Trumpeting skills vital to the next generation
Nominations are accepted from parents, pupils, teaching, support staff and management at primary and secondary schools in Kent, Medway and Bexley that showcase initiatives that develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Nominations officially open on March 1 and culminate with an awards celebration at Hempstead House Hotel, Sittingbourne at the end of June each year. The awards dinner will have a fundraising element with additional seats available to purchase on a paid basis and a raffle held. Proceeds raised from the Kent Literacy Awards go to reading projects in the region.
Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are developed through a wide variety of cross-curricular topics, including arts and drama.
The awards called for nominations to showcase initiatives that make a real difference to the success of schools. The aim was to celebrate what has worked well in the classroom and help spread that best practice across the county.
A summary of all of the winning submissions will be published and circulated to every school in Kent, Medway and Bexley.
The closing date for nominations is midday 1 May 2017.
The list of categories in full:
Best Circle Time; Best home reading initiative; Most engaging writing topic; Most effective use of IT to enhance writing; Most effective use of IT to enhance reading; Best initiative to encourage speaking and listening skills; Best use of drama to promote writing, speaking and listening skills; Best use of art or poetry; Most successful programme for engaging pupils with English as second language; Most engaging writing competition or theme; Best use of cross curricular reading opportunities; Best use of cross curricular writing; Best promotion of reading for pleasure; Best School Library; Most inspiring book corner; Most engaging book week theme; Best reward scheme; Best speaking competition or debating club.
This annual event is supported by the KM Group and a host of organisations including Kent County Council, Beanstalk, Southern Educational Leadership Trust, Golding Vision, 3Rs Teacher Recruitment Agency, Orbit South, Marlowe Theatre, Medway Council.
For more information on Kent Literacy Awards ring the team on 0844 264 0291.
Kent Literacy Awards is staged as a fundraising event to support the educational services delivered by the KM Charity Team in Kent schools. No charge is made to submit a nomination, but funds raised through corporate sponsorship are used to support our work.