Our Impact Report 2022-23

Discover the impact of our Online Reading Volunteers programme

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From just 380 children supported in 2018-19, in two areas of the country, we closed the 2022-23 school year having supported 2,151 children in 10 geographical areas with a total of 38,379 reading sessions. Children participating in the Chapter One programme significantly improved their reading levels, by an average of 44% or 3.49 levels (out of 9). We’re immensely proud that 5,500 children have benefited from our programmes in the last five years.

In addition to reporting on how our programme has impacted children’s reading confidence, skills and behaviours, the report includes a special section on how Chapter One supported our partners’ social value commitments.

Our previous impact reports

We're committed to robust impact evaluation of our work and since our launch in 2018 we have commissioned external evaluators to measure our outcomes in relation to reading confidence, attainment and motivation.

Our 2018-22 report went beyond an examination of our work in the previous academic year, retracing our journey supporting children's reading since we launched in the UK in 2018.

In 2019 we commissioned the National Literacy Trust to evaluate the pilot year of our programme since its launch in September 2018.

It all starts with literacy.