OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Groups

The OU and UKLA are supporting over 80 Teachers’ Reading Groups across the UK and beyond in 2018-9. These groups provide free CPD for teachers, teaching assistants, early years professionals, librarians and others to enrich their understanding of reading for pleasure (RfP) and how to support it.

We have recently been recruiting volunteer OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Group Leaders for the next academic year, and we have been delighted with the response to our call for volunteers. In fact the response has been so positive that we now have a waiting list - do get in touch if you would like to be added to the list (since spaces may arise in some areas). 

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

West Sussex TRG - An update from Polly Atkinson

Polly tells on her group support each other to raise the profile of the RfP movement with daily classroom reading aloud sessions and inspirational author visits.

Canterbury TRG - An update from Tracy Parvin

Tracy reflects that what was evident as the meetings developed was the shift in focus in the conversations from their engagement with the books to how the books were used to engage the children.

Norwich TRG - An update from Sarah Brownsword

Sarah reflects on the enthusiasm of her teachers, librarians and TAs that participate in her group.

Archive

Regional Groups

East Midlands (13 groups)

  • 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 TRG
  • Bassetlaw TRG

    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

  • Kettering TRG
  • Kettering TRG

    Group leader:
    Gemma Gascoine

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

    Dates:
    10/12/18, 28/1/19, 11/3/19, 3/6/19

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  • Heanor TRG
  • Heanor TRG

    Group leader:
    Lisa Davy

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

    Dates:
    5/12/18, 30/1/19, 27/2/19

    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

  • Northamptonshire TRG
  • Northamptonshire TRG

    Group leader:
    Shenaz Bagshaw

    Venue:
    St James CE Primary, Harlestone Road, Northampton, NN5 7AG

    Dates:
    13/11/18, 29/1/19, 19/3/19, 21/5/19, 2/7/19

    Downloads

  • Updated 2019-20 - Derby
  • Updated 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

  • Newark TRG
  • Newark TRG

    Group leader:
    Kath Fox & Val Sawyer

    Venue:
    Coddington Primary School, Brownlow's Hill, Coddington, NG24 2QA

    Dates:
    6/12/18, 31/1/19, 14/2/19, 9/5/19, 27/6/19

    Downloads

  • Lincoln TRG
  • Lincoln TRG

    Group leader:
    Emma Rogers

    Venue:
    Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

    Dates:
    11/10/18, 7/11/18, 16/1/19, 6/2/19, 25/3/19, 8/5/19

    Downloads

East of England (18 groups)

  • 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

  • Bury St Edmunds TRG
  • Bury St Edmunds TRG

    Group leader:
    Isobel Potter & Amy Arnold

    Venue:
    Waterstones, 36 Butter Market, Bury St Edmonds, IP33 1DW

    Dates:
    13/12/18, 17/1/19, 14/2/19, 18/3/19, 18/5/19, 13/6/19

  • 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

  • Cambridge TRG
  • Cambridge TRG

    Group leader:
    Aimee Durning & Luke Rolls

    Venue:
    University of Cambridge Primary School, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0QZ

    Dates:
    11/10, 6/12, 14/3, 16/5, 11/7

  • University of Cambridge TRG
  • University of Cambridge TRG

    Group leader:
    Claire Williams

    Venue:
    Cambridge University, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ

    Dates:
    30/10/18, 7/12/18, 16/1/19, 8/3/19, 24/4/19, 3/7/19

  • Norwich TRG
  • Norwich TRG

    Group leader:
    Sarah Brownsword

    Venue:
    University of East Anglia, 01.21 LSB, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

    Dates:
    8/11/18, 17/1/19, 14/3/19, 16/5/19, 20/6/19

    Downloads

  • North Norfolk TRG
  • North Norfolk TRG

    Group leader:
    Sara Stanley

    Venue:
    Norfolk Children's Book Centre, Wayside, Alby, Norfolk, NR11 7HB

  • Hertfordshire TRG
  • Hertfordshire TRG

    Group leader:
    Kate Voss

    Venue:
    University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9EU

    Dates:
    23/10/18, 6/12/18, 7/2/19, 28/3/19, 6/6/19

  • East Norfolk TRG
  • East Norfolk TRG

    Group leader:
    Jon Biddle

    Venue:
    Moorlands Primary Academy, Moorland Way, Belton, Norfolk, NR31 9PA

  • Hellesdon, Norwich TRG
  • Hellesdon, Norwich TRG

    Group leader:
    Cat Ribbands

    Venue:
    Firside Junior School, Middleton's Lane, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 5NF

