We are fortunate to have members of our local community who come into school once a week to read with some of our children. This helps to develop the children’s ability to read, their confidence with reading, their comprehension skills so that they can explain what is happening in a story or predict what might happen next and promotes a love of reading for pleasure.
The children really enjoy this activity and recognise the positive impact that it has on their reading. One of them recently wrote a thank you card to her volunteer which said, “Thank you for reading with me. I like reading to you. You make reading better.”
Our volunteers also thoroughly enjoy the experience and derive pleasure from regularly reading with the same children and seeing the improvement in their reading and increased enjoyment of books.
If you would like to volunteer to hear children read we would be delighted to welcome you into our school. Please contact the Inclusion Leader, Mrs Gould, for more information.
Godwin is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect our volunteers to share this commitment. All reading volunteers are considered to be in Regulated Activity and so are subject to a Children's Barred List check and an enhanced DBS check.