OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Groups

The OU and UKLA are supporting over 100 Teachers’ Reading Groups across the UK and beyond in 2019-20. These groups provide free evidence–based CPD for teachers, teaching assistants, early years professionals, librarians, reading volunteers and others to enrich their understanding of reading for pleasure (RfP) and how to support it.

The groups are led by our excellent volunteer OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Group Leaders. The aims of the groups are:

  1. To foster children's reading for pleasure through supporting teachers’ /members’ own RfP and research-informed practice;
  2. To support the profession by building a professional community around RfP locally and online;
  3. To share teachers’ resultant development work on the OU RfP website. 

Are you interested? Then contact us to find out more, email [email protected]

Through the OU/UKLA Teachers Reading Groups we are building communities of readers! Do join us!

TRG Activities

Great Dunmow TRG - an update from Ben Harris

Ben's new group can't wait until their next meeting.

Liverpool TRG, an update from Kate Mullin

An enthusiastic update from a first RfP session in Liverpool

Paddington TRG - an update from Alice Penfold

One of the few secondary school groups has just launched.

Archive

Regional Groups

East Midlands (15 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Coddington, near Newark
  • New 2019-20 Coddington, near Newark

    Group leader:
    Val Sawyer and Kath Fox

    Twitter: @curlykath and @Inspire ELS

    Venue:
    Coddington Primary School, Brownlows Hill, Coddington, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2QA

    Dates:
    14/11/19; 16/01/20; 12/03/20; 14/05/20; 16/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Heanor
  • New 2019-20 Heanor

    Group leader:
    Lisa Davy

    Twitter: Whiterabbit @Whitera196748

    Venue:
    Loscoe Primary School, Church View, Loscoe, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7RT

    Dates:
    Launch 10/10/19; 05/12/19; 23/01/20; 19/03/20; 21/05020; 18/06/20;

  • New 2019-20 Nottingham, Gedling/Carlton
  • New 2019-20 Nottingham, Gedling/Carlton

    Group leader:
    Robyn Vernon

    Twitter: @thegothteacher

    Venue:
    Stanhope Primary School, Keyworth Road, Nottingham NG4 4JD

    Dates:
    launch 26/09/19; 28/11/19; 30/01/20; 26/03/20; 21/05/20; 25/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Leicester City
  • New 2019-20 Leicester City

    Group leader:
    Keranjit Kaur

    Twitter: @keran77

    Venue:
    Bridge Junior School, Mere Close, LEICESTER, LE5 3HH

    Dates:
    launch 090/9/19; 07/10/19; 18/11/19; 13/01/20; 02/03/20; 27/04/20; 08/06/20

  • New 2019-20 North Leicestershire, Rothley
  • New 2019-20 North Leicestershire, Rothley

    Group leader:
    Alex Mclugash

    Twitter: @MrMclugash

    Venue:
    Rothley C of E Academy, 2 Burrow Drive, Rothley, Leicester, LE7 7RZ

    Dates:
    Launch 17/09/2019; 04/11/19; 20/01/20; 02/03/20; 11/05/20; 29/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Nottingham University
  • New 2019-20 Nottingham University

    Group leader:
    Sally Betteridge and Helen Smith

    Twitter: @betteridgesall1; @smithHelenVic

    Venue:
    University of Nottingham, School of Education, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, NG8 1BB, University of Nottingham, School of Education, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, NG8 1BB

    Dates:
    Launch 01/10/19; 17/12/19; 28/01/20; 18/03/20; 28/04/20; 23/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Hucknall, Nottingham
  • New 2019-20 Hucknall, Nottingham

    Group leader:
    Joanne Bardgett

    Twitter: @jobardgett

    Venue:
    Holgate Primary School, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 6EZ, Holgate Primary School, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 6EZ

    Dates:
    26/09/19; 14/11/19; 16/01/20; 27/02/20; 02/04/20; 02/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Lincoln
  • New 2019-20 Lincoln

    Group leader:
    Emma Williams

    Twitter: @EmmaWil8736

    Venue:
    Lincoln Christs' Hospital School

    Dates:
    Launch 8/7/19; 24/09/19; 12/11/19; 21/01/20; 10/03/20; 28/04/20; 09/06/20

  • New 2019-20 North Hykeham
  • New 2019-20 North Hykeham

    Group leader:
    Jayne Carter on behalf of Equate TSA Lincolnshire

    Twitter: @jaynecarter20

    Venue:
    Equate TSA, Manor Farm Academy, Tiber Road, North Hykeham, Lincolnshire; LN6 9WF

    Dates:
    Launch 02/07/19; 19/09/19; 29/11/2019; 23/01/20; 19/03/20; 27/04/20; 12/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Mansfield
  • New 2019-20 Mansfield

