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Save the Children UK

New research published here starkly shows that the UK has the strongest link among developed nations between poor literacy and unemployment. Only one other country in Europe, Romania, has more unequal reading attainment among ten-year-olds.

This report sets out who we’re leaving behind and why. We set out a bold ambition: to get every child reading well by 11 in 2025. Achieving this change will require a new way of working. Save the Children is urging the government to sign up to the ambition as well as cooperation from a wide range of organizations.

The Read On Get On campaign will help mobilize action across four fronts:

  1. In all communities: celebrating the enjoyment of reading
  2. Before children start school, ensuring all children have strong early language skill
  3. In primary school, schools need to engage parents and communities and establish working agendas
  4. In homes: supporting mothers and fathers.
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