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Compass Primary School

Patron of Reading

We are delighted to have Damian Harvey as our Patron of Reading.

What is a Patron of Reading?

A Patron of Reading is a school's special designated children's author or illustrator 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.

What does a Patron do?

  • Damian will be visiting our school (at least once a year)
  • Supporting with competitions and the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Donate copies of any new books to the school library 
  • Share any new ideas they hear regarding reading, books and libraries
  • Interact with pupils and parents on the school's website or the author's website 
  • Keep a blog on their website about how they are supporting our school​​​