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Reader Story: Norman, Read to Lead Graduate, Highlands

Written by Emma Walsh, 23rd June 2017

Norman is Prison Literacies Liaison Officer in the Library Support Unit at the Highland Council. He attended the Read to Lead Residential in September 2009. This is his Reader Story in his own words:

Read to Lead training has expanded and enhanced the nature of my work, no doubt. I’ve always had a broad definition of what literacy is, and was used to running groups as part of my job, but Read to Lead and the Shared Reading model added a whole new dimension to my role. I now run a group at HMP Inverness Porterfield, and have been so impressed by seeing the model at work that I secured funding to commission a special Read to Lead course in Inverness in March 2011.

Training in the Shared Reading is essential: the process seems simple, when it’s done well, but beneath this there are complex capabilities involved.

Norman has given permission for his name to be used in this Reader Story

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