through reading.

Two of the focuses are on recruiting and training ‘Reading Buddies’ to support pupils at schools and raising awareness of, and implementing, the School Readiness Project to ensure more children are ready to learn when they start school.

The aim is that by August 2021, the rate of literacy improvement in Peterborough will be double the national rate, with attainment at 75 per cent (or in line with national averages) for key literacy measures from early years to GCSE. The scheme was launched at a lunch hosted by the Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr John Fox.