24 January 2024
Chapter One launches 2022-23 Impact Report
2022-23 was a milestone year for Chapter One as we worked to transform children’s futures with 1:1 online reading support
On the UN International Day of Education, we are delighted to publish our Impact Report for 2022-23.
From just 380 children supported in 2018-19, in two areas of the country, we closed the 2022-23 year having supported 2,151 children in 10 geographical areas with 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).
2022-23 was a milestone year for us. We started with a bang - renaming ourselves in February from Innovations for Learning/TutorMate to Chapter One. We believe this new name better reflects our work, and our desire to help children at the start of their reading journey - that ‘first chapter’ of the success story of their life.
In July, we were delighted to celebrate our organisation’s five year anniversary, with a fantastic volunteer recognition event. It was a reminder that we have come a long way in our mission to provide children, regardless of their background, with vital, timely reading support. 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.
A huge thank you to all of our corporate partners, funders, volunteers, teachers and schools who are working to transform children’s futures with one-to-one online reading support at the time they need it most.
Emma Bell, CEO of Chapter One, said, "As you read the report, and learn more about our impact in 2022-23, please do remember that positive, human message at the core of our work - together, we really can make a difference. With the involvement of the whole of our society - adults supporting young people, businesses investing in deprived communities, schools opening their doors to external support - we can transform the future of the next generation."
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