Evaluation of Booktime in England 2012-2013Date: 01.08.2013
Appendices;Booktrust commissioned NFER to conduct an evaluation of the Booktime programme in England. The evaluation was designed to build on the findings of previous Booktime evaluations to provide insight into stakeholders’ perceptions of the programme. Reception Teachers, Headteachers, Assistant/Deputy Headteachers, Literacy Coordinators, and Early Years Foundation Stage Leaders/Managers provided feedback on the programme via an online survey and semi-structured telephone interviews.;The evaluation report explores the following areas: use and perceptions of the Booktime books and the additional Booktime resources, perceived impact of the Booktime programme, approaches to supporting reading for pleasure in schools and challenges/barriers associated with this, use of digital resources in supporting literacy, and, school engagement with parents and carers about Booktime and about reading for pleasure more broadly. As well as exploring the research findings, the report makes several recommendations for the Booktime team to consider in future programme development.