Business Pledge for Literacy

The UK is facing a huge literacy challenge. This need is especially pressing in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, where in some areas, a quarter of all children live in low-income families.

We know every child deserves the best possible start in life, and that language, communication and literacy are vital routes to boost children’s life chances and unlock their full potential in education and employment.

The Staffordshire Business Pledge for Literacy provides a framework for businesses to tackle the literacy challenges throughout the county by working with the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and National Literacy Trust. You can help by being a business that:

• Supports the drive to raise literacy levels in the local community

• Engages employees in tackling the literacy challenge

• Ensures partnership action to promote literac