Weavers Academy

Patron of Reading

18 September 2013 In School News

Weavers Academy has been selected to be part of the exciting 'Patron of Reading' scheme. This scheme was set up with award winning, well-known publishers and authors who'd like to improve reading in schools. Reading is an essential skill and one that allows the development of core literacy as well as enabling students to imagine and create. Weavers academy is passionate about the importance of reading and developing independent readers throughout the academy.


A Patron of Reading is a school's special, designated children's author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The author might be a writer of fiction, a writer of non-fiction, a poet, a storyteller or an illustrator. They will work with the school to raise the profile of reading for pleasure with pupils, parents and staff.


Our patron is John Townsend. He is Reading Champion’ awarded by the National Literacy Trust.  John Townsend will be in school in October working with our students and will also run workshops throughout the year.


Here is a link to his website for you to investigate his books. http://www.johntownsend.co.uk/news.php


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