Free CPD Opportunity: Reading For Pleasure

Updated: Jul 29, 2019


Six free CPD sessions to develop Reading for Pleasure in schools (Cambridgeshire Area)

We know that reading is an essential life skill but how do we develop and encourage Reading for Pleasure? What if we want to widen our own knowledge of children’s literature? To keep up with research and good practice? Just to support that one child who is in and out of the book corner and ‘can’t find anything to read’?


You are invited by Kathryn Brereton (Cambs CC English Adviser) and Alison Leach (founder of BooksForTopics.com) alongside the Open University and UKLA to join the Teachers’ Reading for Pleasure Group for Cambridgeshire.


Over a series of six twilight CPD sessions (4.15-5.30pm) across the course of the year, members will be able to:

· Share, browse and recommend high quality texts

· Borrow newly published books to keep an up-to-date knowledge of children’s literature

· Engage with the research about Reading for Pleasure in schools

· Develop aspects of their own pedagogy around Reading for Pleasure

· Build reading communities within and beyond their school

The sessions will be free and are designed to be friendly, supportive and informal as we work together to understand the research, share ideas and develop classroom practice.

We would love to encourage primary teachers (including NQTs), subject leaders, SLT, headteachers, support staff and librarians to join us for all six sessions.


Where: The Lantern School, Ely (CB6 2WJ) When: 4.15-5.30pm on the following Mondays: Sept 16, Nov 11, Jan 20, March 16, May 11,


Email us at info@booksfortopics.com or use our contact form to book your free place!


If you are not in the Cambridgeshire area but would like to find a similar group, check this link to find your nearest one.


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