Last year, 15% of Brent children left primary school not reading well enough for secondary school. Can you help?

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Beanstalk is a charity that responds to this need by recruiting and training people to volunteer in a local primary school to support children who are struggling with their reading and prevent them from falling behind. Reading Helpers provide regular one-to-one reading support to three children for a whole year to help them read, grow and succeed. With Beanstalk’s support the child’s approach to reading is often transformed.

Children in Brent urgently need more volunteers to become Reading Helpers. Beanstalk Reading Helpers are trained to recognise what challenges these children face and work through them. By becoming a Reading Helper you can make an outstanding contribution to a child’s reading ability, self-confidence and love of reading. With access to a library of books and games at their local branch, they can tailor their sessions best to support the children they work with.

This opportunity runs throughout the school term time and you will be at the school for two 90 minute sessions a week. You can sign up at any time during the school year and will full training and expenses will be provided.

To find out more, please visit beanstalkcharity.org.uk

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