Our Reader in Residence programme places a member of the Seven Stories team into your school every week for a full academic year, to work with a year group, class or whole school. This 'Reader in Residence' offers a sustained Seven Stories presence in your school, creating and encouraging a story-sharing culture with the whole school community.

We can work with the whole school community - children, staff, parents and carers for a strategic approach to Reading for Pleasure and improved literacy. Our creative practices are underpinned with evidence and research into successful approaches to improving learning outcomes. The programme is constructed using different activity types, relevant to your desired outcomes, aligning with your School Improvement Plan and strategic objectives. Here are our current Reader in Residence programmes:


Reading for Pleasure Programme

Hooks into Books is at the core of the Reading for Pleasure Reader in Residence Programme, providing the focus for activity and raising the status of books and reading across your school or setting. Find out more about Hooks into Books on the previous page. Your Reader in Residence will work with your class each week on one of the texts and associated activities.

From £225 per week.


Creative Writing Programme

Your Reader in Residence will work with your class to develop creative writing skills, focused on the items in our Collection. Original drafts, manuscripts, illustrations and more will be brought to your classroom for a memorable 'white glove' experience. Inspired by what they have seen and held, pupils will develop their own creative writing outputs.

From £225 per week.


'Whose Stories are these anyway?' Programme (funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund)

New for 2022 and 2023, we have a really exciting opportunity for pupils to work with one of our team to interrogate our Collection and design and create their own digital outputs inspired by what they have seen. Two schools each term can take part for free in this programme - please enquire early as this is a popular project.


To discuss any of these programmes, email learning@sevenstories.org.uk