All Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy
Our All Party Parliamentary Literacy Group launched in November 2011. Chaired by Gavin Barwell MP, with Stephen McPartland MP and Lord Knight as Vice Chairs, the group is committed to improving public understanding of the vital importance and impact of literacy. We hope that by raising the profile of the literacy mission, we will be able to encourage individuals in most need of support to understand the importance of literacy in their lives and to inspire them to overcome their own anxieties or prejudices about literacy.
It will ensure parliamentary knowledge and support for the latest research, policy and best practice in the field of literacy.
The official terms of reference are below:
The APPG on literacy will ensure parliamentary knowledge and support for the latest research, policy and best practice in the field of literacy.
The APPG’s terms of reference are as follows:
- To promote parliamentary and public understanding of the importance of literacy to social justice and its impact on personal and societal well-being.
- To ensure parliamentary knowledge of the latest best practice in literacy in schools, early years settings, families and communities.
- Highlight the importance of, and reference best practice in literacy research.
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