Summer Holidays (six and a half weeks!)

I have just come to the end of my first academic year with Reading Matters, and I'd love to say my head is spinning with all the exciting projects I have been involved with, but I am afraid my focus is purely on the six and a half weeks of summer holiday ahead.

My partner, Rhian, has stretched out her maternity leave, so we have the whole time off together with 10 month old Rose (who as you can see is shaping up into a keen reader herself), what a treat.
I'll be keeping an eye on things across the summer, check out my News from across the web, and I look forward to catching up with you next term.


No. 10 Petition - Make school libraries statutory

Alan Gibbons, an author we have a good relationship with due to his work with Barrington Stoke, has long been a advocate for the importance of school libraries, with his Campaign for the Book.

He has organised a petition on the 10 Downing Street website to make school libraries statutory, I urge you to sign it today

"We, the undersigned, call on Her Majesty’s Government to accept in principle that it will make school libraries, run by properly qualified staff, statutory and to prepare the necessary legislation in consultation with the appropriate professional associations and trade unions."