Following Ann Jones’s story about her experience of our Read to Lead training, we take a look at another example of the professional and personal impact that the course has had on one of our trainees
Norman Ross is Prison Literacies Liaison Officer in the Library Support Unit at the Highland Council. He attended the Read to Lead Residential in September 2009.
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.