Seven Stories Reader in Residence Programme places a member of the Seven Stories team into your school every week for a full academic year. Readers in Residence can work with the whole school community - children, staff, parents and carers for a strategic approach to reading for pleasure and improved literacy.

The impact of the pilot programme shows that developing a love of books and increased motivation to read improves literacy, confidence and well-being both at school and at home.

"The Reader in Residence scheme is transforming our children's early reading and the scheme makes a significant contribution to our family learning programmes. Our Reader is very much part of the school team - available to staff for expert advice and invigorating join reading wwith whole classes and parents. The impact is clear - we have eradicated a history of poor attainment at Key Stage 1 exit, moving from significantly below national levels in reading SATs to in line with the national average within two years." Steve Williamson, Head Teacher, Northern Saints Church of England (VA) Primary School, Sunderland.

This growing programme of work will be available from September 2015. To find out more or express an interest contact Debbie Beeks on 0300 330 1095 ext 215 or E: debbie.beeks@sevenstories.org.uk

Find out how Northern Saints has "created a thriving school community" with the help of Seven Stories: Teaching Blog, "Culture, Heritage and Community: How one North East school uses the Pupil Premium to raise aspirations."