Toe by Toe Buddy System


Toe By Toe Buddy System

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 Toe By Toe Buddy System

The Toe By Toe Buddy System has achieved remarkable results in schools that use it. The Buddy System (also known as mentoring) uses older students to tutor their younger counterparts. As well as improving struggling students reading skills, schools also report the Buddy System has other positive consequences. This includes:

  • More responsible behavior by older pupils
  • Better social bonds across school years
  • Reduced bullying
  • Reduced truancy
  • A sense of pride and achievement by all

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Where the Toe By Toe Buddy System is used


The Buddy System has been pioneered by various UK schools. These include:

  • Ynysawdre and Tonyrefail Schools in Wales
  • Tomlinscote School and The Winston Churchill School in Surrey
  • Marston Vale Middle School in Bedford
  • Brownhills High School in Stoke-on-Trent
  • Fernwood Comprehensive in Nottingham

Head teachers, staff and students all report the change in the schools' ethos has been quite dramatic.

The success of using Toe By Toe as a mentoring tool has prompted the introduction of similar schemes in a variety of locations throughout the world. Minlaton District School is pioneering the use of such schemes in Australia. Huge improvements in literacy are evident in prisons through the work of the Shannon Trust. (see Toe By Toe in Prisons and this Documentary Video on the success of the Toe By Toe Buddy System in UK prisons).

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Toe By Toe Manual
The Toe By Toe Manual has given THOUSANDS of children, adolescents and adults with reading difficulties the gift of reading.
Stride Ahead Manual
The Stride Ahead Manual is for anyone who can read, but who still has difficulty in understanding what they read.
Stareway To Spelling Manual
The Stareway to Spelling Manual ensures that any student can read and spell the 300 most used words in the English language quickly, confidently and accurately.

Toe By Toe Buddy System Testimonials


The Bridgend Ynysawdre Comprehensive School in Wales won the Welsh Secondary School Award for its Toe By Toe Buddy System initiative. The school's Headteacher Trevis Woodward sent us the following testimonials, speaking in praise of the Buddy System:

"Toe By Toe has been an enlightening time where I taught other students. But in a way I was also the one being taught how to teach. Toe By Toe is a great experience."

Year 9 student

"The Toe By Toe Buddy System has had a marvellous effect on both coaches and pupils alike. Instead of failure, these pupils have started to experience success. This has manifested itself throughout the school with pupils becoming more confident, better behaved and, because their reading has improved, they are also making progress in other subjects."

Susan Oates (SENCO)

Best-selling author of the Harry Potter books JK ROWLING
praises Toe By Toe
and our work with illiterate prisoners

Here are two more videos showing Toe By Toe's success in helping many of the UK's prison population overcome their illiteracy.

In 'Pat's Bible - Toe By Toe' a prisoner describes how his life was transformed thanks to learning how to read with Toe By Toe.

And last but not least, enjoy this fascinating short documentary about Toe By Toe in Prisons

A fascinating video how studying with Toe By Toe has transformed the lives of both prisoners and their tutors.

JK Rowling with TBT

"One of the most important books I've ever signed. Learning to read represents a significant turning point in anyone's life, and may be the one thing that makes a difference to help people turn their lives around"


- JK ROWLING inspecting the success of Toe By Toe working with dyslexic prisoners at HMP Edinburgh in 2008

Toe By Toe Buddy System Workshops


If you are interested in learning more about the Toe By Toe Buddy System, we actively support schools planning or running Buddy Schemes through workshops, monitoring and general advice.

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Toe By Toe Manual
The Toe By Toe Manual has given THOUSANDS of children, adolescents and adults with reading difficulties the gift of reading.
Stride Ahead Manual
The Stride Ahead Manual is for anyone who can read, but who still has difficulty in understanding what they read.
Stareway To Spelling Manual
The Stareway to Spelling Manual ensures that any student can read and spell the 300 most used words in the English language quickly, confidently and accurately.

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