Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

From Cheltenham Festivals

Resource type: CPD course

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS2, KS3

Region(s): England and Wales

The Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils programme is a network of teachers’ reading groups designed to provide KS2 and KS3 teachers with the opportunity to discuss high-quality children’s books and ways to share them in the classroom.

RTRP groups meet once a half-term, starting with a launch event in October. Over the course of the year, groups will cover five titles chosen by a panel of literacy experts. The year finishes with a sharing event in June.

The aims of the RTRP groups are:

  • To help teachers increase their own knowledge of children’s books.
  • To generate and share teaching ideas around Reading for Pleasure.
  • To help teachers foster pupils’ own Reading for Pleasure and develop communities of readers in their schools.
  • To build a network of literacy professionals around Reading for Pleasure.

To find an existing RTRP group click here. Groups are limited to a maximum of 15 teachers and booking opens in June for the following academic year.

Cost: Free

About Cheltenham Festivals: Cheltenham Festivals is a charity committed to ensuring that everybody can engage in innovative, world-class content across science and the arts. The Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils programme is delivered in partnership with a number of literacy organisations, including: Book Council of Wales; Bradford Literature Festival; CLPE; English and Media Centre; Just Imagine; NLT; KEAP (The Writers’ Block); Peters; Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books; The Reader; The Story Museum; and Wigtown Festival Company.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • A low-cost, informal way to develop your own book knowledge and share effective practice.
  • Supporting book resources, including messages from featured authors, are provided.
  • Discounts on the RTRP books are available from Peters, the official school book supplier for the programme.
  • Funding to cover the cost of books is available from Cheltenham Festivals for RTRP groups where over 50% of participating teachers are from schools of 25%+ pupil premium.

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