This report outlines evaluation findings for the pilot Literacy Leaders project in 2015/16, which showed that the project empowered secondary school students to promote literacy among their peers.
Literacy Leaders reached 1,170 students in five London secondary schools. Qualitative data collected from students and teachers showed that:
- Literacy Leaders were proud of their role in school and grew in confidence through their involvement in the project
- Students’ awareness of the importance of literacy for their success at school and in later life increased
- Students became more enthusiastic about literacy in its many forms, notably poetry
A post-project survey showed that Literacy Leaders had more positive attitudes than peers in relation to ambition and problem-solving skills.