Groups of dads and male carers regularly meet in children’s centres to share their experiences of using family services and talk about how they can champion the literacy support available to other fathers. A pilot programme increased male carer engagement from 15% to 18.5%.
Inspiring creative writing
A pilot of the Our Stories creative writing programme has resulted in the percentage of Year 6 pupils at the expected level of writing increasing from 46% to 92%. The programme fosters a love of poetry in children through visits from local role models, music workshops and cultural visits.
Improving writing attitudes
Partnerships with local festivals, events and poetry competitions inspired Bradford pupils to write. In 2015, 52.6% of Bradford’s young people aged 8 to 16 wrote daily outside of school, compared to 39.7% regionally and 44.1% nationally.