Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @RobBiddulph: ✏️PENCILS AT THE READY, TEAM! In this week’s episode of #DrawWithRob we're drawing a ladybird 🐞. So grab some paper and so…3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: Fantastic, we hope they enjoy them and taking part in this year's #WildWorldHeroes #SummerReadingChallenge 📚😀 https://…3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @WillowbrookTMET: Summer Reading Challenge packs ready to go out to children in years 3, 4 and 5 with a surprise book in each one. Thank…3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @mossmontmomery: GAAAAAAH ITS HERE My first hardback author copy of TEN DELICIOUS TEACHERS with @SarahWarbie has arrived and it looks *…3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you to @joanna_simmons for the fantastic #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 sessions today Thank you to the host schools @InglehurstJun & @RollestonPri as well as the other schools who joined https://t.co/oZcbR4Fnb83 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesJoining us in the city today (virtually) for our last #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 sessions is: @joanna_simmons https://t.co/WQL6HkIcSh3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: Here's the first of our #WildWorldHeroes themed stories as part of this years #SummerReadingChallenge. Told by the fab…4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @Booktrust: ⭐📚 NEW: Today we're unveiling our list of the #100BestBooks from the past 100 years 📚⭐ We've put together a list of 100 ico…4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @WhitehallPriSch: Thank you for a fab learning experience! https://t.co/2toN5PFkEp4 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @WhitehallPriSch: Year 4 had a fantastic and insightful afternoon learning from @tompalmerauthor today! We will be using the advice and…4 weeks ago

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.

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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
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✏️PENCILS AT THE READY, TEAM! In this week’s episode of #DrawWithRob we're drawing a ladybird 🐞. So grab some paper and something to draw with and let's have some fun! Remember to share pics of your artwork using the #DrawWithRob hashtag...

https://youtu.be/jGXQnNNes78

Summer Reading Challenge packs ready to go out to children in years 3, 4 and 5 with a surprise book in each one. Thank you @SDSALeicester @readingagency @leicesterlibrar

GAAAAAAH ITS HERE

My first hardback author copy of TEN DELICIOUS TEACHERS with @SarahWarbie has arrived and it looks *so* stonking good - watch out for it when it publishes on August 5th! Cat not included

@BIGPictureBooks

Thank you to @joanna_simmons for the fantastic #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 sessions today

Thank you to the host schools @InglehurstJun & @RollestonPri as well as the other schools who joined