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Summer Reading Challenge looking for schools to assist

25 February 2020 Share

Schools located in disadvantaged areas of England

The Summer Reading Challenge are looking for schools to assist with evaluating the programme. They need schools which are:

• Are located in disadvantaged areas of England (particularly the East of England, Yorkshire and Humber and the North East)

• Have a KS2 class/year group where at least 10 students will be participating in the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge

• Are willing use a lesson time before and after the summer to administer a specifically designed test with this class/year group.

Research suggests that children can lose up to three months' reading progress over the summer. Taking part will help us to ensure that children all over the UK can be supported to read across the summer. Participating schools will be eligible for a range of rewards and prizes, including book collections, vouchers and author visits (pending availability). They will also receive an analysis of their test data for school use and compensation for their involvement in the evaluation. 

Renaisi (the evaluators) will analyse reading test data and talk to pupils and teachers about their experiences of the Challenge and engagement with reading for pleasure.

If you want to find out more please get in touch with Renaisi's Project Manager for the evaluation Martha Aitken on m.aitken@renaisi.com or 020 7033 2626.