School Development Support Agency

Supporting the development of the school-led improvement system

City-wide Reading Initiative (Whatever it Takes)

Whatever it Takes

The Whatever it Takes (WIT) ambition is financially supported through Schools Forum and the City Council and taken forward through strategic and project management groups, to provide a citywide programme of activity to support reading achievement and enjoyments.  The initiative includes a series of central activities such as Author Week, Storytelling Week, Summer Reading Challenges and other inspirational and motivational events.  However, the bulk of the programme focuses upon school-based projects where schools use additional, targeted resources to take the extra mile to add value to their work in the support of reading achievement in school.


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SDSA's Role

The SDSA co-ordinates and facilitates all aspects of the Whatever it Takes reading initiative, employing a project manager to lead the work, fulfilling all aspects of co-ordination with schools and central event management.

Project Impact

Since 2009 Whatever it Takes has been engaging an inspiring children from across Leicester City.

Click the link below to download the 2015-16 Project Evaluation.

Project Lead

Ellen Lee

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