to get every child in Leicester reading!
Supported Summer Read

What is it?

The Supported Summer Read is a package of support that is provided to help Year 6 pupils whose standard of reading makes them especially vulnerable during their transition to secondary school.

Each year Leicester Primary schools are invited to nominate Year 6 pupils who are unlikely to reach their age related expectation in the 2017 SATS test. Post confirmation of the Year 6’s Secondary School placements, Secondary schools are then invited to match each child with a Year 8 Reading Buddy.

The Year 6 pupils and their Reading Buddies are brought together for a day in June to take part in reading-based sessions as well as adventurous and team-building activities. The Year 6 pupils also select 6 books that they then receive over the summer break to maintain good reading habits.

The secondary school Reading Buddies link up with their partnered new-intake pupils in September to make sure that the early stages of their time at their new secondary schools is positive.

When is it?

The next main event will take place on Thursday 21st June 2018 followed by the regular mailing of books throughout the school summer holidays.

Who is it for?

The project is aimed at engaging Year 6 pupils whose standard of reading is likely to make them especially vulnerable during their transition to secondary school. Typically these pupils will be below their age related expectation. 

What are the costs to school?

There are no financial costs to maintained Leicester schools, although there will be times when the Summer Supported Reading scheme will require time from staff in participating schools to arrange and attend key events and support the scheme’s administration. For any other school that would like to attend please call us on 0116 299 5978.

What does our school need to do if we want to be involved?

Further communications and invitations will be provided early in the Spring Term.

Have a look at some pictures from Supported Summer Read 2017...


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