    Group leader:
    Rachel Travill

    Twitter: @RachTravill

    Venue:
    Wainright Primary Academy, Harrop White Road, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 6TF

    Dates:
    Launch 19/9/19; 17/10/19; 28/11/19; 6/02/20; 26/03/20; 11/06/20

  • Bassetlaw
  • Bassetlaw

    Group leader:
    Gemma Gibson

    Venue:
    Sturton-Le-Steeple Primary, Church Street, Sturton-Le-Steeple, Nr Retford, Notts, DN22 9HQ

    Dates:
    28/2/19, 4/4/19, 16/5/19, 4/7/19, 26/9/19, 14/11/19

  • New 2019-20 Kettering
  • New 2019-20 Kettering

    Group leader:
    Gemma Gascoine

    Twitter: @whizpoppie

    Venue:
    Trinity CE Primary School, Main Street, Aldwincle, Kettering, NN14 3EL

    Dates:
    21/10/19; 11/11/19; 13/01/19; 02/03/20; 01/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Nottingham
  • New 2019-20 Nottingham

    Group leader:
    Julie Doyle

    Venue:
    Sneinton St Stephen's CofE Primary School,, Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4QB

    Dates:
    Launch 7/10/19; 18/11/19; 13/01/20; 02/03/20; 04/05/20; 15/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Derby
  • New 2019-20 Derby

    Group leader:
    Angelina Brett

    Venue:
    St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Mill Hill Lane, Derby, DE23 6SB

    Dates:
    17/10/19; 12/12/19; 12/02/20; 02/04/20; 07/05/20; 25/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Bishop Grossetest University, Lincoln
  • New 2019-20 Bishop Grossetest University, Lincoln

    Group leader:
    Emma Rogers

    Venue:
    Bishop Grosseteste University, Teaching Resources Library (main Library), Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

    Dates:
    30/10/19; 12/11/19; 13/01/20; 19/03/20; 05/05/20; 29/06/20

    Downloads

East of England (12 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Clacton-on-Sea
  • New 2019-20 Clacton-on-Sea

    Group leader:
    Emma Preston

    Twitter: @EmmaLou77125545

    Venue:
    Alton Park Junior School, Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea,CO15 1DL

    Dates:
    17/10/19; 7/11/19, 5/12/19, 23/1/20, 5/3/20, 23/4/20, 4/6/20

  • New 2019-20 Potton, Bedfordshire
  • New 2019-20 Potton, Bedfordshire

    Group leader:
    Andy Bick

    Twitter: @anbck

    Venue:
    Potton Middle School, Mill Lane, Potton, Beds, SG19 2PG

    Dates:
    08/10/19; 19/11/19; 14/01/20; 24/03/20; 29/05/20; 23/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Mid Essex (Witham)
  • New 2019-20 Mid Essex (Witham)

    Group leader:
    Sally Harrison and Lisa Peacock

    Twitter: @Essexsls

    Venue:
    Schools Library Service (SLS), 11 Freebournes Road, Witham Essex CM8 3UN

    Dates:
    23/10/19; 04/12/19; 05/02/20; 25/03/20; 20/05/20; 08/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Shouldham, West Norfolk
  • New 2019-20 Shouldham, West Norfolk

    Group leader:
    Amberlee Marshall and Rachel Beasley

    Twitter: @St.Martins_sch

    Venue:
    St. Martins at Shouldham C of E VA Primary Academy, Lynn Road, Shouldham, Norfolk, PE33 0BU, St. Martins at Shouldham C of E VA Primary Academy, Lynn Road, Shouldham, Norfolk, PE33 0BU

    Dates:
    Launch 24/9/19; 26/11/19; 21/01/20; 17/03/20; 19/05/20; 30/6/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Ware/Hertford (East Herts)
  • New 2019-20 Ware/Hertford (East Herts)

    Group leader:
    Claire Murphy

    Twitter: @clairlou972

    Venue:
    St Marys CofE Junior School, Heath Drive, Ware, Herts, SG12 0RL, St Marys CofE Junior School, Heath Drive, Ware, Herts, SG12 0RL

    Dates:
    Launch 26/09/19; 21/11/19; 23/01/20; 26/03/20; 28/05/20; 02/07/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Hellesdon, Norwich
  • New 2019-20 Hellesdon, Norwich

    Group leader:
    Cat Ribbands

    Twitter: @Miss_Ribbands

    Venue:
    Firside Junior School, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 5NF

