Key Stage 3 Literacy Project
Literacy is a core skill that underpins pupils’ successful progression through school, and their transition into adulthood and employment.
Blackpool Key Stage 3 Literacy is a collective impact project focused on improving the literacy capability of all 11-14 year-olds across the town, through a research-informed, asset-based approach.
The disadvantage gap at GCSE level is greater in Blackpool than anywhere else in England.
How the programme works
It is a collaboration between all six mainstream secondary schools, two all-through schools, and the pupil referral unit. Literacy and Evidence Leads appointed within a school, and supported by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, work with Right to Succeed to identify pupil needs, design solutions based on existing evidence, deliver in a carefully monitored way and reflect on learning to inform future delivery.
27% increase in pupils with the highest reading ability
53% reduction in days lost due to exclusions (vs-29% nationally)
85% teacher confidence in literacy CPD
The learning from all our Blackpool programmes is feeding into the town’s 10-year education strategy under the three key stands of Literacy, Inclusion and Employment and Skills.