New era for Scottish literacy

 The Scottish Government announces that breaking the long standing link between poverty and poor literacy will be the focus of action to improve literacy in Scotland.

Published on Wednesday 27 October, the Literacy Action Plan – the first of its kind since devolution – includes a range of actions from early years through to employment, aimed at eradicating poor literacy across the country.

Key actions include:

  • Vulnerable families to be targeted as part of the Play Talk Read campaign
  • Curriculum for Excellence supporting literacy from a child’s early years
  • New National Qualifications to support the development of literacy skills
  • More support for workplace learning.

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