    Dates:
    launch 23/9/2019; 7/10/19 - then other dates tba

  • New 2019-20 Wavenley, Bungay
  • New 2019-20 Wavenley, Bungay

    Group leader:
    Erin Hamilton and Jayne Gould

    Twitter: @erinlynhamilton; @JayneG60

    Venue:
    Bungay Primary School, Wingfield Street, Bungay, NR35 1HA

    Dates:
    Launch 2 October; Wednesday 27 November - other dates tba

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Ipswich
  • New 2019-20 Ipswich

    Group leader:
    Erin Hamilton; Jayne Gould

    Twitter: @erinlynhamilton; @JayneG60

    Venue:
    Broke Hall Primary School, Chatsworth Drive, Ipswich, IP4 5XD

    Dates:
    Launch 1 October; 26 November then dates tba

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Colchester
  • New 2019-20 Colchester

    Group leader:
    Bronya Patmore and Louise Fitzpatrick

    Twitter: @Bpatmore

    Venue:
    Brinkley Grove Primary School, Rawlings Crescent, Colchester, Essex, C04 9GF

    Dates:
    Launch Wednesday 9th October, Wednesday 20th November, Wednesday 15th January, Wednesday 26th February, Wednesday 22nd April an

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Great Dunmow
  • New 2019-20 Great Dunmow

    Group leader:
    Ben Harris and Louise Birchall

    Twitter: @one_to_read; @louisebirchall1

    Venue:
    Dunmow St Mary's Primary School, Great Dunmow, CM6 1EB

    Dates:
    Launch 4 July 2019; 19/09/19; 14/11/19; 16/01/2020; 05/03/20; 21/05/20; 02/07/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Ely
  • New 2019-20 Ely

    Group leader:
    Alison Leach & Kathryn Brereton

    Twitter: @booksfortopics

    Venue:
    The Lantern Primary School, Nene Road, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2WJ, 41 Lambs Lane, Coltenham, Cambs, CB24 8TB

    Dates:
    Launch 16/09/19; 11/11/19; 20/01/20; 16/03/20; 11/05/20; 29/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Norwich, UEA
  • New 2019-20 Norwich, UEA

    Group leader:
    Sarah Brownsword

    Twitter: @brownsword74

    Venue:
    Room 1.40, LSB, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

    Dates:
    26/09/19; 07/11/19; 05/12/19; 16/01/20; 27/02/20; 21/05/20

London (10 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Barnet/Haringey
  • New 2019-20 Barnet/Haringey

    Group leader:
    Tina Courtenay-Thompson and Frances Walker

    Twitter: @courtenay_t and @fwalker_f

    Venue:
    The Archer Academy, Eagans Close, London, N2 8GA

    Dates:
    14/10/19; 26/11/19; 04/02/20; 24/03/20; 12/05/20; 30/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Blackheath, London
  • New 2019-20 Blackheath, London

    Group leader:
    Sadie Phillips

    Twitter: @sadiephillips

    Venue:
    Blackheath Preparatory School, 4 St Germans Place, Blackheath, London SE3 0NJ

    Dates:
    09/10/19; 06/11/19, 08/01/20, 12/02/20, 11/03/20, 06/05/20; 10/06/20.

  • New 2019-20 Bedfont, Hounslow
  • New 2019-20 Bedfont, Hounslow

    Group leader:
    Helen Kelsey and Catherine Bridger

    Twitter: @_HelenPeatfield and @FairholmePF

    Venue:
    Fairholme Primary School, Peacock Avenue, Bedfont, Hounslow, Middlesex TW14 8ET

    Dates:
    7/11/19; 16/01/20; 13/02/20; 19/03/20; 07/05/20; 18/06/20

  • New 2019-20 South West London, Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow, North Surrey,
  • New 2019-20 South West London, Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow, North Surrey,

    Group leader:
    Anna Harrison

    Twitter: @robin2reader

    Venue:
    Naylor Library, Waldegrave Road, Teddington, TW11 8LA

    Dates:
    Launch 02/10/19; 27/11/19; 29/01/20; 18/3/20; 6/5/20; 24/6/20

  • New 2019-20 Greenwich
  • New 2019-20 Greenwich

    Group leader:
    Georgie Davis and Emma McCarron

    Twitter: @gdavisreads

    Venue:
    Middle Park Primary School, Middle Park Avenue, London, SE9 5RX

    Dates:
    Launch 24/9/19; 10/12/19; 13/02/20; 31/3/20; 12/05/20; 07/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Newham
  • New 2019-20 Newham

    Group leader:
    Katharine Young

    Twitter: @kyoung2105

    Venue:
    Elmhurst Primary School, Upton Park Road, Forest Gate, London E7 8JY, Link-https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-for-pleasure-pedagogy-and-practice-tickets-63986651798

