Reading for pleasure(TEACH7)

Provider: National Union of Teachers
£200.00 (no VAT on this item) for non-members
£75.00 (no VAT on this item) for NUT members

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Description The active encouragement of reading for pleasure should be a core part of every child’s education entitlement.
Duration One day

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, English / Literacy, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

This one day course will offer teachers effective strategies for encouraging reading for pleasure through practical activities, discussion and sharing of experiences. The course is suitable for colleagues across primary, secondary and special sectors. Working with award-winning children’s author, Alan Gibbons, participants will be able to address some of the following:

  • how to provide a school environment that stimulates reading
  • how to work with beginning readers
  • how to work with reluctant readers
  • story telling
  • e-books
Evidence underpinning this approach

All our courses are delivered by experts in their field and the various ideas, theories, techniques and strategies are founded in educational research.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Teachers can match up their progress in the classroom against their memo to me (what they aim to action from this course at their school). Another copy of this will be sent to all teachers 7-8 weeks after the course with form inviting them to assess/analyse implementation and learning so far and plans how to take things forward. This is for personal as well as professional development.

Follow-up activities and support

Group feedback during the course is circulated to participants and they are made aware of new research or developments in that particular field of education (that could be taken further, i.e. professional enquiry and/or university accreditation).


Workshop is led by Alan Gibbons.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.