Merseytravel receives gold
MERSEYTRAVEL has become the 1st
employer to be awarded the Liverpool Quality Reading Award, in recognition of the
various schemes put in place to facilitate reading for its staff. The award was
presented on 8 February 2017, to the Union Learning Representatives and Reading Ahead
Champions who support literacy inside and outside of the organisation.
Schools, colleges and now businesses can be accredited with a bronze, silver or
gold award, which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy
of reading amongst their staff or pupils. Merseytravel are the 1st non School
organisation to be recognised for this award and has reached Gold standard at
the 1st time of asking.
In order to attain these awards schools and businesses are assessed across 6
themes, and whether they meet the criteria for bronze, silver or the gold award.
The 6 themes include:- leadership and management, workforce development and
business wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment.
Merseytravel are working with the Liverpool City of Readers acting as an
ambassador organisation for promoting reading to other businesses and
organisations across Liverpool.
Merseytravel Chair, Councillor Liam Robinson, said:- "We're very pleased
to have been awarded the gold level Liverpool Quality Reading Award, recognising
our staff for their commitment to learning and development. To be the 1st non
School employer to receive the award emphasises the work that we do to
facilitate reading with staff, the community and public transport users."
Gill Lawson, School Improvement Officer for School Improvement Liverpool, said:-
"We are delighted that Merseytravel has embraced the aims of the Liverpool
Reading Quality Mark and has become the first non school employer organisation
to achieve the award, and at gold standard."
Merseytravel has several reading projects, both for staff, partner organisations
and our customers, which are facilitated in partnership with UnionLearn, The
TUC, The Reader, our Union Learning Reps and Reading Ahead Champions, including:-
the Reading Ahead Challenge and the Liverpool City of Readers' Anytime is Storytime programme.