    Dates:
    Launch 17/10/19; 14/11/19; 16/01/20; 12/03/20; 30/04/20; 11/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Croydon (South London)
  • New 2019-20 Croydon (South London)

    Group leader:
    Rachel Fox

    Venue:
    Octavo Partnership, 4th Floor, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET, Octavo Partnership, 4th Floor, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET

    Dates:
    7/11/19 - other dates to be confirmed

  • New 2019-20 Dagenham (East London)
  • New 2019-20 Dagenham (East London)

    Group leader:
    Matthew Courtney

    Twitter: @mattheweduk

    Venue:
    Goresbrook School, Cook Road, Dagenham, RM9 6UQ, Goresbrook School, Cook Road, Dagenham, RM9 6UQ

    Dates:
    Launch 7/10/19; 11/11/19; 13/01/20; 02/03/20; 27/04/20; 08/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Paddington, London
  • New 2019-20 Paddington, London

    Group leader:
    Alice Penfold

    Twitter: @AlicePenfold1

    Venue:
    Paddington Academy, 50 Marylands Road, London W9 2DP

    Dates:
    Launch 24/9/2019; provisional dates: 24th September, 12th November, 14th January, 3rd March, 28th April, 9th June

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Lewisham
  • New 2019-20 Lewisham

    Group leader:
    Sue McGonigle

    Twitter: @suemcgonigle

    Venue:
    Moon Lane Books, Moon Lane Books, 300 Stanstead Road, London, SE23 1DE

    Dates:
    Launch 26/9/19; 21/11/19; 23/1/20; 19/3/20; 21/5/20; 18/6/20

    Downloads

South East (14 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Lingfield, Surrey
  • New 2019-20 Lingfield, Surrey

    Group leader:
    Sarah Hammond

    Twitter: @sazhaz1

    Venue:
    Lingfield College, St Piers Lane, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6PH

    Dates:
    14/11/19

  • New 2019-20 Sevenoaks/Tonbridge North
  • New 2019-20 Sevenoaks/Tonbridge North

    Group leader:
    Laura Rogan

    Twitter: @MrsR

    Venue:
    Solefield School, Fiennes Way, Sevenoaks, TN13 1PH

    Dates:
    02/10/19; 20/11/19; 22/01/20; 11/03/20; 29/04/20; 17/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Redhill, Surrey
  • New 2019-20 Redhill, Surrey

    Group leader:
    Fiona McGrath

    Twitter: @FIONAMCGRATH

    Venue:
    St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Linkfield Lane, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1DU

    Dates:
    15/10/19; 20/11/19; 04/02/20; 18/03/20; 01/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Surbiton (Kingston, Surbiton, Surrey)
  • New 2019-20 Surbiton (Kingston, Surbiton, Surrey)

    Group leader:
    Debbie Thomas

    Twitter: @debbiet99313391

    Venue:
    The King Charles Centre, King Charles Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL

    Dates:
    17/10/19; 12/12/19; 30/01/20; 26/03/20; 07/05/20; 25/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Milton Keynes
  • New 2019-20 Milton Keynes

    Group leader:
    Nicola Niemi

    Twitter: @Nicola_M_N_

    Venue:
    Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Road, Broughton Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS

    Dates:
    Launch 23/09/2019; 04/11/2019; 14/01/2020; 04/03/2020; 28/04/2020; 15/06/2020;

  • New 2019-20 Cranleigh, Surrey
  • New 2019-20 Cranleigh, Surrey

    Group leader:
    Kate Schutte

    Twitter: @mrs_schutte

    Venue:
    Cranleigh Prep School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8QH

    Dates:
    Launch 26/09/2019; 14/11/2019; 09/01/2020; 27/02/2020; 23/04/2020; 21/05/2020;

    Downloads

  • New 2019-2020 Woking, Surrey
  • New 2019-2020 Woking, Surrey

    Group leader:
    Laura Dobson

    Twitter: @InspirePriEng

    Venue:
    New Monument Primary Academy, Woking GU22 8HA

    Dates:
    Launch 16/10.2019, 19/11/2019, 5/2/2020, 18/3/2020, 6/5/2020, 1/7/2020

  • New 2019-20 Dogmersfield, Hampshire
  • New 2019-20 Dogmersfield, Hampshire

    Group leader:
    Dot Patton and Barbara Band

    Twitter: @dottiedough

    Venue:
    Dogmersfield Primary School, Chatter Alley, Dogmersfield, Hampshire, RG27 8SS

