Resource type: Reading support
Price band: £
Key stage: KS1, KS2
Region(s): England - South West
Dorset Reading Partners only works with schools in the county of Dorset. Their Parent Helper training course is designed to support parents and community volunteers who listen to children read in schools. It is delivered by experienced trainers for a minimum of six participants.
Schools are responsible for recruiting and then managing their parent and community volunteers. The one-hour session provides volunteers with an understanding of the processes involved in learning to read and equips them with strategies for offering positive, effective one-to-one support to children of all ages.
Cost: Available on request.
About Dorset Reading Partners: Dorset Reading Partners is a small charity that has been supporting children in Dorset with their reading for 15 years.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- There is a 50% discount for schools that subscribe to the Reading Partners programme.
- A good way of recognising and developing the role of parent volunteers in school.
- The programme allows schools to build their own team of trained and motivated reading helpers.