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

West Earlham School, Norwich.



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