Right to Read

Every child has the right to read, but not every child has the opportunity. Through Right to Read we aim to to raise literacy standards by increasing the number of trained volunteers providing support for children aged 7–11. Right to Read is a programme of one-to-one support from participating businesses.
  • School Benefits

Reading support does not only substantially increase a child's reading levels but it also builds a child's self-esteem and aspirations and presents children with positive role models from business.

  • Business Benefits

Becoming a reading support volunteer improves staff motivation and can cultivate a 'feel-good factor' in the company. The company also benefits from increased publicity and public profile, and the knowledge that they are contributing towards a future generation of literate employees and consumers.

Companies already involved with Right to Read include Eon, Freeths , Shoosmiths, Ricoh, Grant Thornton, Howse Percival, and Legal & General.

  • Time Commitment

After an initial training session and DBS check, this programme requires a commitment of one hour per week for one school term 10-12 weeks.

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