Resources

03 March 2017

Reading Ahead - National Prize Draw Entry Form for Workplaces

There are prizes to be won! Here is the entry form for the national prize draws for workers 2017-18. To enter, simply download the forms, complete them, then return them to us by Monday 3 July.

02 March 2017

Reading Ahead - National Prize Draw Entry Form for Learning Providers

There are prizes to be won! Here is the entry form for the national prize draws for learning providers 2017-18. To enter, simply download the forms, complete them, then return them to us by Monday 3 July. Good Luck!

02 March 2017

Reading Ahead - National Prize Draw Entry Form for Completers

There are prizes to be won! Here is the the national prize draw entry form for completers 2017-18. To enter, simply download the forms, complete them, then return them to us by Monday 3 July. Good Luck!

02 March 2017

Reading Ahead - National Prize Draw Entry Form for Libraries

There are prizes to be won! Here is the entry form for the national prize draws for public libraries 2017-18. To enter, simply download the forms, complete them, then return them to us by Monday 3 July. Good Luck!

02 March 2017

Reading Ahead - National Prize Draw Entry Form for Prisons and Young Offender Institutions

There are prizes to be won! Here is the entry form for the national prize draws for prisons and young offender institutions 2017-18. To enter, simply download the forms, complete them, then return them to us by Monday 3 July. Good...

19 January 2017

Reading Ahead evaluation surveys

Here are links to the surveys used by organisations running Reading Ahead 2016-17. You will need to fill in the form for your sector by Monday 10 July. Please look at the form well ahead of time so that...

30 November 2016

Prisons - How to run Reading Ahead 2016/17

We have adapted our general guidance to make it more specific for use in prisons.

10 November 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 prison advocacy leaflet

This is designed for practitioners in prisons and YOIs to use with colleagues and internal or external partner organisations. It explains the basics of Reading Ahead and includes endorsements from the prison sector.

20 October 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 'after' survey

This year we are offering the chance to win £25 Love2shop vouchers to participants who complete this survey by Monday 10 July 2017. We hope this will help you to encourage everyone to fill this in after they have...

23 September 2016

Reading Ahead 2015-16 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2015-16 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

08 September 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 promotional packs and incentives

This one-pager sets out the contents of our promotional packs and shows images of the branded incentives available for purchase to support Reading Ahead 2016-17.

08 September 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 advocacy leaflet

This is designed for you to use with colleagues or with partner organisations. It explains the basics of Reading Ahead and includes endorsements from a range of sectors. There is also an advocacy leaflet for use in prisons.

25 August 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 'before' survey

Please encourage your participants to complete this short survey before they start Reading Ahead. We will also make an ‘after’ survey available. We can supply a print version but we have to ask you to upload your participants’ answers.

20 August 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 materials and how to use them

This describes the print and downloadable materials available for running Reading Ahead with some ideas about how to use them.

19 August 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Key Dates Planner

This is a template to help your planning. Please adapt it for your own needs, eg by adding in local events and deadlines.

19 August 2016

How to run Reading Ahead 2016-17

Here is an overview of how to run Reading Ahead 2016-17 with information on preparing for launch and tips for keeping up the momentum. It includes useful web links and deadlines for the programme.

19 August 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Registration Form

Please use this template to sign people up for Reading Ahead and keep for your own records. The data requested matches that required for our data return for which the deadline is 10 July 2017.

19 August 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Record Sheet for Partner Organisations and Practitioners

This is a NEW template designed to help organisers collect data from partners in their own organisations and in external organisations. Please adapt it to suit your purposes and give it to partners when they start running Reading Ahead. ...

19 August 2016

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Participation Record

This is a template for your own record-keeping. Please adapt it to collect the information you need. Our deadline for data return is 10 July 2017.

01 April 2016

Reading Ahead 2015/16 top tips for completion

You’ve signed up dozens or perhaps hundreds of people to Reading Ahead but how are you going to encourage them to complete their reading diaries? Here is a list of tips based on good practice around the country.

29 January 2016

Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers

Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers aims to provide practical tips and things to think about for anyone interested in running a reading group of any kind – librarians, community workers, teachers and non-teachers, including anyone...

29 October 2015

Books for emergent readers

Our Find a Read database contains hundreds of books from mainstream and specialist publishers that have been assessed for readability. Also attached here is a list of publishers, their websites and the levels they cater for.

27 October 2015

Reading Ahead case studies and tips

Please use these links to see a range of examples of how Reading Ahead is run in different settings and the impact it has on individual participants.

20 October 2015

Read Anytime Anywhere

Download this new booklet from UNISON’s Inclusive Learning Project packed with ideas about how to run Reading Ahead in workplaces.

24 September 2015

Six Book Challenge 2015 Impact Report

This is a short report based on impact evidence from participants and practitioners who took part in the Six Book Challenge 2015.

16 September 2015

Supporting adults with literacy

A short introduction on how to help adults with literacy difficulties.