Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is a Cheltenham Festivals programme delivered in partnership with CLPE, Just Imagine, Peters and Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books.

Set up in 2016, the national network of teachers reading groups aims to inspire reading for pleasure experience high levels of well-being, engage in learning and are successful in life.

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils gives teachers the time, space and inspiration to engage (or re-engage) with children's books. It responds to the need to increase children’s reading for pleasure, which has been revealed as the most important indicator of the future success of the child. It does this strategically by investing in teachers, who are for many children their most significant reading role-model.

Starting in Autumn 2019, Seven Stories will be hosting a regional RTRP programme. Primary RTRP is open to all Key Stage 2 teachers, but the selected novels will be most appropriate for Year 5/6 pupils so priority will be given to teachers of these year groups. Dates for 2019/20 are as follows:

Monday 14th October 2019 – Launch Event

Thursday 14th November 2019 – Reading Group Meeting 1

Thursday 16th January 2020 – Reading Group Meeting 2

Thursday 5th March 2020 – Reading Group Meeting 3

Thursday 30th April 2020 – Reading Group Meeting 4

Thursday 11th June 2020 – Reading Group Meeting 5

Thursday 9th July 2020 – Sharing Day

All sessions will be facilitated by a member of our Creative Learning and Engagement team and will take place at Seven Stories.

Find out more and register your interest in the book group here.

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The programme is supported by the Thirty Percy Foundation, The Summerfield Charitable Trust and The Unwin Charitable Trust.