|Posted by email@example.com on January 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM||comments (1)|
Dr Patrick Ryan, the Patron of Reading at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School, ran a series of workshops for staff and students of schools in the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust on Friday 24th January 2014. The Academy Trust links Barrow Primary, Horringer Court and Westley Middle schools with County Upper in order to offer a 4 to 19 education. Staff work together to ensure that the students receive a high quality of teaching throughout their education and this was the first event where...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dee on January 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM||comments (1)|
Well what a fantastic term it has been, and what a privilege it is to be the patron of reading for Beacon View Primary Academy! It is so lovely to see the increase in numbers of students who are enjoying reading in their own time. This term we have also enjoyed:
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on November 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM||comments (1)|
Alan Macdonald, author of the hugely popular Dirty Bertie series and about 100 other titles has recently started in his role as Patron of Reading at Beck Primary School in Sheffield. Angela Lucey, previously the English coordinator and now assistant head and Reading Recovery teacher at the school, has kindly agreed to talk about the impact that the scheme is having on their children and staff.
Why did you decide to get a Patron of Reading for your school?...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rhian Jones on November 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (1)|
I was extremely pleased with our first visit from our Patron of Reading, Damian Harvey last week! From a whole school assembly first thing in the morning until 3:00pm....he didn't stop!! Brilliant story telling.....every single child listening intently to every word....the sound of the pupils giggling to his jokes, accents and actions were a tonic!! If this sound could just be boxed up and kept in my office to be played during the toughest of days...it would certainly put a smile on my face!!...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dee on August 28, 2013 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
I have spent much of my spare time this summer working on things related to being a Patron of Reading including prepping all my reading sessions for the first term, writing a 'welcome back' newsletter with the reading list for the term, plus a couple of activities for the pupils, parents and staff to do and writing a Halloween story both in picture book verse and as mid grade lit.
I joined and completed the Su...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rachel Ward on July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM||comments (5)|
When I heard about the Patron of Reading Scheme I thought what a good idea it was and it sounded like something I could probabl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Helena Pielichaty on June 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Here's an example of cross-fertilisation of ideas that I thought worked really well with my patron of reading school, Ysgol Esgob Morgan. I'd been asked to help launch 'Mega Reads', a mini- book award set up by a consortium of schools in Nottingham. The aim was for me to visit each of Y3s in the six primary schools and advise them about what to look for in a good book, cover design etc. Heidi Shrewell- Cooper, the consortium co-ordinator, had already chosen the four...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Katrina Lucas on June 14, 2013 at 4:45 AM||comments (2)|
Since inviting our Patron, Lynne Rickards, to 'adopt' Comely Park primary in May there has been a frenzy of activity. Lynne very kindly set up a dedicated space on her blog for the school, and the response has been phenomenal: children are initiating really interesting conversations about reading and writing for pleasure, and are accessing the blog from both school and home. The success of this is really down to Lynne's enthusiastic and prompt replies - the children can't wa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nicola Morgan on June 12, 2013 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
It struck me that some schools and authors might like to see the mini-blog I have for my activities with Larbert High School, the school in Scotland where I'm proud to be the Patron of Reading. Things have been quiet this month, partly because Scottish schools are about to close for the summer, and partly because I'm fizzily busy and preparing for a trip to do events in Asia.
I'm planning to chat...Read Full Post »
|Posted by email@example.com on June 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
David Bedford has some thoughts on author exclusivity with the Patron of Reading idea. With his permission, I've pasted them below. It's something that has been raised a few times before (the fact that there are many more schools than potential patrons), so it would be interesting to hear other opinions.
I'm hoping the experience of being a Patron will give me the chance to put some theory into practice, and 'add on' an expertise to my regular ...Read Full Post »