Monday, 23 January 2017

Reading Matters 2017

The latest Reading Matters newsletter details upcoming events for 2017 including the 20th Anniversary Charity Ball on 11 March and more:


Let's make 2017 a happier one for more children by helping them to read with confidence


Happy New Year to you all!  There's a lot to look forward to in 2017!  It's Reading Matters' 20th birthday this year and we want to help more young people than ever to read well and reach their potential. We've got some great ideas in this bulletin of how you can get involved and help us to achieve this goal.

Our 20th birthday offer; a present for you!

To mark our birthday year, we'd like to make you a special, partly funded offer, on all Reading Leaders courses which are booked to take place during this Spring term. This brilliant offer will help you get the New Year off to a great start in your school!

We will train 15 older pupils to be Reading Leaders who will then be able to provide effective reading support to younger pupils, boosting their skills, confidence and self esteem. In addition, we will provide your school with two free delegate places, worth £100 each, for our conference looking at 'Closing the Literacy Gap' on 29/6/17. The conference takes place at Bradford City Football Stadium with an inspiring line up of speakers, workshops and exhibitors including education consultant Matt Bromley, author Andy Seed and Director of Grimm and Co, Deborah Bullivant.
Our latest impact report shows an average reading age increase of 13 months after just 10 hours of support from a Reading Leader and schools often report much more.  Reading Leaders aged 14 or over in secondary education gain a Level 2 accreditation in Supporting Reading Skills, which will really enhance their UCAS form or CV. The costs of the accreditation are already included in the course price.
15 places on a Reading Leader course, plus one for a member of staff and 2 free conference places - £995.00 (worth £1475!)

15 places on a Reading Leader course, plus one for a member of staff and 2 free conference places - £595.00 (worth £950!)

Please note: All courses must be booked and delivered before 31.3.17 and training dates are subject to availability. So don't delay, contact us now and experience the impact of Reading Leaders in your school!


Join in the 20th anniversary celebrations at our Charity Ball

On the 11th of March we are holding a '20th Anniversary' Charity Ball at The Midland Hotel in Bradford, to celebrate our work over the last two decades and the thousands of young people we have been able to help. We really hope that you will be able to join us for this special event where we will also raise money to sustain our essential work in the future.

Tickets for the evening cost £40 each and tables can be booked for groups of 8-12 people. The evening will start at 6.30pm with a drinks reception, followed by a three course meal and then a DJ with dancing. There will also be an envelope draw and silent and live auctions in aid of Reading Matters.

The Midland Hotel are offering guests a special overnight rate of £55 for a single or double room, including breakfast. Please book directly with the The Midland Hotel on 01274 735735 quoting 'REA110317'.

Please come in your ‘Glad Rags’! It's your choice whether to come in evening dress, black tie or whatever makes you feel happy!

If you are able to offer any sponsorship or prizes to support our fundraising please contact us at or telephone 01274 692219.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Reading!

Fromm all the team at Reading Matters

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