Could you be the next Reading Doctor?

Reading Doctor Branch Owners

As a Reading Doctor branch owner, you will have your very own territory, a comprehensive set up of your home teaching hub, complete with bespoke resources and full training. Reading Doctor branch owners work from their home, offering face to face or online tuition for struggling readers. There is also the opportunity to take the intervention into schools and run your own Reading Doctor School Hub. This is a ‘Business in a Box’ offering.  We take care of the key aspects of running your own business, such as; managing your page on our website, setting up of social media, email and GMB (Google My Business) and access to our library of design and promotional materials.  We even have a virtual HQ, with our group of experienced branch owners, who are always willing to support and advise new Reading Doctors. CPD is incorporated into this network, with regular meetups online and in person.

Essential and Preferred Conditions, Qualifications, Competencies for a Reading Doctor: 

All Reading Doctors are loyal to The Reading Doctor Ltd brand and value being part of a supportive group of other professional Reading Doctors. Reading Doctors endeavour to contribute to the ongoing development of the company and work hard to deliver the highest quality service. Reading Doctors share best practice, join our mission and encourage our values.

  • Degree educated
  • Current or ex Teacher, SEN preferred
  • Head of department etc
  • Have a property with room for a classroom
  • DBS checked

We have an application process and all new branch owners are subject to our safer recruitment checks to ensure the safety and well-being of the children you will be interacting with.

Education, Education, Education

I met Deborah and her family when we were filming for Location Location Location in 2017 and we were delighted to have found a beautiful home by the sea for them. At the revisit two years later, it was a pleasure to see the full professional set up of The Reading Doctor classroom in-situ. It was immediately apparent to me just how much drive and passion Deborah has for ensuring reading success for all. I will watch the expansion of this incredibly important business with interest.

Phil Spencer from Channel 4´s, Location, Location, Location

The Reading Doctor Package


The Reading Doctor franchise offer is a low investment, proven opportunity to run your own business. 

Importantly, we do not take a percentage of your turnover. Your start-up fee provides you with a complete package including:

  • Your own exclusive territory for home tuition 
  • A specific page on our fully optimised website 
  • Your own email address
  • 500 leaflets, 500 business cards, 250 schools’ brochures and the designs to reprint 
  • Resources for 20 pupils including book bags, books and a vast range of other branded resources
  • Use of our promotional videos, high resolution images, logos, printable items etc..
  • Social media accounts set up with initial posts and advertising to increase followers
  • Help and support responding to initial emails and bookings
  • Full 1:1 training either online or in person
  • Membership of The Tutors Association
  • Enhanced DBS 
  • Discounted insurance
  • The Reading Handbook to ensure you maintain the highest standards

Your monthly management fee covers:

  • Ongoing support at every step of your business journey from our founder and her team of experts
  • Continued access to physical and online resources 
  • Access to the members area of The Reading Doctor Website
  • Access to our branch owners’ Workplace group
  • Regular virtual and in-person training sessions
  • Ongoing access to premium online marketing tools
  • The right to use The Reading Doctor brand and trademark

School Hubs

Reading Doctor methods are proven and recognised by Ofsted as making a significant impact on raising attainment in reading.

The Reading Doctor has a successful business model already operating in several schools in Kent. This model is ready to be replicated in schools across the country. In a recent OFSTED inspection, it was recognised by the inspection team, that there is a need for The Reading Doctor to be rolled out nationally.

As a Reading Doctor, you have a role to play in reaching out to struggling pupils on a wider scale. Typical services you would offer could include, identifying and providing tuition for struggling readers, analysing school data and offering teacher training to improve whole school reading practices, writing school reading policies. The Reading Doctor provides support and materials for working in schools and will support you with every step of this journey in your professional development.

You can read about the Reading Doctor for Schools programme and how it works at St Anthony’s school here: St Anthony’s School, Kent

What are the next steps?

Here you can download a franchisee booklet with further information The Reading Doctors Franchise You can also email . We ensure that all your questions have been answered before you make the decision to apply to be a franchisee.

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