    Dates:
    19/9/18, 18/10/18, 21/11/18, 16/1/19, 20/3/19, 3/7/19

  • Suffolk TRG
  • Suffolk TRG

    Group leader:
    Amanda Molenaar

    Venue:
    Leiston Primary School, King Georges Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4JQ

    Dates:
    4/10/18, 22/11/18, 31/1/19, 21/3/19, 16/5/19, 5/7/19

London (15 groups)

  • 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:
    Launch early October - all dates tba

  • 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

  • Southwark TRG
  • Southwark TRG

    Group leader:
    Ann Lazim & Katie Myles

    Venue:
    CLPE, 44 Webber Street, London, SE1 8QW

    Dates:
    21/1/19, 25/2/19, 29/4/19, 3/6/19, 8/7/19

  • Queens Gate TRG
  • Queens Gate TRG

    Group leader:
    Joanna Hasler

    Venue:
    West London

    Dates:
    17/10/18, 28/11/18, 6/2/18, 20/3/18, 22/5/18, 19/6/18

  • Tower Hamlets TRG
  • Tower Hamlets TRG

    Group leader:
    Sylvia Cummins

    Venue:
    Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service, PDC 229 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6AB

    Dates:
    18/10/18, 29/11/18, 31/1/19, 14/3/19, 9/5/19, 20/6/19

  • 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

  • Isle of Dogs TRG
  • Isle of Dogs TRG

    Group leader:
    Sadie Phillips

    Venue:
    Waterstones, 34 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 0AX

    Dates:
    4/10/18, 1/11/18, 10/1/19, 7/2/19, 7/3/19, 6/6/19

    Downloads

  • West London TRG
  • West London TRG

    Group leader:
    Richard Charlesworth & Hannah Wright

    Venue:
    Starbucks, 11-12 The Green, Ealing, W5 5DA

    Dates:
    24/9/18, 29/10/18, 26/11/18, 25/2/19, 1/4/19, 10/6/19

    Downloads

  • Newham TRG
  • Newham TRG

    Group leader:
    Katharine Young

    Venue:
    Elmhurst Primary School, Upton Park, London, E7 8JY

    Dates:
    28/11/18, 16/1/18, 13/3/18

  • Waltham Forest TRG
  • Waltham Forest TRG

    Group leader:
    Helen Trivers

    Venue:
    Greenleaf Primary School, 80 Greenleaf Road, London, E17 6QW

    Dates:
    25/9/18, 20/11/18, 29/1/19, 19/3/19, 21/5/19, 25/6/19

  • Surbiton TRG
  • Surbiton TRG

    Group leader:
    Debbie Thomas

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

    Dates:
    1/11/18, 31/1/19, 7/3/19, 9/5/19, 4/7/19

  • South West London TRG
  • South West London TRG

    Group leader:
    Anna Harrison

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

    Dates:
    3/10/18, 28/11/18, 6/2/19, 1/5/19, 12/6/19

    Downloads

South East (9 groups)

  • 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

  • Canterbury TRG
  • Canterbury TRG

    Group leader:
    Tracy Parvin

    Venue:
    Swalecliffe Primary School, Bridgefield Road, Whitstable, CT5 2PH

    Dates:
    29/11/18, 7/2/19

  • Updated South Oxfordshire (Didcot)
  • Updated South Oxfordshire (Didcot)

    Group leader:
    Carly Clarkson & Sarah Burgess

    Venue:
    Ladygrove Park Primary School, Avon Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7GB

    Dates:
    03/10/19; 07/11/19; 12/12/19; 23/01/20; 19/03/20; 04/06/20

  • East Kent TRG
  • East Kent TRG

    Group leader:
    Siobhan Harkins & Stacey Gillmore

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

    Dates:
    11/10/18, 22/11/18, 31/1/19, 14/3/19, 23/5/19, 4/7/19

  • 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

  • West Sussex TRG
  • West Sussex TRG

    Group leader:
    Polly Atkinson

    Venue:
    Heene CE Primary School, Norfolk Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4BB

  • Hampshire TRG
  • Hampshire TRG

    Group leader:
    Dot Patton & Barbara Band

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

    Dates:
    3/10/18, 20/11/18, 6/2/19, 19/3/19, 22/5/19, 2/7/19

South West (8 groups)

  • 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

  • Bournemouth TRG
  • Bournemouth TRG

    Group leader:
    Jenna Lucas

    Venue:
    Corpus Christi Primary, St James Square, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 2BX

