Reading together with children at home and at school can make such a big impact on reading enjoyment and, as a school that's at the heart of the community, we really want to encourage that to happen more. Coram Beanstalk has helped open that door and sparked conversation across the local cluster about the importance of reading, which is such a positive outcome and something we wanted to see happen. Mike Taylor, Head Teacher at Rosehearty Primary School

Coram Beanstalk’s support is proven to help children as they:

· Develop the key pre-school skills that make being taught to read an easier process

· Grasp the ‘mechanics’ of reading as they are taught to read

· Learn how to become an effective reader

In other words, we support a child at every stage as they continue along a path to becoming someone who not only can read independently but chooses to do so!

We know that the more children are supported in a way that means they enjoy reading, the more inclined they are to keep trying when they find it hard (and keep doing it when they have other options!), the more they progress and the more their self-confidence and self-esteem grows.

  • 97% of schools said their reading helpers helped children to increase their enjoyment of reading

  • 98% of schools said their reading helpers helped children to increase their confidence in reading

  • 97% of schools said their reading helpers helped children to develop a positive attitude to books and reading

  • 85% of schools said their reading helpers helped children to accelerate in their reading progress

  • 95% of schools said their reading helpers helped children to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem*
* Data from our 2018/19 Impact Report below

Early Years

Read our full Impact and Evaluation report for our Story Starters programme

Primary

Having found that the impact on reading levels, confidence and self-confidence was so significant in our academy with one Coram Beanstalk reading helper, we decided to get two more - what a great resource! Amanda Chalk, St James the Great Academy

Read our full Reading 321 Impact Report for the latest available academic year

Secondary

Thank you so much for today, the students were absolutely buzzing as they left school. We are really looking forward to working with the reading leaders and inspiring others to read. Your approach with our students was first class. Jane Shaw, Assistant Principal at Laisterdyke Leadership Academy