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Who do we work with?

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Primary Schools

"Constituents have greatly valued the work of Quest for Learning in using specialised literacy tutors to provide valuable help and support for children both in literacy and numeracy for learning. Every success in this crucial work."

MP Oxford East, Andrew Smith

We work with primary schools that have identified children who are falling behind in reading or maths and who would benefit from our one-to-one or group programmes. In particular we support children in Year 2 who are struggling to become readers, through our Reading Quest programme; children in Key Stage 2 through our BookQuest programme, who can decode but whose reading comprehension is low and may lack motivation to engage with books, and children across both Key Stages who lack confidence in numeracy, whose skills in mental maths are limited and who struggle with number facts and flexible number work; these children can be supported through our Numskills programme.

Young people in Years 7 and 8 also benefit from our work: struggling readers in secondary school work with Quest for Learning tutors to develop their comprehension skills through our BookQuest programme.

Directly with families

In addition to working directly with pupils, Quest for Learning works to build links with families, promoting home literacy and numeracy. Providing tools for parents and carers empowers them to support their children’s education.

Education professionals

Education professionals can also be trained to run Quest for Learning programmes in their own schools via our training courses. In addition, our team of education consultants and trainers run a range of other continuing professional development courses for primary teachers and teaching assistants on areas such promoting mathematical learning, place value and fractions, mathematical reasoning, developing skills in teaching grammar, spelling or phonics and broader literacy areas such as engaging boys with literacy and using quality texts to promote writing. See the 'Training' area of the website for full details.

Upcoming courses

Thursday 18th October

Didcot

Tuesday 6th November

Harwell, Didcot

Thursday 22nd November

Harwell, Didcot

Wednesday 30th January

Harwell, Didcot

Tuesday 12th February

Harwell, Didcot

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