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Reading Teachers, Reading Pupils

Written by Rachael Norris, 22nd May 2020

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

The Reader is delighted to be working with Cheltenham Festivals in delivering the Festivals’ network of teacher book groups in the North West.

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is a Cheltenham Festivals programme delivered in partnership with like-minded organisations across the UK including Bradford Literature Festival, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), Just Imagine, National Literacy Trust, KEAP (The Writers’ Block), Peters, Seven Stories and the National Centre for Children's Books.

Set up in 2016, the national network of teachers reading groups aims to inspire reading for pleasure because research shows that children who read for pleasure experience high levels of wellbeing, engage in learning and are successful in life.

The Reader will be hosting a primary RTRP programme which is open to all Key Stage 2 teachers. As the selected novels are most appropriate for Year 5/6 pupils, priority is given to teachers of these year groups. To include as many schools as possible, places are limited to two teachers per school.

All sessions will be led by members of our team at The Reader. The group is FREE to attend, and the shared resources are distributed throughout the year along with two copies of each of the 5 titles.

Applications for the next academic year opens on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

The Reader Key Dates 2020-2021
Group Leader Kara Orford
Meeting Region The North West
Meeting Location The Storybarn, Calderstones Park
Meeting Time 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Launch Event 22/10/2020
Group Meeting 1 12/11/2020
Group Meeting 2 14/1/2021
Group Meeting 3 11/3/2021
Group Meeting 4 13/5/2021
Group Meeting 5 10/6/2021
Sharing Day 15/7/2021

For more information about this programme and to register to take part, please visit Cheltenham Festivals website.

This programme is supported by Arts Council England, Thirty Percy, the Summerfield Charitable Trust and the Unwin Charitable Trust.


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