  • Bristol TRG
  • Bristol TRG

    Group leader:
    Becky Barnard

    Venue:
    Bristol

    Dates:
    8/11/18, 10/1/19, 28/2/19, 25/4/19, 6/6/19

  • Bristol & South Glos TRG
  • Bristol & South Glos TRG

    Group leader:
    Dan Northover & Jane Carter

    Venue:
    University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS16 1QY

    Dates:
    3/10/18, 12/12/18, 26/2/19, 3/4/19, 9/7/19

  • East Dorset TRG
  • East Dorset TRG

    Group leader:
    Rosalind Jensen

    Venue:
    Allenbourn Middle School, East Borough, Wimborne, BH21 1PL

    Dates:
    4/12/18

  • South East Cornwall TRG
  • South East Cornwall TRG

    Group leader:
    Matt Davies

    Venue:
    Dobwalls CP School, Dobwalls, Cornwall, PL14 4LU

    Dates:
    1/10/18, 12/11/18, 14/1/19, 14/3/19, 29/4/19, 17/6/19

    Downloads

  • Falmouth TRG
  • Falmouth TRG

    Group leader:
    Louise Gall

    Venue:
    Marlborough School, Ferndale Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4HU

    Dates:
    4/10/18, 31/1/19, 23/5/19

    Downloads

  • Dorset TRG
  • Dorset TRG

    Group leader:
    Bonnie Stevens

    Venue:
    Dorset Reading Partners, The Little Keep, Barrack Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SQ

Wales (5 groups)

  • University of South Wales TRG Welsh-speaking
  • University of South Wales TRG Welsh-speaking

    Group leader:
    Bethan Rowlands & Halima Alam

    Venue:
    School of Education, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, City Campus, Newport, NP20 2BP

    Dates:
    24/10, 21/11, 30/1, 6/3, 3/4, 8/5

  • University of South Wales TRG
  • University of South Wales TRG

    Group leader:
    Halima Alam & Sallyann Seaward

    Venue:
    School of Education, Faculty of Life Sciences & Education, University of South Wales, City Campus, Newport, NP20 2BP

    Dates:
    24/10, 21/11, 30/1, 6/3, 3/4, 8/5

  • Wrexham TRG
  • Wrexham TRG

    Group leader:
    Simon Fisher

    Venue:
    The Rofft School, Wynnstay Lane, Marford, Wrexham, LL12 8LA

    Dates:
    18/10/18, 29/11/18, 17/1/19, 28/3/19, 6/6/19, 4/7/19

    Downloads

  • Cardiff TRG
  • Cardiff TRG

    Group leader:
    Jo Bowers

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

    Dates:
    21/11/18, 6/3/19, 8/5/19

  • Newport TRG
  • Newport TRG

    Group leader:
    Alice Powell

    Venue:
    Alway Primary School

West Midlands (10 groups)

  • New 2019-20 Sutton Coldfield
  • New 2019-20 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; 24/10/19; 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

  • Shrewsbury TRG
  • Shrewsbury TRG

    Group leader:
    Simone Goward

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

    Dates:
    13/11/18, 27/11/18, 15/1/19, 5/3/19, 14/5/19, 25/6/19

    Downloads

  • University of Birmingham TRG
  • University of Birmingham TRG

    Group leader:
    Nicola Smith

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

    Dates:
    15/11/18, 31/1/19, 14/3/19, 4/4/19, 6/6/19, 27/6/19

  • Smethwick TRG
  • Smethwick TRG

    Group leader:
    Sarah O'Boyle

    Venue:
    Galton Valley Primary School, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B70 9NP

    Dates:
    26/2/19, 6/5/19

  • Coventry & Warwickshire TRG
  • Coventry & Warwickshire TRG

    Group leader:
    Helen Cooper

    Venue:
    Memorial Library, King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, Coventry, CV3 6AQ

    Dates:
    27/9/18, 13/12/18, 14/2/19, 4/4/19, 16/5/19, 27/6/19

    Downloads

  • Birmingham TRG
  • Birmingham TRG

    Group leader:
    Sonia Thompson

    Venue:
    St Matthews CE Primary School, Duddeston Manor Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4JR

    Dates:
    9/10/18, 20/11/18, 29/1/19, 5/3/19, 23/5/19, 25/6/19,

Yorkshire and the Humber (7 groups)

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

    Group leader:
    Paula Fernandez

    Twitter: @MsF_Teach

    Venue:
    Heaton St. Barnabas CE Primary School, Rossefield Road, Bradford, BD9 4DA

    Dates:
    Launch 3/9/2019; 1/10/19; 12/11/19; 21/01/20; 17/03/20; 05/05/20; 09/06/20

