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Kent Literacy Awards 2015

Leteracy LogoThe Malling School has received top honours at the Kent Literacy Awards, winning the award for Tonbridge and Malling District best school library 2015.

Nominations were accepted from parents, pupils, teaching, support staff and management at primary and secondary schools. Nominations opened on March 1, 2015 and culminated with an awards celebration at Hempstead House Hotel, Sittingbourne on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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.

Below is an extract from the event:

Tonbridge and Malling

Best School Library: The Malling School

  • The school credit their librarian, Corinne Sherry with developing the library into a hub of activity all day long. Before Corinne came to the school very few students were using the library, now it's full and busy every day.
  • Corinne is also credited with improving the reading ages of all its children through her creative initiatives. These include keeping a record of student's progress and rewarding this in assembly, ensuring there is a variety of magazines and student friendly news papers in the library and providing individual reading progress feedback reports at parents' evenings.
  • Corinne also developed several reading competitions with a particular focus on boys in Year 9 and upwards. The Accelerated Reader software provides individual diagnostic data, the training for which has been rolled out across the staff team and now sees The Malling School boys' data bucking the gender gap stereotype.

Video courtesy of KM Charity Team.

A summary of all of the winning submissions will be published and circulated to every school in Kent, Medway and Bexley.

The full Article can be found on the KM website click here