Grestone Academy






Can you spare a few hours a week to become a reading helper at our school?

Our school is working with a charity called Coram Beanstalk and are looking for volunteers who can spare an afternoon or two a week to come in to school as a reading helper. Holding reading sessions with some of our children on a one-to-one basis, giving those that need it extra support to practise reading skills outside of the classroom. It’s a fun role that’s about much more than listening to children read.

Coram Beanstalk help children become readers; equipping reading helpers to help children switch on to reading, learn to read and become confident independent readers. Reading helpers are trained in a proven approach and will lead sessions for each child that bring fun and enjoyment to the reading experience, ultimately wanting the child to choose to read and be enthusiastic about it!

For more information or if you want to apply online, visit the website at and complete an

application form.