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Whole School Approach

Whole School Approach

The Reading Allowed Project is a Whole School Approach designed to inspire Reading For Pleasure. Cid and Mo believe that by involving the whole school community, the likelihood of encouraging children is greatly increased. Reading Allowed is delivered on a normal school day (no need for INSET) and includes comprehensive training for:
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Children
  • Parents


"Parents and the home environment are essential to the early teaching of reading and fostering a love of reading: children are more likely to continue to be readers in homes where books and reading are valued." Clark and Rumbold 2006

Possible Timetable

9:00 - 9:30
Opening assembly delivered by Cid and Mo for Staff, Children and Parents
9:30 - 10:00
Information for parents
10:30 - 12:00
Training for designated Reading Allowed Coordinator
1:00 - 3:00
Training for Reading Allowed Experts
3:30 - 4:30
Staff Training

Parent Feedback

  1. Parents said they would increase the time they spent reading aloud to their children by:
    3+ times per week
    2+ times per week
    We read daily already!
  2. Parents also said they would now:
    visit the local library
    encourage other family members to read to their children
    buy/download audio books
    be a reading role model for their children
"Some really helplful ideas to encourage reading, particularly about continuing through KS2 and beyond" Parent
St John Fisher Primary, South Yorkshire