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Sally Ridley 12/03/2015 - 14:50 - 0 Comments
RSK & Structural Soils Ltd to begin new Reading Buddy intervention at Ashton Vale Primary School,

RSK, who are a worldwide environmental engingeering health & safety company, will be starting a new Reading Buddy intervention at Ashton Vale Primary School in Term 5, 2015. The company has attracted a fantastic 11 volunteers to support the school and they will all be trained and Enhanced DBS-checked ahead of their start date in mid-April. Viv Champeney, Head Teacher...

Sally Ridley 06/03/2015 - 15:48 - 0 Comments

DAS Legal Expenses have been supporting Glenfrome Primary School since Ablaze began in 2005 and their involvement goes way beyond the provision of Reading Buddies - the company arranges visits for the students to their DAS offices and it also sponsored an Aardman Animations "Gromit" and "Gorilla" to be installed at the school last year. Claire Banham, the school's Reading...

Sally Ridley 06/03/2015 - 10:40 - 0 Comments
Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy and CMS Cameron McKenna

CMS Cameron McKenna have been partners of Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy through Ablaze since 2010 and currently 20 members of their staff support 14 students as Reading Buddies. Alison Pippard, the school's previous Reading Recovery Teacher commented that the intervention greatly helps "to promote reading in our school and to have support from people other than teachers...

Amanda Cranston 26/02/2015 - 15:17 - 0 Comments
Mentoring students in the board room of TLT Solicitors

Get up, get dressed, go to the office.  Standard day for some - it’s now a reality for a group of Y9 students at Bridge Learning Campus. 25 students have been taking part in mentoring sessions with staff of TLT solicitors in their offices at 1 Redcliff Street. 

The sessions set by Ablaze in conjunction with TLT have been a huge success. 

Lead Teacher, Liz Hackling said “Staff at...

Sally Ridley 25/02/2015 - 13:18 - 0 Comments
Campaign to end shameful 'reading gap' in Primary Schools

Around 1.5 million children will leave primary school struggling to read by 2025 unless urgent action is taken, according to new research published by a campaign group set up to eradicate illiteracy.The report published by Save the Children, on behalf of the Read On Get On campaign, shows that England is one of the most unequal countries in Europe when it comes to children's reading.