Reading Teachers=Reading Pupils: Get Involved
Are you looking for a teachers’ reading group which will give you the time and space to reignite your passion for children’s literature?
Find your local RTRP group or find out more about starting one up in your area
Join a RTRP group to:
- increase your knowledge and love of children’s books, selected annually by an expert panel
- share and generate teaching ideas
- receive free book resources*
- build ideas for developing your school reading community
- join a national network of teachers and writers
- raise standards of reading and writing
How do I join an existing RTRP group?
- Find your local group on the map
- To join a CF-run Gloucestershire or Strategic Partner group, simply complete our application form
- To join an Independent Partner group, please contact the group leader using the contact details listed on the map and they will send you their application form and timeline
Please note that this programme is aimed at those working in upper KS2 or KS3.
How to register
Booking for 2022-2023 opens on Tuesday 14 June.
How do I set up my own group?
If your local group is full or there is no RTRP group currently in your area, then you can become an Independent Partner and set up your own RTRP group. Your group could be exclusive to your Trust/Federation or school network (closed group), or a group where teachers from any school can apply to join (open group).
What to expect
- groups meet once a half term after school, usually 4.30-6pm
- they follow a structure but are informal and non-hierarchical
- a book (selected by the expert panel) is discussed at each meeting and the next book is revealed
- the year begins with a launch in October and finishes with a sharing session in late June
- you can meet in person (in a venue of your choice) or online via video link
As an Independent Partner, you will be given:
- training (via a one hour group zoom call and a 10 minute video accessed in your own time)
- recruitment guidance
- a meeting schedule for the year
- the book list
- a template plan for each meeting
- an invitation to a pre-meeting with other group leaders to discuss the book
- book notes for each book – emailed after the meetings have taken place
- supporting resources including messages from the authors to share with your group
In addition, you can choose to:
- write a blog for the RTRP website
- participate in our evaluation process