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Investing in Teaching Assistants: ABC to Read and Parent Helpers

Teaching Assistants play a vital role in the classroom. They enable class teachers to focus on delivering their materials to the students, knowing that individuals within the room are being given additional encouragement and support whenever needed. Teaching Assistants are often overlooked as their contribution isn’t always understood outside the school environment. However, local reading…

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Safeguarding Refresher Training

Before ABC to read will place any volunteer in school, we carry out numerous checks, including a DBS Disclosure, to be as sure as we reasonably can that those representing ABC to read are suitable to work with children. Clearly, as you are already volunteering in a school for us, you have already made your…


Berkshire Community Foundation funds local reading mentors

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) has awarded a grant of £3,100 to local reading charity ABC to Read to fund the recruitment, training and support of a further 10 volunteers as one-to-one reading mentors. The grant follows donations of over £12,000 from BCF in recent years, confirming their passion for and belief in the work that…

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