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Sign the 'Read on. Get on' petition

NAHT has developed a campaign with a number of partner organisations (including Save the Children) in response to recent speculation about even higher floor standards on primary literacy. It is called Read on. Get on. 

Reading is the key to a child’s future: it unlocks their potential and opens up a world filled with possibilities.

Not every child has this chance, and 40 per cent of children living in poverty leave primary school behind in reading.

If this continues, over the next decade 1.5 million children will have left primary school unable to read well.

That is why the campaign is calling on the UK to Read On. Get On.

Each of us will give what we can - our time, expertise, voices and funds - and together, we will get every child reading well at age 11 by 2025.


By signing the petition below you will be sending the following message: 

Dear party leaders,

I call on you to make a commitment to get every child reading well at age 11 by 2025. 

Reading is the key to a child’s future. But not every child has this chance, and 40% children living in poverty leave primary school behind in reading.

If we don’t act now, over the next decade almost 1.5 million children will start secondary school unable to read well, with dismal consequences for their futures. 


That's why we are calling on the UK to Read on.Get on - bringing together children, parents, grandparents, authors, teachers and business leaders to ensure that primary-school education really does provide every child with a fair start. Together, we will ensure that all children born today will have a brighter future, and will be confident readers, ready for the next stage of life, as they leave primary school in 2025.

But we can't do this without you.

Will you join us by making a commitment to ensure that every child leaves primary school reading well by 2025?


Page Published: 09/09/2014