AN OXFORD school is hoping to recruit volunteers to help children read.

John Henry Newman Academy in Littlemore is searching for people to read with children on a one-to-one basis.

The primary school in Grange Road, which was recently praised by Ofsted for making improvements, said the role would involve coming into class for one hour each week.

The sessions will involve children across the school’s age range.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call the school office on 01865 772495, or email