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Parent volunteers to help with pupil reading

7th September 2015

Dear Parent/Carer

As part of our continued efforts to raise the standards of literacy in school, we’re hoping to encourage some new parents to come in and help with reading. Reading regularly to an adult has been shown to significantly increase the rate of progress that children can make with reading—over the years the Beechwood Parent Readers have made a huge difference for a large number of children.

As there are many of you who bring your children to school, we’re hoping that there would be some parents/grandparents/carers who would enjoy coming into school for the first 30 minutes of the morning to listen to some children read. Typically, you’d work one-to-one with two or three children: spending 10 minutes with each child talking about the book they’re reading and listening to them read. You’d work with the same children each week: getting to know them and watching them progress. Ideally you’d be able to come in twice a week, but once a week would be fine too. We’re providing an initial training session on Friday 18th September 9am-10am in the staff room.

If you’d like to volunteer, please complete the slip below and return it to me via the school office. If you’d like some further information before volunteering, please pop into the school or phone me for a chat.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Download Form – Letter to parents 1 7.9.15



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