Time to Read Programme

Time to Read Programme

We are delighted to have the Business in the Community Time to Read Pupil Mentoring Programme in operation at Oakwood IPS.

Established in 1999, Time to Read is offered within school time in a group environment where local business people read on a one-to-one basis with children, supporting their reading progress and giving them an insight into the world of work

The programme has been in operation at Oakwood for many years and our children have benefitted greatly from the experience of reading with their Time to Read partner and visiting their workplace.

In 2010 Business in the Community commissioned an independent evaluation of Time to Read through the Centre for Effective Education at Queen’s University Belfast. The evaluation focused specifically on assessing the impact of Time to Read on children and identified that the programme made an improvement in reading outcomes in decoding, oral fluency and reading rate as well as aspirations for the future.

The programme is not currently running at Oakwood due to Covid-19 visitor restrictions. 

Contact Information

Phone:   02890 309920
Fax:       02890 622024
Email:    info@oakwoodips.belfast.ni.sch.uk 


Ms Claire Howe
48 The Cutts
BT17 9HN



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