Love Reading Mentoring

The Love Reading Mentoring project uses the principles and theories of mentoring to build learners’ motivation and confidence in reading. The project worked with 12 primary schools across Wales and is funded by Welsh Government and delivered in partnership with Bangor University.   

The project has received follow-on funding from the Welsh Government for the 2024-25 cycle. This year will focus on developing a professional learning programme for primary practitioners underpinned by the methods, theories and practices established as part of the pilot project.   

This will include the creation and online delivery of a bespoke and targeted professional training programme for primary school teaching staff focused on developing a love of reading amongst Key Stage 2 learners (years 4-6), in line with the Curriculum for Wales. This will involve the development and delivery of two distinct programmes; one for encouraging a love of reading in English, and one for encouraging a love of reading in Welsh.  

This exciting development provides opportunity for important collaboration between our MFL Mentoring and Love Reading teams, showcasing the important connections between Languages, Literacy and Communication provision across Wales. The teams are excited to work with schools and the wider sector to shape this new programme in and for Wales.