Reading Matters specialises in one-to-one support to motivate young people to reach their potential by becoming confident and enthusiastic readers.

  • Did you know that you can easily support Reading Matters at no additional cost to you?

    We have found a great way to raise money for free, simply by shopping online through a website called Whenever you buy anything online (e.g. presents, groceries, clothes, books, flights, hotel rooms, etc.) you can raise a free donation for Reading Matters. There are over 2,700 retailers registered with the site, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco who will donate a percentage of what you spend to Reading Matters to say thank you for shopping with them. See our easyfundraising page for more details. You can also download the easyfundraising donation reminder.

  • Reading Matters’ Impact for 2013/14

    Last year we supported over 4600 children and young people and their performance in reading improved in over 95% of cases. We trained over 900 individuals to offer reading support.  Our impact report can be accessed here: Reading Matters Impact Report 2013_14

    ‘I now know it’s ok to self correct, and I’m good at reading out loud’, ‘My grades and my spelling have really improved’, ‘I feel much more confident’.

  • Dates for 2015

    25 April 2015: Reading Matters Fundraising Gala Dinner with Gervase Phinn at The Midland Hotel, Bradford. Tickets can be booked here.

    9 July 2015: Reading Matters Conference ‘Bringing Literacy to Life’, Brighouse, West Yorkshire. If you would like to reserve tickets or be involved, please call 01274 692219 or email

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    Reading Teams Work!

    Ever thought about how you could use Reading Teams training? At Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College in Bradford, Reading Matters trained their administration staff to become Reading Mentors. Two of them enjoyed working with their pupil reading partners so much, they switched careers and are now both Learning Support Assistants!

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    Reading Leaders in Primary

    Our highly effective and successful Reading Leaders training course  is now available for primary schools. Training notes, resource packs and a free place for your school co-ordinator included.

    ‘Best school day ever!’ according to a Year 5 pupil in Leeds. Your Reading Leaders will boost literacy attainment and enhance school cohesion through their one-to-one sessions with younger peers… [Read on]

Reading Matters’ services really work. They improve reading for children and young people; enhancing reading comprehension, word recognition, language development, communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Please take a look at our short film about who we are and what we do.

“I am really impressed with the quality of the training and support provided by Reading Matters. Our Reading Leaders have found that they are benefitting from the work alongside their partners. It is helping with self confidence and self esteem and the students are thriving on the responsibility that the role requires.”

Director of Teaching and Learning, Bradford
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