    Dates:
    launch 15/10/19; 27/11/19; 29/1/20; 10/3/20; 13/5/20, 16/6/20

  • New 2019-20 Bicester
  • New 2019-20 Bicester

    Group leader:
    Sarah Harrison

    Venue:
    Longfields Nursery and Primary School, Longfields, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 6QL

    Dates:
    launch 10/10/19; 21/11/19; 30/01/20; 12/03/20; 14/05/20; 25/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Bromstone (Thanet)
  • New 2019-20 Bromstone (Thanet)

    Group leader:
    Christine Cork and Thomas Harvey

    Twitter: @thomash56408104

    Venue:
    Bromstone Primary School, Rumfields Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2PW

    Dates:
    Launch 23/9/2019; 4/11/19; 20/01/20; 090/3/20; 11/05/20; 29/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Chichester University
  • New 2019-20 Chichester University

    Group leader:
    Rebecca Webb and Ruth Clark

    Twitter: @chiteachmeet; @RuthEllenClark

    Venue:
    Varied University of Chichester Academy Trust Schools around Portsmouth

    Dates:
    Launch 15th October 2019; 19th November 2019; 4th February 2020; 28th April 2020; 23rd June 2020

  • New 2019-20 Whitstable, East Kent
  • New 2019-20 Whitstable, East Kent

    Group leader:
    Siobhan Harkins and Stacey Gillmore

    Venue:
    Joy Lane Primary School, Joy Lane, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 4LT

    Dates:
    7/11/19; 5/12/19; 30/01/20; 12/03/20; 30/04/20; 11/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Addlestone, Surrey
  • New 2019-20 Addlestone, Surrey

    Group leader:
    Rochelle Richmond

    Venue:
    Sayes Court Primary School, Sayes Court Farm Drive, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 1NB

    Dates:
    16/10/19; 27/11/19; 29/01/20; 01/04/20; 20/05/20; 01/07/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 University of Chichester
  • New 2019-20 University of Chichester

    Group leader:
    Rebecca Webb & Ruth Clark

    Venue:
    University of Chichester, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR

    Dates:
    01/10/2019; 12/11/19; 21/01/20; 24/03/20; 09/06/20

    Downloads

South West (3 groups)

  • New 2019-20 South Glos/Glos/Bristol
  • New 2019-20 South Glos/Glos/Bristol

    Group leader:
    Sian Kinder

    Twitter: @primary_hub

    Venue:
    Mangotsfield CE Primary chool, Emerson Green, Bristol, BS16 7EY

    Dates:
    Launch 24/10/2019, 28/11/2019, 30/01/2020, 12/03/2020, 30/04/2020, 05/06/2020

  • New 2019-20 Plymouth
  • New 2019-20 Plymouth

    Group leader:
    Eve Vollans

    Twitter: @evevollansMCA

    Venue:
    Mayflower Community Academy, 41 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 2NJ

    Dates:
    10/10/19; 5/12/19; 30/01/20; 12/03/20; 23/04/20; 25/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Bristol - UWE
  • New 2019-20 Bristol - UWE

    Group leader:
    Dan Northover and Jane Carter

    Twitter: @dan_northover

    Venue:
    3S710, S Block, UWE Bristol, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS16 1QY

    Dates:
    02/10/19; 13/11/19; 11/12/19; 12/02/20; 18/03/20; 06/05/20; 17/06/20 (Final Reading Conference)

West Midlands (9 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Birmingham (three venues)
  • New 2019-20 Birmingham (three venues)

    Group leader:
    Sonia Thompson and Pauline King

    Twitter: @son1bun

    Venue:
    1. Peters Bookshop; 2.Holy Family Catholic Primary School; 3. St Matthew's Primary School, 1. Peters Bookshop, 120 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham, 6RG; 2. Holy Family Catholic Primary School, 763 Coventry Road B10 0HT; 3. St Matthew’s Primary School, Duddeston Manor Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4JR

    Dates:
    8/10 Peters Books; 26/11 St Matthews; 28/01/20 Holy Family; 03/03/20 Peters Books; 19/05/20 Holy Family; 07/07/20 St Matthews

  • New 2019-20 Birmingham, Edgbaston
  • New 2019-20 Birmingham, Edgbaston

    Group leader:
    Nicola Smith

    Twitter: @NicolaSm70

    Venue:
    School of Education, University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

    Dates:
    launch 10/10/19; other dates to follow

  • New 2019-20 Burton, Staffordshire
  • New 2019-20 Burton, Staffordshire

    Group leader:
    Tom Brassington

    Twitter: @brassoteach

    Venue:
    St Modwen's Catholic Primary School, Tutbury Road, Burton on Trent, DE13 0AJ

