Well-being through Reading

'Well-being through Reading' is the result of a partnership between the SLA and Bounce Together. Using our specialist knowledge about attitude to reading, and their specialist knowledge on digital surveys we have created a platform that allows you to gather the data you need to make informed choices and interventions about your pupils' reading and well-being. 

The system is pre-loaded with these surveys, and you can choose when you use them, or you can create your own. They are a great activity to do at the beginning of term to quickly get to know the reading habits of your class or year group, as well as throughout the year to measure ongoing perceptions of reading and well-being. 

There's a wealth of research that shows the benefits of reading for mental health, empathy and stress levels so these work together, and by improving a child's attitude to reading they are more likely to do it, improving not only their reading attainment, but benefiting from the host of other benefits of reading for pleasure as well. 

The best thing is, an SLA membership is included in each subscription, so if you're in a school without a librarian, or you just need some ideas and guidance you can call the SLA to discuss a way forwards for your class, year group or MAT.