0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

reading in schools

For many years the firm has had close links with inner city schools to provide supported reading. With around 20 volunteers in total, up to four volunteers visit the school once a week during term time to read with a small group of children.

With guidance from the school and to complement their literacy syllabus, the volunteers listen to the children read, usually on a one to one basis. Their role is to listen, help with unknown/ difficult words, encourage the children to try to work it out for themselves, help with their understanding, ask questions, correct where needed but most importantly to offer encouragement and praise.

The volunteers read with the same group of children for one academic year so are able to get to know the children well.

As a volunteer in a school it is always a delight to read with a child of any age but there is also the added satisfaction of seeing reading skills improve and confidence grow, knowing that we have helped a little along the way.