Our Reading Buddies programme offers students a chance to build their reading skills, working with Student Mentors from the Literacy Leadership Programme.
We run three groups, working with Year 7s who would benefit from this boost, and students from all Year Groups who speak an additional language at home. Mentors listen to their Buddies read, check their understanding, explain new vocabulary and help to select new texts. Buddies are rewarded with housepoints for finishing a book. The scheme provides a selection of appropriate fiction and non-fiction specially chosen to interest each age group and at the same time build and consolidate reading skills. It also fosters good relationships between the students and develops the confidence of our Student Mentors.