Patron of Reading
The Patron of Reading scheme was thought up by Tim Redgrave, now headteacher of Ysgol Esgob Morgan in North Wales.
What is a Patron of Reading?
A Patron of Reading is a school’s special, designated children’s author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The author might be a writer of fiction, a writer of non-fiction, a poet, a storyteller or an illustrator. They will work with the school to raise the profile of reading for pleasure with pupils, parents and staff.
I am very proud to be a Patron of Reading at several schools:
Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph, N. Wales
Ysgol Caer Drewyn, Corwen
Ysgol Clawdd Offa, Prestatyn
Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn, Llandudno
Ysgol Maes-y-Llan, Wrexham
Captain’s Close Primary School in Asfordby, Leicestershire
Long Sutton Primary School, Lincs
Nunthorpe Academy, N Yorks.
And I could be a patron at YOUR school – please do get in touch!
What do I do at the schools?
Visit 2-3 times a year.
Promote the love of reading (after one of my visits one student, who was a non-reader, read 16 books in 7 weeks!)
Give performances for students/staff parents and governors.
Organise book quizzes.
Promote reading challenges.
Answer e mails from students.
Run writing workshops for students.
Run Drama/Oracy workshops for students.
Set up Reading Awards.
Deliver CDP / INSET
And LOTS more!