About Us

Using meticulous design based on sound research, Thinking Reading ensures rapid progress for struggling readers. Students learn not only that they can be good at reading, but also that they can be good at learning.

 

Our mission is to ensure that all students leave secondary school reading well. We support schools with training, resources and lesson design, so that students who were struggling with their reading catch up quickly and completely. 

Thinking Reading is an intensive, one-to-one intervention synthesising well-evidenced teaching methods. In addition to training to build teachers' knowledge, we publish the resources needed for this intensive teaching, along with a 10-part lesson plan that ensures individualisation of each precise step in a clear, easy-to-use format.  

We use our extensive experience in literacy, teacher development and leadership to help schools to develop literacy strategies with maximum impact. We also provide ongoing advice and guidance to schools in order to help solve specific learning or teaching issues, to maximise progress, and to link teachers and tutors in a professional community. 

We are always happy to answer enquiries. For more information, or to arrange a free telephone consultation, please get in touch through our contact page.  

Dianne Murphy
Founder

“Thinking Reading addresses the critical problem of poor literacy faced by some secondary students in today’s education system. Its whole school strategy is based on best practice teaching procedures along with a wide range of real books and a system for individualising each students’ programme.  I’m greatly looking forward to seeing how Innovation Award Winner Thinking Reading grows over the next year to enable students to achieve outstanding progress in reading and to maintain their gains, and proud that Teach First’s Innovation Unit will support its development through partnership in 2015/16."
Brett Wigdortz, Founder and CEO, Teach First – September 2015