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Resources

26 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Dynamics

This resource contains tips about managing group dynamics, challenging conversations and scenarios in a Reading Friends session.

25 March 2021

Reading Friends Presentation for Partners

Share this Powerpoint presentation with partners to explain the Key Principles of Reading Friends and what activities you’re running.

17 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for New and Prospective Parents

This resource contains tips for running Reading Friends with new and prospective parents, important things to consider, and the types of reading materials you could include. Use this resource when planning and delivering a Reading Friends session with new mums,...

02 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Phone Calls

This resource contains tips to prepare for, set up and deliver Reading Friends sessions using group phone calls. This resource has advice on different conference call platforms you could use, ideas on how to structure a group phone call session...

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training

Click here for our short videos for Reading Befrienders (for those leading/supporting sessions). There are five altogether that you can access using the link below (Vimeo). You can also read the PDFs – they are accessible as separate resources. Please...

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 1

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 1. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 2

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 2. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 3

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 3. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 4

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 4. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 5

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 5. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training videos

Click here to take a look at our short Coordinator training videos. There are five altogether that you access from the link below. You can also read the PDFs – they are accessible as separate resources. Please use Chrome to...

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 1

Coordinator training: PDF of video 1. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 2

Coordinator training: PDF of video 2. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 3

Coordinator training: PDF of video 3. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 4

Coordinator training: PDF of video 4. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 5

Coordinator training: PDF of video 5. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 1

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 1. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 2

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 2. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 3

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 3. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 4

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 4. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 5

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 5. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

22 November 2019

Reading Friends project plan

Keep your Reading Friends project on track day-to-day with this editable plan for your key milestones. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

21 November 2019

Reading Friends project starter checklist

A handy checklist of things you’ll need to consider when setting up a new Reading Friends project.

20 November 2019

Reading Friends risk assessment

A useful tool to help think through, record and reduce any risks involved in delivering Reading Friends.

10 May 2019

Reading Friends volunteer agreement template

Template that clearly sets out expectations and boundaries for volunteers. This is an example document. Please adapt wherever needed for your project, using Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit. Please send feedback about our resources to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk

12 April 2019

Reading Friends volunteer role description

Provides potential volunteers with key information on what’s involved in the role. Editable for local information.

12 April 2019

Reading Friends volunteer application form

A template for local Reading Friends projects to adapt and use with people interested in volunteering. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

10 April 2019

Reading Friends volunteer diary

An A5 booklet to capture and reflect on experiences as a Reading Friends volunteer.

10 January 2019

Reading Friends Project Toolkit for England

Click here for the Toolkit containing practical information about how to get going, what is involved in local delivery, and how to maintain a safe and effective project. Use your Reading Agency Passport Account to access through the link below: View...