Patrons of Reading

The Patron of Reading scheme was thought up by Tim Redgrave, now headteacher of Ysgol Esgob Morgan in North Wales.

What is a Patron of Reading?

A Patron of Reading is a school’s special, designated children’s author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The author might be a writer of fiction, a writer of non-fiction, a poet, a storyteller or an illustrator. They will work with the school to raise the profile of reading for pleasure with pupils, parents and staff.

We were very happy to get involved in this brilliant scheme and became Patrons of Reading at 2 schools in North Wales.

Ysgol Melyd, Meliden, Denbighshire

Cystennin Junior School in Mochdre, Colwyn Bay.

Having served our time as Patrons at Ysgol Melyd, we have now become patrons at Ysgol Esgob Morgan at St Asaph in North Wales – the home of the man who originally thought up the scheme!

As the popularity of the scheme has increased, we have become Patrons at several more schools.

We are proud to be Patrons of Reading at:

Ysgol Caer Drewyn in Corwen

Ysgol Clawdd Offa in Prestatyn

Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn in Llandudno

Ysgol Maes-y-Llan in Ruabon, Wrexham

Harpenden Academy

And we could be patrons at YOUR school – please do get in touch!

What have we been doing?

We have visited each school several times.

Promoting the love of reading (after one of our visits one student who was a non-reader read 16 books in 7 weeks!)

Performances for students/staff parents and governors.

Organising book quizzes.

Promoting a reading challenge.

Answering e mails from students.

Running workshops for students.

Setting up the 2 Steves’ Reading Awards

And LOTS more!

If you are an author interested in becoming a patron of reading or a school looking for an author please visit the Patron of Reading website