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Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils (RTRP) ignites a love of reading in teachers and children. Studies have shown that reading for pleasure is the biggest single indicator of a child’s future success. RTRP is making a difference through a network of reading teachers who are building communities of readers.

From 2019 RTRP is expanding beyond Gloucestershire to the East, London, North East and West Midlands. Cheltenham Festivals is delighted to be working in partnership with Just Imagine, CLPE, Seven Stories and Peters to deliver the programme more widely.

The project is also being run with trainee teachers at the University of Worcester and the University of Gloucestershire.

In 2019 RTRP is extending to include Key Stage 3 in Gloucestershire.

Watch this film to find out what teachers say about RTRP.

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. Secondary RTRP is open to all Key Stage 3 English teachers.

To include as many schools as possible, places are limited to two teachers per school. For KS3 this may include one teacher and one librarian.

Click here for KS2 & KS3 Gloucestershire dates

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Primary – book here for all regions from 11 June

Secondary – book here for all regions from 11 June

There’s a real buzz about it; they can’t get enough of it, since it has been a class text.

Paul Beech, Amberley Parochial School


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We’re delighted Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is to be rolled out nationally in a partnership with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Just Imagine, Peters and Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books.

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Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School
“I fell in love with the book at the launch after hearing Ross speak so passionately about it; the cover of the book was like nothing I had seen before!” Read More

Teachers are the key to so much in a child’s future, we know that, but it needs saying again, loud and clear. For so many of us that first spark that brought us to a love of books and reading came from a teacher. This is a great idea. I’m amazed there isn’t a network like this already.

Michael Morpurgo

Read more about Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils as part of our outreach work at Cheltenham Festivals.

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