We believe that literacy is the key to ensuring equity, effective participation and excellence – moving from enabling to empowering our learners and their communities.
Each local authority recognises that by improving attainment levels in reading, young people will be able to achieve more. By working across and through the Collaborative, combining resources, creativity and expertise, we will be empowered to transform learning.
The aims of this work stream
Develop collaborative learning approaches which build staff capacity to deliver high quality literacy learning experiences for all.
* Directly support practitioners to develop their knowledge, understanding and application of research informed pedagogy which is proven to improve outcomes for children and young people.
* Develop face to face and digital collaboration between practitioners within and across local authorities and health boards to promote leadership at all levels.
*Support reflection on learners’ performance which results on continuous improvement – raising attainment and closing poverty related attainment gaps.
How will we take our work forward?
There are three working groups within the literacy workstream. Each has a clear focus on improving aspects of reading.
Developing teachers’ professional judgement of achievement of a level in reading. Led by Carol Turnbull – Falkirk Council
Building a reading culture in our schools. Led by Jacqui Burns – Stirling Council
Building skills in early vocabulary development. Led by Catherine Thomas – West Lothian Council
Click here for blogposts about the Literacy workstream of the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative:
West Lothian leads the literacy group. Click here to get in touch with Lindsey Duncan, Literacy Work Stream Lead, Forth Valley and West Lothian Improvement Collaborative