A press release  annonces a ‘New era for Scottish literacy’.

 Breaking the long standing link between poverty and poor literacy will be the focus of action to improve literacy in Scotland.

Published today, the Literacy Action Plan – the first of its kind since devolution – includes a range of actions from early years through to employment, aimed at eradicating poor literacy across the country.

Key actions include:

• Vulnerable families to be targeted as part of the Play Talk Read campaign

• Curriculum for Excellence supporting literacy from a child’s early years

• New National Qualifications to support the development of literacy skills

• More support for workplace learning

Must be a good thing, especially when linked with the pledge to keep early years class sizes down to 25 or under.