Reader Leader - Portland Tophill Library
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A reader leader is required to lead a small friend group in a weekly Shared Reading sessions, where a short story and poetry are slowly read aloud, with group reflection and discussion arising from the text. Working with one other reader leader you may lead sessions together, or individually, helping the group to benefit from thoughtful discussion and allowing them to access quality writing in new ways. Full training is provided by The Reader.org and ongoing support will be provided including access to resources and refresher training.
Portland Tophill Library
Bus number 1 runs from Weymouth town centre every ten minutes. Get off in Easton.
Enquire directly in the Portland library, email or phone.
Reading & Writing
You should be able to read aloud clearly and be confident in leading a discussion. Full training will be given and suitable resources provided if required.
A love of quality writing is helpful but not essential and you don't need to be well-read or a bookworm to apply.
You will benefit from full training from The Reader.org and accreditation as a Reader leader which will enable you to lead shared Reading Groups in other locations such as care homes, hospitals and community venues.
You will be part of a national network of Reader leaders with access to resources and follow up training.
We welcome and/or have the resources to support:
ex-offenders, disabled, people with lived experience of mental health problems are all welcome.
Refugees and asylum seekers are welcome to apply if they can speak and read English to an appropriate standard.