A proven approach
We believe it is important to ensure that the impact of our service on children's reading skills and enjoyment is measurable. We conduct annual research in partnership with the Institute for Research in Education at the University of Bedfordshire. The results have shown significant improvements in children's reading age, their enjoyment and even their self-esteem. Click here to read our latest Annual Report.
ONE TO ONE READING SESSIONS TO DATE
OTHER READING PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
In addition to reading age, other key performance indicators were assessed. Our survey results for 21/22 showed an increase in reading confidence (93%), reading enjoyment (87%) and also showed improvement in children's reading fluency and self esteem.
FEEDBACK FROM OUR SCHOOLS
'We have had our highest reading SATS results, which our Schoolreaders volunteers' contribution is very much part of.'
- A Bedfordshire School
'A huge benefit, particularly for those children who do not get that support at home.'
- A Lincolnshire School
'Very grateful for the time volunteered. Appreciate the communication in the class folders. Have noticed progress in reading age, confidence and ability to discuss a text, characters and plot. Greater inference skills displayed.'
- A Hertfordshire School
'Thank you for your help - the volunteers are committed and provide a high quality of volunteering.'
- A Leicestershire School
'Children love having special one to one time with a volunteer where they can really embed their learning and understanding of what they are reading. They really help to raise children's self esteem and feeling valued, which has to be the primary aim of any school.'