The National Literacy Trust Hub in Bradford is a ten-year partnership with the National Literacy Trust working to break the cycle of intergenerational low literacy. The Hub is delivering a range of programmes, training and support through settings, community group and volunteers. This is supported by a media campaign working to change behaviours and attitudes to literacy.
Our work includes:
All schools in the Bradford district have membership of the National Literacy Trust for free – this is online access for staff to all of our teaching resources, tools and research to develop and enhance literacy in a school setting.
Membership of the National Literacy Trust includes access to a range of training and development opportunities for schools.
The National Literacy Trust Hub in Bradford is delivering programmes including:
- Secondary schools can also take part in Our Stories and Words for Work (which links schools with business volunteers who help children and young people learn more about work and the skills they need to succeed
- Primary schools are supported by the Young Readers Programme (promoting book ownership and reading for pleasure) and the Bradford developed initiative Our Stories (which uses performance poetry as a medium to explore language, identity and encourage writing)
- Early Years settings; parental engagement and Early Years Literacy and Language and a network of practitioners supporting men in the Early Years
The National Literacy Trust Hub in Bradford engaged with a wide range of businesses and employers who are supporting literacy activities. We also endeavour to help community organisations and other charities with similar aims. During the coming academic year we will be recruiting and supporting 50 community volunteers to develop and delivery literacy programmes within the community. Some volunteers may wish to support schools. Please contact us if you would be interested.
The National Literacy Trust is looking for outstanding volunteers to become Booker Champions. We’re looking for young people aged between 18 and 25 to work with us to help 12-16 year olds in Bradford find a love of reading. This is part of a high profile campaign called Booker Squad that we have developed in partnership with the Booker Prize Foundation. As well as awarding the Booker Prize, the Foundation works to promote the art of literature for the public benefit through various projects.
You will be placed in a local school to work within the school to lead literacy sessions with young people. All travel and meal expenses provided. Full training and support provided. You will receive training in facilitation and session development - Holding six sessions with young people in May and June - Attending a celebration event in June
Working in pairs or groups, the Booker Champions will work with us to design and deliver a series of online and in-person sessions for small groups that will take young people on a journey using stories, books and creative writing. You can base it around themes and books you are interested in. You will be fully trained and supported by a volunteer manager, and gain free books as part of the programme. It’s a chance to gain experience in a school, build your CV with a prestigious project, and develop skills in team building, project management, leadership and project facilitation as well as public speaking.
We are currently actively recruiting for Booker Champions and will be delivering training over the next few weeks ready to start delivering training in May. This could be of strong interest to anyone who is looking to pursue a career with young people or gain experience of the charity sector, as well as gain skills that are applicable to many roles.
If you are interested please eail your CV and details on why you would like to take part and what you could bring to this project to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can't wait to hear from you!
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 14-04-2021
End Date: 22-07-2021