Resource type: Reading support
Price band: ££
Key stage: KS1, KS2
Region(s): England - East Midlands
Literacy Volunteers only works with primary schools in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The registered charity provides trained volunteers to support primary pupils that are struggling with their reading.
Volunteers come in to school once a week to provide one-on-one support for up to four or five children for a minimum of a term. During the session, volunteers read, talk and play games with each child in order to give them confidence and help them enjoy reading and communicating.
All Literacy Volunteers undergo an initial training course and receive on-going support from an Area Co-ordinator. Schools are required to complete a pupil feedback form and fill out an impact monitoring form for each child.
Cost: Schools that want to use Literacy Volunteers become member organisations and pay an annual subscription of £399.
About Literacy Volunteers: Literacy Volunteers is a registered charity whose aim is to enrich young people’s lives by assisting with their literacy, communication and social skills. It currently has around 250 volunteers working with 1000 pupils in 150 schools every week.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- Literacy Volunteers carries out all vetting and DBS checks.
- Literacy Volunteers provides a Treasure Chest of books and games at each member school for the exclusive use of Volunteers.
- Area Co-ordinators carry out observation visits and check in to see how things are going.
- In 2018-19, 100% of schools said they would recommend Literacy Volunteers to other schools; 94% of supported children improved in their reading level; and 98% improved in confidence.