    Dates:
    17/09/19; 12/11/19; 14/01/20; 03/03/20; 28/04/20; 02/06/20; 23/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Little Sutton, Sutton Coldfield
  • New 2019-20 Little Sutton, Sutton Coldfield

    Group leader:
    Nicola Arkinstall; Emma Whittaker; Jess Faulkner

    Twitter: @littlesub75

    Venue:
    Little Sutton Primary School, Worcester Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5NL

    Dates:
    Launch 26/9/19; 22/10/19; 21/11/19; 23/01/20; 26/03/20; 21/05/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Coventry and Warwickshire - Coventry
  • New 2019-20 Coventry and Warwickshire - Coventry

    Group leader:
    Kala Williams

    Twitter: @rogue_reading

    Venue:
    The Big Comfy Bookshop Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED

    Dates:
    Launch 1/10/19; 15/10/19; 12/11/19; 10/12/19; 21/01/20; 28/02/20; 19/05/20

  • New 2019-20 Catshill, Bromsgrove
  • New 2019-20 Catshill, Bromsgrove

    Group leader:
    Danielle McCrory

    Twitter: @Catshillmid

    Venue:
    Catshill Middle School, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0JW

    Dates:
    Launch 14/10/19; 04/11/19; 16/12/19; 03/02/20; 09/03/20; 20/04/20; 15/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Halesowen
  • New 2019-20 Halesowen

    Group leader:
    Hannah Grace

    Twitter: @MissGreads

    Venue:
    Windsor High School & Sixth Form Library, Richmond Street, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 4BB

    Dates:
    Launch 01/10/19; 17/12/19; 04/02/20; 04/02/20; 24/03/20; 12/5/2020; 30/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Coventry
  • New 2019-20 Coventry

    Group leader:
    Rachel Clarke and Sue Reid

    Twitter: @PrimaryEnglish

    Venue:
    Cannon Park Primary School, Bransford Ave, Coventry, CV4 7PS

    Dates:
    Launch 2/10/2019; 27/11/19; 22/01/20; 25/03/20; 20/05/20; 01/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Shrewsbury
  • New 2019-20 Shrewsbury

    Group leader:
    Simone Goward

    Twitter: @simonegoward

    Venue:
    Greenacres Primary School, Rutland, off York Road, Harlescott Grange, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3QG

    Dates:
    15/10/19; 12/11/19; 21/01/20; 03/03/20; 19/05/20; 07/07/20

Yorkshire and the Humber (8 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Whitby and Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • New 2019-20 Whitby and Scarborough, North Yorkshire

    Group leader:
    Simon Smith and Sarah Kirkham, Scarborough Teaching Alliance

    Twitter: @smithsmm

    Venue:
    Alternate East Whitby Primary Academy & Newby and Scalby Primary Academy, East Whitby Primary Academy, Stainsacre Lane, North Yorks, YO22 4HU or Newby and Scalby Primary Academy, The Green, Scarborough YO12 5JA

    Dates:
    16/10/19; 15/01/20; 11/03/20; 29/04/20; 17/06/20; 08/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Leeds
  • New 2019-20 Leeds

    Group leader:
    Susan Rook and Ana Sanches De Arede

    Twitter: @PrimEngLBU

    Venue:
    Carnegie Teacher Education Building, Room CTEB G03, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS6 3QQ

    Dates:
    24/10/19; 14/11/19; 12/12/19; 16/01/20; 13/02/20; 02/04/20

  • New 2019-20 Bradford Central
  • New 2019-20 Bradford Central

    Group leader:
    Paula Fernandez

    Twitter: @MsF_Teach

    Venue:
    The Multi-Purpose Room, Heaton St. Barnabas CE Primary School, Rossefield Road, Bradford, BD9 4DA

    Dates:
    01/10/19; 12/11/19; 21/01/20; 17/03/20; 05/05/20; 09/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Bradford/NW Leeds/Craven/Harrogate
  • New 2019-20 Bradford/NW Leeds/Craven/Harrogate

    Group leader:
    Jo Siddall- Burley Woodhead English Hub

    Twitter: @BWEnglishhub

    Venue:
    Burley and Woodhead CE Primary, Sandholme Drive, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, LS29 7RQ, Burley and Woodhead CE Primary, Sandholme Drive, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, LS29 7RQ

    Dates:
    23/10/19; 27/11/19; 30/01/20; 17/03/20; 05/05/20; 24/06/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 University of Hull
  • New 2019-20 University of Hull

    Group leader:
    Sophie May

    Venue:
    University of Hull

    Dates:
    To be advised

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Wrawby
  • New 2019-20 Wrawby

    Group leader:
    Tracy Hotchin

    Twitter: @thotch78

    Venue:
    Wrawby St. Mary's C of E Primary School, Vicarage Road, Wrawby, N Lincs, DN20 8RY

