All UK Schools need a standard reading mentor

children readingEvery school in the country must have a reading volunteer like those recruited by the Evening Standard’s literacy campaign, a leading charity said.

Beanstalk  have published a list of recommendations in its Charter for Children’s Literacy.  The need to recruit a reading mentor for every school nationwide is stop of the list.

Last year the Evening Standard’s campaign raised £500k for Beanstalk – formerly known as Volunteer Reading Help – which paid for 600 volunteers to work with 1,800 children in London.  The Mayor’s Fund for London injected a further £500k.  The £1million was enough to support another 2,000 children over three years.


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