Our Aims

We want every child to read for pleasure. We want to support as many children to reach their expected reading level.

We know that children who have a Literacy Volunteer in school improve their reading skills, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and have increased confidence.

Our aim is to have a Literacy Volunteer in every school in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas.

“The children who spend time with the volunteer are always so eager to go to their session and look forward to it every Monday. They always tell me what a great time they have had and really appreciate the time which she spends with them. As the class teacher, I have personally seen great progress in all of the pupils academically and have also watched their confidence blossom.” – Katie, Y6 teacher, St Patrick’s Primary School

“Standhill Infants School have used Literacy Volunteers for a number of years. We find the 1:1 work with the children so beneficial that this year we requested 2 volunteers! Not only does the intervention support reading progress, it also helps children’s mental health and attitudes to learning. The children really love the 1:1 time with the volunteer, and the pace of the session means children really get the opportunity to build a relationship with the adult, which in turn helps confidence and motivation. At Standhill we have also found it helps with attendance as children enjoy their individual sessions so much they want to come to school.” – Head, Standhill Infants Primary School