Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Read On. Get On Campaign To Improve Literacy For The Poorest

I support the "Read On. Get On. Campaign" to improve literacy amongst the poorest in society. 
I pledge to support for the goal to get all children reading well by the end of primary school by 2025

Thank you for this interesting letter. I was also unaware of the literacy levels and have emailed the address you gave as you suggested. (governmentrelations@savethechildren.org.uk) I support the "Read On. Get On. Campaign"

I also support the equality trust which also focuses on how the poorest get a raw deal, a more equal society is better for everyone. http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/tet-ons-submission.pdf 

The coalition has made the poor poorer while giving tax breaks to the rich. "Money has been transferred from the poorest to the better off" http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/15/coalition-helped-rich-hitting-poor-george-osborne 

Best wishes 

Regards Adrian

Mr Adrian Windisch 

Dear Mr Windisch,

I have just found out that Wokingham constituency is in the bottom 25% when it comes to getting the poorest children reading well, according to a recent report (attached) released by the Read On. Get On. coalition.

I’m sure we all agree that this means we need to do better. Nationwide, too many of the poorest children leave primary school still struggling to read well, and no area is currently getting all kids reading well by age 11. This took me by surprise as I believe Wokingham to be an affluent area with excellent schools, however we are ignoring the area's poor and not getting them up to a good reading standard by age 11.

The life chances of our poorest children shouldn’t be determined by their postcode. We all need to work together, from parents, schools and communities through to Local Authorities and national governments, to change this.

Ahead of the general election in May, I urge you to back the Read On. Get On. campaign to help all areas to do better. Will you support the campaign and champion literacy in our area?
I also encourage you to contact governmentrelations@savethechildren.org.uk on behalf of the Read On. Get On. coalition, for a more detailed breakdown of our constituency’s statistics and further information on how the campaign is working to improve children’s literacy.

Please pledge your support for the goal to get all children reading well by the end of primary school by 2025 and join the movement of teachers, schools, parents, business leaders, authors and politicians to change the story for children across the country.

Yours sincerely,"

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