Category: Press

An affordable solution to prisoner illiteracy

Article published in the Longford Magazine. Toe by Toe was featured in the Longford Magazine in an article about prisoner literacy, or lack of it. The Shannon Trust works with literate prisoners to become reading coaches, using the Toe by

Posted in Press, Prisons

Turning over a new leaf

Article published by The Telegraph Magazine. Article is about the pioneering scheme used in prisons, through which inmates teach fellow inmates to read – see below. 􏰓􏰕

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The Secret Millionaire in prison payouts

A millionaire businessman gave away thousands of pounds of his own money when he visited a young offenders institution in South Staffordshire as part of a TV documentary. Computer entrepreneur Piers Linney also offered to personally “mentor” one inmate at

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Sixth Form Students Aid Younger Readers

Sixth formers at Shebbear College have been offering a helping hand to their younger counterparts.  The older students have been giving up their free time to support young, improving readers in a new initiative by the Learning Support Department.

Posted in Press, Schools

Toe by Toe has worldwide recognition

Article published in the Listener in New Zealand Developed in Britain, the Toe by Toe manual has unlocked the mystery of reading for thousands of people worldwide. It has been used successfully in Linwood College, New Zealand, and the Listener

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Success in prisons using Toe by Toe

The Shannon Trust works with literate prisoners to become reading coaches, using the Toe by Toe manual as an affordable solution to prisoner illiteracy. One such prisoner, Mick Greenberry, was given an award by the Trust for teaching 96 fellow

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Toe by Toe in Literacy Today

Article featured in Literacy Today

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Making sure kids can read

When Professor Tommy MacKay was put in charge of schools in West Dunbartonshire, he abolished illiteracy completely – and it only took half an hour.

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