Our services Work with Coram Beanstalk Why partner with Coram Beanstalk? Partnering with Coram Beanstalk will help you raise reading attainment and improve children’s wellbeing and learning across the curriculum. Early Years Foundation Stage: over 90% of schools agreed or strongly agreed that they saw an improvement in motivation, engagement, speaking and listening, and understanding of story. Key Stage 1: after receiving our help three times as many children were ‘at’ or ‘above’ age-related reading levels than before. Key Stage 2: after receiving our support, two and a half times as many children were ‘at’ or ‘above’ the expected reading level than before. Coram Beanstalk recognises, as you do, that teaching children to become confident, capable readers is made easier by effective support from the home environment at every stage, and that not every home is equally able to provide such support. Our volunteers can be relied on to provide in person, one-to-one support for children who ‘miss out’ on support with reading at home. Our training is available to your parents to help them get better at supporting children’s reading at home. As we are all aware, children who read tend to be more successful in education and in life. The ‘reading for pleasure’ approach – the basis of the Beanstalk model from its inception 50 years ago – further reinforces that it is children who choose to read who achieve more. Our volunteers are specifically trained to achieve key outcomes needed at every stage of a child’s journey to becoming a reader: they do far more than ‘listen to children read’ and use a range of ‘brilliant books’ selected for the purpose by experts. Our training has been developed by and with teaching professionals and academic experts through regular reviews of best practice and the latest research evidence. To see the key outcomes for children and how we ensure adults understand how to help children achieve them, open the following PDF's: Before a child learns to read [Early Years Foundation Stage] As a child is taught to read [Key Stage 1] After a child has learnt to read [Key Stage2] Our training is available to your own parent helpers, and staff who have to ‘step in’ to offer extra help, to help them get even better at supporting children’s reading. Our service complements your own teaching practice and use of literacy interventions and resources can be applied flexibly to suit your particular circumstances. Early Years Foundation Stage: 88% of schools agreed they saw an improvement in children’s confidence. Key Stages 1 & 2: 95% of schools said their reading helpers helped children to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.