ABC to read provides reading mentors to work with children who are struggling with their reading in primary schools across Berkshire. There are many reasons why children might need our help:

  • Some are living in areas of significant deprivation.
  • Some are shy and have lost confidence because they’ve fallen behind.
  • Some don’t speak English at home.
  • Some just need a boost to help them catch up.

Receiving support from one of our volunteers each week significantly boosts their confidence, motivation and skills. Teachers tell us that these effects often apply in other areas of their education and lives too.