Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

Teacher and two pupils reading books

The Books Council of Wales is delighted to be working with Cheltenham Festivals in delivering the Festivals’ network of teacher book groups with EAS Education Achievement Service in the five local authorities (LAs) in South East Wales (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen).

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is a Cheltenham Festivals programme delivered in partnership with like-minded organisations across the UK including Book Council of Wales, Bradford Literature Festival, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), English and Media Centre, Just Imagine, National Literacy Trust, KEAP (The Writers’ Block), Peters, Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books, The Reader, The Story Museum and Wigtown Festival Company.

Set up in 2016, the national network of teachers reading groups aims to inspire reading for pleasure because research shows that children who read for pleasure experience high levels of well-being, engage in learning and are successful in life.

Books Council Wales and EAS will be hosting a primary RTRP programme which is open to all Key Stage 2 teachers. As the selected novels are most appropriate for Year 5/6 pupils, priority is given to teachers of these year groups. To include as many schools as possible, places are limited to two teachers per school.

All sessions will be led by members of our expert team at the Books Council and EAS. The group is FREE to attend, and the shared resources are distributed throughout the year along with two copies of each of the 5 titles.

Applications for the next academic year opens on Monday 21 June 2021.

Books Council Wales Key Dates 2021-2022
Group LeadersCatherine McMahon / Helen Jones, Ilid Haf
Meeting RegionEAS – South East Wales
Meeting LocationYsgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed School Library
Meeting Time4.30 – 6.00 pm
LaunchTuesday 19 October 2021
Group Meeting 1Tuesday 16 November 2021
Group Meeting 2Tuesday 18 January 2022
Group Meeting 3Tuesday 8 March 2022
Group Meeting 4Tuesday 3 May 2022
Group Meeting 5Tuesday 14 June 2022
Sharing DayTuesday 30 June 2022

For more information about this programme and to register to take part, please visit the Cheltenham Festivals website.

This programme is supported by Arts Council England, Thirty Percy, and the Unwin Charitable Trust.

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This programme is supported by Arts Council England, Thirty Percy, and the Unwin Charitable Trust.