Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Primary pupils get university support

PUBLISHED: 19:00 09 February 2014

Windwhistle School chidren from Year 1 and Y2 with their reading partners, who are student teachers at UWE.

Windwhistle School chidren from Year 1 and Y2 with their reading partners, who are student teachers at UWE.


STUDENT teachers from the University of the West of England dropped into Weston’s Windwhistle Primary School to offer additional support for children learning to read.

The link-up is part of Windwhistle’s Better Reading Partners Programme, which has since trained adults working with pupils since 2009.

Staff say pupils benefit through increased ability and confidence, while helpers gained new skills towards their teaching qualifications.

Jane Carter, senior lecturer in primary education at UWE, said: “Last year children involved in the project made an average 7.3 months’ progress in reading during the two months of the project and 100 per cent of the students reported that their confidence and competence as teachers of reading has increased. Everyone has benefited.”

Other News Stories

8 minutes ago

A mother and daughter from Uphill have taken part in this heart-warming video aimed at raising awareness of Down’s Syndrome.

Read more

A yellow weather warning for ice is in place across North Somerset this morning.

Read more

A blue plaque dedicated to famous children’s author Roald Dahl was unveiled on Monday.

Read more

Kind-hearted animal lovers have rescued more than 800 toads from an early demise on Winscombe’s roads.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:29

A teenage girl has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car this afternoon (Monday).

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A Weston school has been praised for maintaining its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:38

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was verbally abused on a bus earlier this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:44

An evening of music will help raise money for Weston General Hospital’s Scanner Appeal.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:14

Youngsters of Windwhistle Primary School held a mufti day to raise money for Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

More than 80 volunteers took in part in Berrow’s first organised beach clean.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder