Coram Beanstalk OU/UKLA reading groups enable volunteers to explore children's books

A new initiative enabling current volunteers to study a variety of children's books is such a success that it is being rolled out across the country. Read more

Why ‘H is for Harry’ will be shedding the light on illiteracy this World Book Day

Producer, Jon McGoh, talks to Coram Beanstalk about his new film, ‘H is for Harry’ and the importance of highlighting the struggles many children face with illiteracy whilst discussing the challenging question of ‘What does it take to change a child’s life?’ Read more

International Volunteer Day - Helping to build stronger communities

Beanstalk's CEO reflects on the importance of volunteers in helping shape stronger and more resilient communities... Read more

The power of parental involvement

Parentkind talks to Beanstalk about the role of parents and how their input can hugely benefit schools. Read more

"Primary teaching is rewarding, challenging, exciting and often difficult"

Deputy Headteacher Kevin Taggart talks about being a male primary school teacher and how inspiring young learners is key for him... Read more

"It was a baptism of fire! I had to learn very quickly how to encourage a nine year old to see the fun and value in reading"

Martin writes about the 'remarkable surprises' he has found along the way as a Beanstalk reading helper... Read more

"You can not only change a life, you can actually save lives", says Mat Tobin

Mathew Tobin, a Senior Lecturer in English and Children's Literature at Oxford Brookes University, explains how gender roles have influenced our upbringing and how encouraging more men in to schools can only be a good thing... Read more

“I began to realise that I missed working with children”

Beanstalk reading helper Marietta talks about rediscovering a love of working with children after her own left for university... Read more

“I suddenly worried about what I was going to do with my time”

When her own children left home to go to university, Amanda decided she wanted to go back to school to help other children become successful in the education and future lives... Read more

"The programme works brilliantly in the school and the results are inspiring"

Mark Seymour, Assistant Head Teacher at Longsands Academy, explains how the Reading Leaders programme works in his school... Read more