Patron of Reading

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

Bedford School

Captain’s Close Primary School in Asfordby, Leicestershire

Long Sutton Primary School, Lincs

Mowmacre Hill Primary School, Leicestershire

Nunthorpe Academy, N Yorks.

WooldenHill Primary School, Anstey, Leicestershire

And I could be a patron at YOUR school – please do get in touch!

I am also very pleased and honoured to have been appointed as Whatever It Takes’ Patron of Reading for Leicester


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!

If you are a school looking for an author please visit the Patron of Reading website