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Hundreds of state primary schools across the country have already joined the Schoolreaders scheme. If you are a school that would benefit from free volunteers to listen to children read on a one-to-one basis, please read on.
WHAT IS THE SCHOOLREADERS SCHEME?
We recruit and provide volunteers to listen to children read on a one-to-one basis in primary schools. This
is a free service.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE SCHEME?
Schoolreaders will actively recruit volunteers to meet your school's particular requirements. These volunteers will be screened and matched to your school. The scheme has proved very successful with over 40% of primary schools in certain counties registering with the scheme.
HOW DO WE BECOME A PARTNER SCHOOL?
Schools wishing to participate should fill out our Schools Registration Form (click on the link below).
All schools have to agree to our Code of Conduct and agree to provide any necessary guidance and training to our volunteers.
ENHANCED DBS CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
As a Schoolreaders partner school you agree to carry out an Enhanced DBS check for each Schoolreaders volunteer prior to their start in the school and agree to
confirm this has taken place by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the volunteer is registered with the DBS update service you agree to check their status and inform us accordingly.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once a volunteer has been matched to your school, you will be sent the applicant's profile for your consideration. On acceptance of the volunteer, you will be given the individual's contact details. You will then be required to make the contact and arrange the initial visit to the school. We will send you a helpsheet indicating areas you may want to cover in this first meeting.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Schoolreaders aims to recruit as many volunteers as are required by each school and will maintain contact with the school periodically to ensure that the scheme is running smoothly. We ask that schools are prompt in their communications with our Schoolreaders volunteers.
Click here to find answers to some
of the questions most commonly raised by schools wanting to join the scheme.
Please fill out our online registration
form to join the scheme. Applications must be from state-funded primary schools in England and Wales.
Click here to find out what schools already benefitting from Schoolreaders have to say about their experience of the scheme.