    Dates:
    Launch Monday 16th September; 11/11/19; 13/01/20; 02/03/19; 02/03/20; 27/04/20; 08/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Leyburn
  • New 2019-20 Leyburn

    Group leader:
    Sarah Beveridge & Lucy Hall

    Venue:
    Leyburn Primary School, Wensleydale Avenue, Leyburn, N Yorks, DL8 5SD

    Dates:
    Launch date 4 July 2019; 16 September 2019, 18 November 2019, 20 January 2020, 23 March 2020, 18 May 2020, 29 June 2020

  • New 2019-20 Sheffield
  • New 2019-20 Sheffield

    Group leader:
    Jemma Monkhouse & Cara Doxey

    Venue:
    Sheffield Hallam University, 12.5.10 Charles Street, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 2ND

    Dates:
    Launch 14/10/19;

North West (11 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Harraby, Carlisle
  • New 2019-20 Harraby, Carlisle

    Group leader:
    Kate Irving

    Twitter: @i76_kate

    Venue:
    Inglewood Junior School, Arnside Road, Harraby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3QA

    Dates:
    7/11/19; 12/12/19; 06/02/20; 30/04/20; 25/06/20; 09/07/20

  • New 2019-20 Liverpool - venue Liverpool Hope University
  • New 2019-20 Liverpool - venue Liverpool Hope University

    Group leader:
    Kate Mullin and Jenny Holder

    Twitter: @sleepybearjour @jennyholderliv

    Venue:
    Room AJB 059, Gateway Building, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD

    Dates:
    24/09/19; 19/11/19; 21/01/20; 25/02/20; 24/03/20; 19/05/20

    Downloads

  • New 2019-20 Hollingworth, Hyde (Tameside)
  • New 2019-20 Hollingworth, Hyde (Tameside)

    Group leader:
    Susan Leech

    Twitter: @ssndavies4

    Venue:
    Hollingworth Primary School, Hollingworth, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 8LP

    Dates:
    17/9/19; 04/11/19; 13/01/20; 27/04/20; 22/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Oldham (North West)
  • New 2019-20 Oldham (North West)

    Group leader:
    Janet Holden and Janine Mears

    Twitter: @CLAS-EAL

    Venue:
    Coppice Academy, Burlington Avenue, Oldham, OL8 1AP

    Dates:
    Launch 1/10/2019,

  • New 2019-20 Liverpool - LJMU
  • New 2019-20 Liverpool - LJMU

    Group leader:
    Colette Ankers de Salis and Christine Smith

    Twitter: @chris50451504

    Venue:
    LJMU, IM Marsh Campus, Aigbuth, Liverpool, L176BD

    Dates:
    launch 17/10; 28/11/19; 06/02/20; 26/03/20; 21/05/20; 25/06/20

  • New 19-20 Oldham
  • New 19-20 Oldham

    Group leader:
    Tami Wylie

    Twitter: @twylie68

    Venue:
    Holy Cross CEVA Primary School, Ruth Street, Oldham, OL1 3EZ

    Dates:
    launch 26/9/19; 24/10/19; 28/11/19; 20/02/20; 23/04/20; 21/05/20; 25/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Chorlton (Longsight, Manchester)
  • New 2019-20 Chorlton (Longsight, Manchester)

    Group leader:
    Laura Losada

    Twitter: @laurs26

    Venue:
    St Chrysostom’s CofE Primary School,Lincoln Grove, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester, M13 0DX

    Dates:
    9/10/19; 27/11/19; 13/01/20; 09/03/20; 27/04/20; 25/05/20

  • New 2019-20 Salford (Eccles)
  • New 2019-20 Salford (Eccles)

    Group leader:
    Shaun Worsley

    Venue:
    St Andrew’s CE Primary School, Barton Lane, Eccles, M30 0FL

    Dates:
    Launch 16/10/19; 27/11/2019; 22/01/2020; 04/03/2020; 29/04/2020; 17/06/2020

  • New 2019-20 Salford (Worsley)
  • New 2019-20 Salford (Worsley)

    Group leader:
    Lucy McCarthy-Stott

    Twitter: @mrsmcstot

    Venue:
    Ellenbrook Primary School, Longwall Avenue, Worsley, M28 7PS

    Dates:
    6/11/19; 11/12/19; 15/1/20; 4/3/20; 13/5/20; 3/6/20

  • New 2019-20 Wilmslow, Cheshire
  • New 2019-20 Wilmslow, Cheshire

    Group leader:
    Phoebe Lawton

    Twitter: @_Miss_PEL

    Venue:
    The Wilmslow Academy, Handforth Road, Wilmslow, SK9 2LX

    Dates:
    Launch 18/9/19; 23/10/19; 27/11/19; 29/01/20; 18/03/20; 06/05/20; 24/06/20

