Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is Cheltenham Festivals’ flagship outreach project designed to inspire teachers and pupils to read for pleasure because children who read for pleasure experience high levels of well-being, engage in learning and are successful in life.  

RTRP would not be possible without the fantastic support of our funders: Gloucestershire Community Foundation, Hitchins Family Trust, Jennifer Hayward & Richard Waite, The MacRobert Trust, Unwin Charitable Trust and The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire.

RTRP Books

Our RTRP panels of literature and education experts produce a recommended booklist each academic year for teachers in Lower-KS2, Upper-KS2 and KS3.

Tell Me pedagogy

RTRP is based on the pedagogy of Aidan Chambers and his book Tell Me: Children, Reading and Talk (2011).

Independent Partner Network

Wherever you are in the UK, you can join an existing Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils teachers’ book group or start your own.

RTRP: ReadingFor

If you’re a teacher in Lower-KS2, Upper-KS2 or KS3 in Gloucestershire, check out our free course RTRP: ReadingFor.

RTRP Conference

The RTRP Conference is our reading for pleasure conference for teachers and librarians as part of The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Conference will be making its return in 2025, we hope to see you then.