Project ID - TIS001086
Talk, Listen, Understand. 1. To provide under achieving pupils with the opportunity to access individual / small group support in order improve reading ability. 2. To give newcomer pupils the opportunity to discuss texts that they are working with in order to improve both talking and comprehension skills.

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Project offered at

Cookstown Primary School
BT80 8PF


Paul Mitchell

Student Skills

No preference. However, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are essential!!

Expected Pupil Outcomes

The anticipated learning outcomes for the pupils are a s follows: - Improved reading skills. - Improved self-esteem and confidence. - Improved listening and comprehension skills. - Improved ability to access all areas of the curriculum.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

As a result of having participated in this project the student will have: - gained confidence in working with primary aged children. - improved their own self-confidence and self-esteem. - a better understanding of the barriers to learning. - the opportunity to undertake school led training. - access to a coach mentor assigned by the school.

Extra Information

Cookstown Primary School currently caters for just under 500 children from a variety of social economic and cultural backgrounds. Whilst the school is located in the centre of Cookstown, it caters for children from both urban and rural backgrounds. The school population is growing, but so are the challenges, with over 35% over the pupil base now entitled to access Free School Meals. In addition to the mainstream school, we also host two Learning Support Classes and the Cookstown Autism Centre. We see this project as part of a wider initiative entitled ‘Supporting Our Families Together’ (SOFT) and hope that it will help children and their families to overcome some of the barriers to learning that are unfortunately faced by a significant number of our pupils.

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