Thursday, 19 January 2012
I attended the Reading Matters Trustees Meeting this evening.
I became a trustee for Reading Matters because I am passionate about reading and believe that every child and young person has an entitlement to be able to read. Reading Matters is a social enterprise which for over 12 years has recruited, trained and supported thousands of volunteer reading mentors in schools across Yorkshire and I supported their work as Chief Executive of Education Leeds. The small Reading Matters team has developed, designed and delivered a range of tried and tested training programmes, providing a broad range of literacy support. Reading Matters offers accredited training and workshops for school governors, parents and carers, teaching assistants, librarians and other support staff, as well as young people themselves, developing specific one to one literacy support skills. You can contact Reading Matters at 01274 692219 or you can find out more about their work by visiting their website at readingmatters.org.uk.