Coram Beanstalk is a national charity that provides one-to-one reading support to children who struggle with their reading skills and confidence. This support is proven to help improve their reading attainment, self-confidence and enjoyment of reading.
Illiteracy is a persistent national problem in the UK. Our challenge is to ensure that every child leaves school with the skills and confidence to reach their true potential and control their own lives. The statistics of literacy in the UK are shocking and show the scale of the challenge we all face: 34% of children left primary school last year unable to read to the required level70% of pupils permanently excluded from school have difficulties with basic literacy25% of young offenders have reading skills below that of the average 7 year oldIf current trends continue, we will have left behind 1.5 million children by 2025Poor literacy skills cost the UK economy £81 billion every yearBut with the help of Beanstalk readers, our children's lives have been transformed:82% of schools say that Beanstalk's service helped their school achieve their literacy outcomes.96% of schools agreed that their reading helpers helped children to improve their confidence.94% of schools agreed that their reading helpers helped children to improve their attitude to reading.
At Coram Beanstalk we look for people with a passion for reading who can give their time to help inspire the next generation of readers. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community, across all ages. If you have the time to give and would like to use it to help children have the best opportunities in life, then please apply!
We are able to provide one-to-one support to children who wouldn't otherwise receive such concentrated support.