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We are proud of our business partnerships with Lloyds TSB, Guardian and General Investment.

Lloyds TSB

We are very lucky to work in partnership with Lloyds TSB through Business in the Community.  On Friday 16th May 2012 we had 16 volunteers from Lloyds TSB in the school, scraping and painting the top floor and remarking the school playground!

A big thank you to all the volunteers and school staff who helped the day to be a success and for making a big difference to our school.  Another Volunteer day is planned this year for Friday 17th May – watch this space!

Guardian

Winton Primary School works in partnership with local businesses in our community to support the learning of pupils.  Guardian News & Media is one of our business partners, who support pupils to learn to read.

Eleven reading volunteers who work at the Guardian give up one hour [usually their own lunchbreak] every single week of the year, to come over to Winton to read with the same pupil.  Their support is invaluable and the volunteers contribute to helping children to enjoy reading, improve their confidence levels and help them make progress in reading.

The children enjoy their reading time with their volunteers and the adults feel that they make a huge difference to the children’s reading experiences.

Alex Olorenshaw, a Guardian volunteer who is part of the reading group, says it is a real pleasure seeing the child he’s been working with gain in confidence and reading skills, and knowing that in a small way he has contributed: “On my first day the pupil I started working was very nervous and barely spoke to me. But by Easter we were laughing and playing together, and the only challenge was making sure we squeezed in enough reading between raucous games of Guess Who and Uno.  The staff and pupils have all been extremely welcoming and friendly. The school is a lovely, invigorating environment in which to spend some time every week, and as an added bonus I’ve been able to reread some of the classic children’s books from my youth.”

All adults from the Guardian are required to have a ‘Criminal Record Bureaux’ [CRB] check that shows that they are safe to work with our children.

General Investment

Winton Primary School works in partnership with local businesses in our community to support the learning of pupils.  Guardian News & Media is one of our business partners, who support pupils to learn to read.

Eleven reading volunteers who work at the Guardian give up one hour [usually their own lunchbreak] every single week of the year, to come over to Winton to read with the same pupil.  Their support is invaluable and the volunteers contribute to helping children to enjoy reading, improve their confidence levels and help them make progress in reading.

The children enjoy their reading time with their volunteers and the adults feel that they make a huge difference to the children’s reading experiences.

Alex Olorenshaw, a Guardian volunteer who is part of the reading group, says it is a real pleasure seeing the child he’s been working with gain in confidence and reading skills, and knowing that in a small way he has contributed: “On my first day the pupil I started working was very nervous and barely spoke to me. But by Easter we were laughing and playing together, and the only challenge was making sure we squeezed in enough reading between raucous games of Guess Who and Uno.  The staff and pupils have all been extremely welcoming and friendly. The school is a lovely, invigorating environment in which to spend some time every week, and as an added bonus I’ve been able to reread some of the classic children’s books from my youth.”

All adults from the Guardian are required to have a ‘Criminal Record Bureaux’ [CRB] check that shows that they are safe to work with our children.

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