Reading Ladders webinars

On the 18th February 2021, we delivered a webinar to tutors and teachers on ‘Tips and techniques for online literacy tuition.’ The webinar was a huge success with 40 people attending. We raised £1,000 for Reading Ladders and received excellent feedback. Watch this space for details of future webinars.

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‘Reading Ladders’ is a highly effective and interactive programme run by specialist teachers who have specialist qualifications in Dyslexia and other related literacy difficulties. As a result of the programme, our pupils made gains in their reading ages and their self-esteem and emotional well-being has improved. The programme also helped the pupils gain the skills and strategies they need to access the curriculum more effectively. They have enjoyed the lessons immensely, in particular playing games to help them learn and revise their phonic knowledge.’

SENCO @ Stag Lane Primary School

The ‘Reading Ladders’ project has been established in St. Bernadette’s since November 2019. Pupils were assessed thoroughly and grouped accordingly where they then received weekly sessions of targeted literacy tuition from specialist tutors aiming to significantly improve their reading ability. Immediately, we could see that pupils’ confidence and engagement with reading significantly improved. In addition, pupils would look forward to their weekly sessions and talk excitedly about what they had done or achieved when they came back to the classroom. Parents also noticed these improvements, and many reported that the project had made a real difference to their child. All the pupils involved in the project made progress-whether it be with their reading accuracy, fluency or their actual motivation to pick up a book and attempt to read it. As a school, we felt incredibly fortunate to be involved in such a project and to benefit from the expertise on offer.

Caroline O’Dwyer (SENCO at St. Bernadette’s)

Pupils comments

‘We get to play games that help me learn how to read thicker books.’


‘We improve our reading in a fun way and my favourite game is the chair stacking game.’