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Heaton/Frizinghall Primary Paired Reading Scheme

Students visit the school on a weekly basis (Wednesday afternoons) to sit with a number of pupils (between 3 and 5 each) on a one-to-one basis and listen to them read. Students are expected to encourage the students to read, asking questions to check comprehension and vocabulary skills. They build a relationship with their pupils over the course of the scheme and act as positive role models, not just in relation to reading but also in relation to their attitude to their academic studies and future aspirations. The scheme ran for a term (Nov – Feb) at Frizinghall, and for half a term (Feb – April) at Heaton.