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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.

RTRP has expanded from Gloucestershire to a further eight regions of the UK and includes both primary and secondary groups. Cheltenham Festivals is delighted to be working in partnership with like-minded organisations including Bradford Literature Festival, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), Just Imagine, National Literacy Trust, KEAP (The Writers’ Block), Peters, Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books and The Reader.

Booking for 2020-2021: click below to apply from 9 June.

KS2 Gloucestershire KS3 Gloucestershire Other Regions

Watch this film to find out more about RTRP.

Primary RTRP is open to all Key Stage 2 teachers, but the selected novels are most appropriate for Year 5/6 pupils so priority is 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.

I can’t believe how far I’ve come. RTRP has changed my classroom, teaching, life!

Teacher, Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School


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This is an inspirational project that has been incredibly effective… We are delighted to support the rollout of this ground-breaking work by Cheltenham Festivals …and look forward to seeing even more teachers and pupils becoming passionate advocates for reading for pleasure.

Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England

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

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