Impact report 2020

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The experience of inequality during the crisis has given a new focus and impetus to our work. Our commitment to our mission has never been stronger.

Jonathan Douglas, Chief Executive

Our impact in 2019/2020

  • We supported the literacy of 268,490 children through our programmes and activities.
  • 97% of teachers who took part in our Literacy for Learning programme said it improved their understanding of disciplinary literacy.
  • We gifted 196,161 free books through our programmes and community-based activity, including during lockdown.
  • Our new Family Zone platform helped 400,000 parents support their children’s literacy during the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • We launched Birmingham Stories, Doncaster Stories and Get Blackpool Reading.
  • 98% of teachers thought our Young Readers Programme had a positive impact on their students’ reading enjoyment.

Read the full report to find out more!