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

Latest News

WiT are again offering a number of CPD opportunities for Leicester Schools.
Reading Champions' Conference - Sept 2020
Re-engaging your school community in reading We’re delighted to welcome Scott Evans, primary school teacher and Reading for Pleasure lead
Welcome back
Welcome back to our Leicester schools! We hope you had a restful summer break and that the first few weeks

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Next Thursday we welcome @readingagency to our Reading Champions' Conference to discuss "Books, Reading & Mental Health" - have you booked your place?

#mentalhealth #reading #school #Leicester #whateverittakes @LeicesterHS

We would love all our Leicester Schools to take part in our special climate action poetry competition with @EcoSchoolsLCC - Remember to watch the great videos from @EarlyTrain @Lizpoet @PoetryZone for inspiration - email has been sent to all Reading Champions or DM for details

Today we are Zooming into 17 classrooms in schools across Leicester/shire & Nottingham/shire for a live Q&A session with writer Satinder Chohan.
Listen to #TheGirlofInkandStars audio drama and get educational resources at https://bit.ly/356z5u3. Based on book by @Kiran_MH

Our newest #eAudiobook supplier @BorrowBox has a great range of titles, with lots of exclusives you can't find anywhere else. We love their app too, find out more on their website - https://www.borrowbox.com/
To sign up you just need you library card number and pin!