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09 July 2019

Space Chase Family Favourites Activity Sheet

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children celebrates 50 years since the first Moon landing, making it the perfect theme to inspire readers of all ages. Use this activity sheet to create a record of the books you’re enjoying and to...

19 March 2019

Reading Ahead 2018-19 'after' survey

Here is the link to the short survey for people who have completed Reading Ahead. Please encourage your participants to fill this in as soon as they have finished their reading diary. We can supply a printable version...

10 January 2019

How to run Reading Ahead 2018-19

Here is an overview of how to run Reading Ahead 2018-19 with information on preparing for launch and tips for keeping up the momentum. It includes useful web links and deadlines for the programme.

04 December 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 evaluation surveys

Here are the evaluation surveys for organisations running Reading Ahead 2018-19. Deadline for completion is 8 July 2019 but take a look well ahead of time so that you know what information we ask you to provide.

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers - executive summary

A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers

A new report lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...

19 September 2018

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2017-18 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.

22 November 2017

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2016-17 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.

03 October 2017

Boosting achievement with Reading Ahead

Here are five examples of how Reading Ahead has been used with a range of learners in colleges and adult and community learning. These were commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.

08 September 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 prison advocacy leaflet

Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead in prisons with endorsements from participants and organisers in prisons for you to use when putting the case for the programme. It’s not intended for use with prisoners themselves.

19 January 2017

Reading Ahead evaluation surveys

Here are links to the surveys which were used by organisations running Reading Ahead 2016-17. The deadline has now passed but we still make these available so that you can see the kind of materials we will need for our...

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.

16 September 2015

Supporting adults with literacy

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