Coram Beanstalk’s one-to-one reading support is proven to help improve the reading attainment, self-confidence and enjoyment of reading of children who are struggling or reluctant readers.

The impact of our primary school programme

To measure our impact we conduct an annual survey with schools involved in the programme. 

Our main outcomes seen for the majority of children supported by a reading helper are:

  1. An increase in their enjoyment of, and engagement with reading. 
  2. Acceleration in their reading progress, narrowing the gap with their peers.
  3. An increase in confidence and attitudes to reading and wider learning.

We also see improvements in speech and language, wellbeing and behaviour. Many schools also report an improvement in attendance...particularly on the days the reading helper is due to visit! 

Read our latest 'Reading Results' for 2023 here

Find out about our one-to-one reading support programme