Leeds Reading Mentors Training

We have a couple of nice Reading Mentors training courses coming up in Leeds. A workshop for co-ordinations of volunteer reading mentors in schools and other settings. And an accredited training course for reading mentors themselves.

Managing Reading Mentors Workshop - 17/4/12

Half day workshop to develop best practice recruiting, supporting and managing volunteer reading mentors from the local community.
  • Establishing an effective programme of one-to-one reading sessions 
  • Free USB-stick loaded with template documents to manage the programme 
  • Access to Reading Matters resources and advice 
£95 per person

Reading Mentors Training - 3/5/12

An in-depth one day training course to maximise the effectiveness of your reading mentors:
  • Identification of reading difficulties
  • How to work one-to-one effectively
  • Using appropriate reading resources
  • Reading age assessment
  • Techniques to improve reading skills
  • Supporting the Literacy Curriculum
  • Safeguarding children
  • Prepare for NOCN Level 2 accreditation

£195 per person

To book contact Reading Matters:
info@readingmatters.org.uk, 01274 692219


Showcomotion Youth Jury

This afternoon Reading Matters meeting for Reading Mentors and Co-ordinators is kindly being hosted by The Showroom Cinema

We will be there because we have some exciting events lined up as part of the Showcomotion, Young People's Film Festival; watch this space!

In the meantime, they are looking for to recruit members of the Showcomotion Youth Jury members to watch some great films, and award the Showcomotion Jury Award for 2012.

I think it would be perfect for our Reading Leaders, but great for any young people aged 11 to 18, so why not get involved...


World Read Aloud Day 2012

It is World Read Aloud Day today, 7 March 2012. As the organisers LitWorld say:
"Take Action for Global Literacy, Celebrate the Power of Words, Change the World"
Check out the Facebook page for more info.