Transforming Children's Futures
Our online reading volunteer programme boosts children's confidence and enjoyment of reading, strengthens their belief that they're good readers and sparks their excitement about the world of books.
Take a look at our impact so far.
95% of teachers said the volunteer reading support was beneficial or very beneficial for their pupils (Annual survey, 2022)
for two years in a row, external studies have demonstrated that, with statistical significance, the more Chapter One reading sessions a child receives, the better their reading becomes (ImpactEd, 2022)
97% of volunteers and teachers would recommend the programme to a colleague (Annual survey, 2022)
We're committed to robust impact evaluation of our work and have commissioned external evaluators to measure our outcomes in relation to reading confidence, attainment and motivation.
Featured Case Studies
Teacher spotlight on David Taylor, year 1 teacher at Horton Grange Primary School, Bradford"I think the volunteers should know just how much of a difference they are making to these children’s lives."
Another successful year for Chapter One at Byron Primary School in BradfordPositive reflections from school leaders about their experience of online reading volunteers since 2018
Wates Group video demonstrates our social value impactWatch this wonderful video created Wates Group about their online volunteering experience!