Seven Stories Reader in Residence

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.

Readers in Residence use a range of activities and sessions to engage different audiences within the school community. A Reader in Residence programme is constructed using different activity types, relevant to your desired outcomes, aligning with your School Improvement Plan and strategic objectives.

Find out more by downloading our Reader in Residence Guide or contacting John Beattie on 0300 330 1095 ext 222 or E: john.beattie@sevenstories.org.uk

Reader in Residence at Northern Saints Church of England (VA) Primary School, Sunderland.

Reader in Residence is transforming our children's early reading and 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 reading with 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

(Pupil Premium Winners 2016).

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."