  • 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

  • Leeds TRG
  • Leeds TRG

    Group leader:
    Louise Hannon

    Venue:
    Moor Allerton Library, King Lane, Leeds, LS17 5NY

    Dates:
    24/10/18, 21/11/18, 9/1/19, 6/3/19, 10/4/19, 8/5/19

    Downloads

  • 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 (16 groups)

  • 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 Longsight, Manchester
  • New 2019-20 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

  • Morecambe and Lancaster TRG
  • Morecambe and Lancaster TRG

    Group leader:
    Jennie Marley

    Venue:
    Lancaster Road Primary School, Lancaster Road, Morecambe, LA4 5TH

    Dates:
    30/1/19, 27/2/19, 27/3/19, 24/4/19, 22/5/19, 26/6/19

  • Oldham TRG
  • Oldham TRG

    Group leader:
    Janet Holden

    Venue:
    Royton Hall Primary School, High Barn Street, Oldham, OL2 6RW

    Dates:
    13/12/18, 31/1/19, 28/3/19, 23/5/19, 27/6/19

  • Halifax TRG
  • Halifax TRG

    Group leader:
    Laura Ovenden

    Venue:
    Central Library, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG

    Dates:
    6/11/18, 8/1/19, 26/2/19, 30/4/19, 18/6/19

  • East Stockport TRG
  • East Stockport TRG

    Group leader:
    David May

    Venue:
    St Philip's Catholic Primary, Half Moon Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK2 5LB

    Dates:
    21/11/18

    Downloads

  • Macclesfield TRG
  • Macclesfield TRG

    Group leader:
    Dwynwen Roberts & Nicola Lucas

    Venue:
    Ash Grove Academy, Belgrave Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7TF

  • Wirral TRG
  • Wirral TRG

    Group leader:
    Laura Baxter

    Venue:
    Woodlands Primary School, Hollybank Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 6SY

    Dates:
    11/10/18, 6/12/18, 31/1/19, 14/3/19, 9/5/19, 11/7/19

  • Greater Manchester TRG
  • Greater Manchester TRG

    Group leader:
    Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves

    Venue:
    Tintwistle Primary School, South Close, Tintwistle, Derbyshire, SK13 1LY

    Dates:
    16/10/18, 5/12/18, 6/2/19, 3/4/19, 22/5/19, 26/6/19

  • Stockport TRG
  • Stockport TRG

    Group leader:
    Sarah Izon

    Venue:
    Alexandra Park Primary School, Bombay Road, Stockport, SK3 9RF

    Dates:
    27/9/18, 22/11/18, 24/1/19, 21/3/19, 23/5/19, 4/7/19

    Downloads

  • Liverpool TRG
  • Liverpool TRG

    Group leader:
    Kate Mullin & Jenny Holder

    Venue:
    Liverpool Hope University College, Taggart Ave, Liverpool, L16 9JD

    Dates:
    12/9/18, 7/11/18, 16/1/19, 13/3/19, 8/5/19, 13/6/19

    Downloads

  • Rochdale TRG
  • Rochdale TRG

    Group leader:
    Clare McGreevy

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

    Dates:
    11/9/18, 2/10/18, 13/11/18, 22/1/19, 12/2/19, 21/5/19

    Downloads

  • Ramsbottom TRG
  • Ramsbottom TRG

    Group leader:
    Casey Lynchey & Rob Smith

    Venue:
    Holcombe Brook Primary School, Longsight Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancs, BL0 9TA

    Dates:
    2/10/18, 13/11/18, 29/1/19, 19/3/19, 21/5/19, 25/6/19

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North East (1 groups)

  • Blyth TRG
  • Blyth TRG

    Group leader:
    Caroline Ash

    Venue:
    Horton Grange Primary School, Cowpen Road, Blyth, NE24 4RE

    Dates:
    26/9/18

Scotland (3 groups)

  • 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 TRG
  • First Minister’s Reading Challenge TRG

    Group leader:
    Jen Harwood

  • Aberdeen City and Shire TRG
  • Aberdeen City and Shire TRG

    Group leader:
    Alice Atkinson

    Venue:
    Food Story cafe, Thistle Street, Aberdeen

    Dates:
    5/9/18, 14/11/18, 16/1/19, 15/5/19

International (4 groups)

  • New Zealand TRG
  • New Zealand TRG

    Group leader:
    Michelle Simms

  • Dubai TRG
  • Dubai TRG

    Group leader:
    Mary Rose Grieve

  • Melbourne, Australia TRG
  • Melbourne, Australia TRG

    Group leader:
    Jennifer Rennie

  • Sydney, Australia TRG
  • Sydney, Australia TRG

    Group leader:
    Alyson Simpson