Author: Frank Cowling

Tony made it, but what about the rest?

Article published in TES Magazine on 22 April, 2005 Tony is a tall, well-built young man in his early 20s with a pleasant smile and a sunny disposition. He works with his father as a painter and decorator and appears

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LEAP & Toe by Toe in the Community

The Toe by Toe reading manual has been written to provide a resource that will allow any literate person to teach reading skills.  In addition to its use in tens of thousands of schools all round the world, Toe by

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Turning over a new leaf in prisons

Article published in the Telegraph Magazine about the pioneering scheme used in prisons, through which inmates teach fellow inmates to read.

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The Secret Millionaire in prison payouts

Article in the Wolverhampton Express & Star 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

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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. Structured

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Toe by Toe has worldwide recognition

Article published in The Listener, 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 published

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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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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

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Toe by Toe in Literacy Today

Article published in Literacy Today

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Making sure kids can read

Article featured in The Sun newspaper 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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