This week, primary school colleagues gathered together for the online launch of the new Devon Right to Read project.
Founded on a joined-up thinking partnership with SWIFT, The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Babcock LDP/ Devon County Council, The Diocese of Exeter, Kingsbridge Research School and FE/Special School and school leadership representation.
At the heart of the project is exploring ways to tackle the stubborn achievement gap for disadvantaged pupils in Devon through reading. As Alex Quigley said, reading is one of the most metacognitive things you can do.
With enthusiasm and energy aplenty, it was perhaps the emphasis on longlasting sustainability that was one of the many memorable takeaways. A call to arms for school improvement to use practical and effective ways to tackle and close the gap through evidence-based assessment.