Who are Schoolreaders & what do they do?
Schoolreaders believe that all children should leave primary school able to read well. Good literacy at this age is the cornerstone of success in secondary education and in later life. But as many as one in four children left primary school in 2019 unable to read well, and this figure will have been made worse by the COVID-19 crisis.
Schoolreaders recruit volunteers to listen to children read in primary schools. One-to-one reading support with an attentive adult helps children's reading fluency, comprehension and enjoyment. It is a crucial supplement to classroom teaching for many children. Everyone benefits from the Schoolreaders scheme; the children, the schools and the volunteers themselves - a little of their time can translate into life-changing improvements to a child's reading ability.