Coram Beanstalk is the leading charity provider of one-to-one, in-person, reading support in primary schools. We have worked with thousands of schools across the country since 1973, using our evidence-based reading for pleasure approach to help children switch onto reading, learn to read and become confident independent readers.

Coram Beanstalk believes that when a child becomes a reader, they get the very best chance in life, and that you can only become a reader if you have an interest in books and a want to read. 

We diligently vet, train and support a large network of high quality reading helpers, equipping them with the skills to run sessions from EYFS to KS2 to give children a positive reading experience.  

Our weekly one-to-one support is proven to boost reading attainment as well as improving confidence and attitude to learning. It gives children consistent time with a trusted adult to enjoy sharing engaging children’s books from a range of authors and genres which we know not all children have access to within the home.  

Reading helpers commit to supporting at least 3 children each week throughout the school year. They are responsible for leading one-to-one sessions during which they will create positive reading experiences and boost reading skills through a variety of methods such as reading aloud, engaging the children in book chat, extending vocabulary and supporting children if they choose to read to them. 

Our partner schools benefit from:
  • One-to-one targeted, consistent, reading support for at least 3 pupils
  • Highly skilled trained reading helpers
  • Monitoring and impact reporting to evidence the value of our service
  • Reading helper support & management by Coram Beanstalk
  • A collection of books specifically chosen to interest children who don’t easily engage with reading
  • Shareable reading-related content, newsletters and book recommendations. 
Our reading helpers are:
  • Vetted and highly-trained by Coram Beanstalk
  • Provided with ongoing learning and development and support from our dedicated support team 
  • Have access to a range of resources via our online portal 
  • Conscientious and committed

All for just £220 per term. Please contact us to discuss our bespoke offer for multi-academy trusts.

"Coram Beanstalk has been a most welcome addition to our academy. The highly-trained volunteers deployed are dedicated and run highly enjoyable sessions that our children look forward to." Deputy Headteacher, Birley Primary Academy

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