Take Part – Home-led reading during COVID-19

NEW – Home-led reading project:

As a result of the findings of the first project we are running a second project looking at home-led reading activities during the lockdown and as children transition back to school. This is based largely on an early finding of our first survey that the level of interaction between families and teachers varies by case.

In this new study we want to explore the aspects of reading that families develop with support by teachers or completely independently from school, as in many cases of vulnerable children parents have become their children’s educators during the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to document good practices in home-led reading activities, which may lead to a continuing interaction of the two parties after school reopening to the benefit of children.

The child may be in any of the above or a combination of the above groups and may or may not have SEND (e.g., dyslexia, poor comprehension, speech and language difficulties or other).

If you are not directly involved in supporting home-led reading activities for the child, eg. you are the SENCo or Head of school, but know a child that would benefit from taking part in the study, please pass this invitation on to the teacher that knows and supports the child and to their family.

Learn more about the study and participate by 15 August 2020, 23:59 (BST) :

If you are a teaching professional, please click on:


If you are a parent/carer/foster carer, please click on: