Helping in School

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Reading Heroes - Can you be a hero?

We are looking for mums, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, retired neighbours to be superheroes…. 

Don’t worry you don’t need to dress up in tights and wear a cape – and we really would prefer it if you didn’t!  But you can be a hero.  

The most important thing people can do to help children succeed is to hear them read.  Involvement in children’s reading and learning is more important than anything else in helping them to fulfil their potential.  So what we need are everyday ordinary people who can make a difference by sparing some time to hear children read.   

We are asking for people to spare between 30 minutes and 1 hour of your time and for you to do this at least once a week.  It will need to be the same time every week so the children can get into a routine and look forward to their ‘slot’ of reading time with you, but can be any time of the day; whenever is good for you. You only need to commit to a term and then you can see how you feel about carrying on.  

Before you start, there will be a session when you can sit down over a cup of tea and training will be provided on how to best support the children you will hear read. If you have done it before then you can start straight away! And if you would prefer, you can state which class you would rather be with too.  

You don’t need special powers; everybody can share a book with a child.  But when you hear children read you are making huge difference. 

We can’t wait to hear from you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Please see the school office for further details.