  • New 2019-20 Rochdale
  • New 2019-20 Rochdale

    Group leader:
    Clare McGreevy

    Venue:
    Lowerplace School, Kingsway, Rochdale, OL16 4UU

    Dates:
    01/10/19; 03/12/19; 21/01/20; 24/03/20; 05/15/20; 07/07/20

    Downloads

Scotland and Wales (6 groups)

  • New 2019-20 WALES Swansea/Neath/Port Talbot
  • New 2019-20 WALES Swansea/Neath/Port Talbot

    Group leader:
    Yvonne Yorkshades

    Twitter: @yvo3

    Venue:
    Alderman Davies CiW Primary, st David’s st, Neath SA11 3AA

    Dates:
    24/10/19 other dates to be finalised

  • New 2019-20 Newport
  • New 2019-20 Newport

    Group leader:
    Alice Powell

    Twitter: @educating_msp

    Venue:
    Alway Primary School, Aberthaw Road, Newport, NP9 9QP

    Dates:
    22/23 Oct 19; 28/11/19; 12/12/19; 13/02/20; 26/03/20; 14/05/20

  • New 2019-20 Pembrokeshire
  • New 2019-20 Pembrokeshire

    Group leader:
    Eva John and Llinos Penfold

    Twitter: @JohnEvajohn59

    Venue:
    Mary Immaculate School, Merlins Terrace, Haverfordwest, SA61 1PH

    Dates:
    08/10/19; 19/11.19; 21.01.20; 17.03.20; 12/05/20; 30/06/20

  • New 2019-20 South Lanarkshire (Hamilton)
  • New 2019-20 South Lanarkshire (Hamilton)

    Group leader:
    Kathleen Faloon

    Twitter: @kathleenfaloon

    Venue:
    Neilsland Learning Hub, Neilsland Primary, Highstonehall Road, Hamilton ML3 8LU

    Dates:
    11/09/19; 23/10/19; 20/11/19; 29/01/20; 11/03/20; 27/05/20

  • First Minister’s Reading Challenge
  • First Minister’s Reading Challenge

    Group leader:
    Jen Harwood

  • New 2019-20 Cardiff
  • New 2019-20 Cardiff

    Group leader:
    Jo Bowers

    Venue:
    Cardiff Met University, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

    Dates:
    6/11/19; 04/12/19; 12/02/20; 11/03/20; 06/05/20; 03/06/20

International (6 groups)

  • 2019-20 Dubai, Arcadia Preparatory School
  • 2019-20 Dubai, Arcadia Preparatory School

    Group leader:
    Sanam Bozorgi

    Twitter: @librarybarefoot

    Venue:
    The Arcadia Preparatory School-Jumeirah Triangle Village-Dubai-UAE

    Dates:
    25/8/19; 17/10/19; 26/01/20; 26/03/20; 05/05/20

  • New 2019-20 Paris
  • New 2019-20 Paris

    Group leader:
    Sonyia Jackson

    Twitter: @SonyiaJackson and @reading_paris

    Venue:
    The British School of Paris, Junior School, 2 Rue Hans List, Croissy-Sur-Seine, 78380, France

    Dates:
    24/09/19; 19/11/19; 21/01/20; 31/03/20; 12/05/20; 02/06/20

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand

    Group leader:
    Michelle Simms

  • 2019-20 Dubai, Hartland International School
  • 2019-20 Dubai, Hartland International School

    Group leader:
    Mary-Rose Grieve

    Twitter: @HISchoolLibrary

    Venue:
    Hartland International School, Nad Al Sheba Dubai

    Dates:
    01/10/19; provisional dates - 29/10/19; 26/11/19; 14/01/20; 18/02/20 plus two further meetings

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia

    Group leader:
    Jennifer Rennie

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia

    Group leader:
    Alyson Simpson

Beanstalk (7 groups)

  • Kent
  • Kent

    Group leader:
    Ruth Wells

  • Corby
  • Corby

    Group leader:
    Amy McKay

  • CLPE (South London)
  • CLPE (South London)

    Group leader:
    Debbie Thomas

  • Leeds
  • Leeds

    Group leader:
    Sue Rook and Ana Sanches De Arede

  • Manchester
  • Manchester

    Group leader:
    Details to follow

  • Durham
  • Durham

    Group leader:
    David Waugh

  • Coram (North London)
  • Coram (North London)

    Group leader:
    Sue Bodman