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Welcome to Jonah – our Reader-in-Residence!

At St Lawrence’s we are passionate about Reading.  We recognise the importance of developing children’s word-reading skills and comprehension, but also their love of books and reading.

This year we are thrilled to be working in partnership with Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books.  . They have placed a member of staff into our school (every week for a full academic year) who will work mainly with Early Years but also our whole school community to encourage a story sharing culture with high quality books, resources and creative activities.

Our Reader-in Residence – Jonah – began working with our Reception children this week and was immediately a huge hit!   

A Reader in residence programme has four core aims:

  1. Create a story sharing culture with the whole school community.
  2. Encourage and excite diverse groups of children, young people, parents and staff.
  3. Provide a consistently rich experience of high quality children’s literature, for pleasure, to support children and families to achieve their potential.
  4. Create inclusive shared experiences through creativity.

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