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
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!