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Whatever It Takes

...to get every child in Leicester reading!

Whatever it Takes (WiT) is the Leicester City School’s initiative to get every child in Leicester reading. The initiative is a collaborative approach to tackling low literacy levels across the city and is dedicated to ensuring that, as a city, we are reading for pleasure.

Support the training and development of staff in schools who lead, teach and support reading.

Help schools provide effective, targeted work for some of their more vulnerable learners.

Provide inspiration and contribute to helping build a positive reading culture.

Provide better value through the economies of scale when schools work together.

Training & CPD

A range of training opportunities and networks linked to reading for school staff.

Resources

Resources to support the teaching of reading and developing a postive reading culture in school.

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CPD
WiT are again offering a number of CPD opportunities for Leicester Schools.
Reading Champions' Conference - 2021-22
We are currently working on the programme of conferences for this academic year. The aim is to blend online sessions
Welcome back
Welcome back to our Leicester schools! We hope you had a restful summer break and are looking forward to the

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Congratulations to all of the pupils at Rushey Mead Primary School, who entered our 'Anisha' series writing competition. They were inspired by a visit and talk from the author Serena Patel, at Belgrave Library.
Here are the winning entries...
@SerenaKPatel @mead_rushey

Preparations are in full swing at the #ReadingRampage2022 HQ for next weeks launch!

We cannot wait to launch Reading Rampage with schools in Leicester, Leicestershire, Doncaster and Derby!
@leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @LeicesterWiT

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This year, #adventbooks is a bit different- we're funding 10 schools to choose their own selection of 24 books &
to choose which schools get the Β£300 grant to spend at a local bookshop
we are inviting applications by **Nov 5**

We are busy getting ready for The Spark Festival 2022!
Working with incredible performers, artists and musicians to bring play, curiosity and joy to schools, venues and on your doorstep.

Save the date:
Mon 7 - Sun 13 February 2022 - Leicester

πŸ“ΈSpark Festival 2020

Leicester libraries are excited to announce the #OurBestBook2022 Longlist!
All books are available in our libraries and we're looking forward findng out which ones participating schools will vote for πŸ“š
@LeicesterWiT @MidlandsCLS

What do you think makes an inspiring primary school library?

From how to make everyone feel welcome to decoration ideas and calm spaces, get top tips from #LifeChangingLibraries supporters @PromoteYourSch here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2021/september/what-makes-an-inspiring-school-library-top-tips-from-promote-your-school/