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New for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

Reading for Pleasure: Transforming your school's reading culture (TSRC)

Evidence-based leadership CPD for primary English Leads


The TSRC programme is a sustained, research based CPD programme aimed at primary English Leads. During the course of the programme participants will engage deeply with reading for pleasure pedagogy and leadership theory to transform their school's reading culture. Participants will attend 5 sessions and complete gap tasks in between sessions. Gap tasks will be related to developing participant's own knowledge of children's literature, understanding of reading for pleasure culture in their school. Those who commit will be expected to attend all sessions.


Programme aims:

  • Understand the research underpinning RfP practice and pedagogy
  • Widen knowledge of children's literature
  • Transform whole school reading culture in your school
  • Develop the leadership skills to initiate and sustain change
  • Become advocates for RfP and share experiences and best practice


Core Session Overview:


Session 1Reading for Pleasure: a whole school culture18/10/21 3pm-5pm
Session 2

Creating a whole school change

29/11/21 3pm-5pm
Session 3Creating a reading school: structural changes17/1/22 3pm-5pm
Session 4Creating a reading school: behavioural changes28/3/22 3pm-5pm
Session 5Celebrating impact and sustaining change13/6/22 3pm-5pm


Optional Workshops:

In addition to the Core Sessions outline above, New Vision English Hub are offering a series of optional workshops, designed to complement and enhance the core programme offer. These 30 minute remote workshops will focus on specific, practical elements of creating an RfP culture. Participants on the TSRC programme will be invited to sign up for these free workshops, according to their school focus.


If your school focus is:You could sign up to workshop:
Teachers' knowledge of children's literature1,3,6,8
Teachers' knowledge of children's reading practices4,5,6,8

Reading for Pleasure pedagogy

  • Social reading environments
  • Reading aloud
  • Independent reading
  • Informal book talk
Reading Teachers: teachers who read and readers who teach1,4,6,8
Reading communities2,5,9,10


 DateWorkshop Title
123/11/21Setting up a staff book club
27/12/21Making the most of libraries
311/01/22Making World Book Day purposeful
425/01/22Creating social and inviting book corners
58/02/22Don't 'pay' children to read: developing children's intrinsic motivation to read
61/03/22Developing informal 'book talk'
715/03/22Intervention for Reading for Pleasure
826/04/22Reading identities
917/05/22Successful author visits
1014/06/22Engaging parents in your school's reading culture


These optional workshops will run remotely from 4pm-4:30pm via Zoom.


Who is the TSRC programme for?


This programme is aimed at primary English Leaders from schools who have engaged with the English Hub programme in the past.


We will recruit 20 participants from 20 different schools.


If you are interested in the TSRC programme, please email

Infusing Rich Vocabulary Throughout The Primary Curriculum

Chris Quigley


6th October 9:30am-3:00pm

Zoom online event


In this course you will learn:


Session 1:

• About the research that shows a pressing need to plan for vocabulary throughout the curriculum

• How vocabulary affects reading comprehension and writing fluency

• How being 'well read' affects comprehension.


Session 2: 

• How to use the primary curriculum to create a whole-school vocabulary spine

• About the different tiers of words to include in the spine

• 10 ways to use your curriculum to derive the words for the vocabulary spine.


Session 3: 

• About effective approaches for introducing new vocabulary to students

• 23 activities for introducing new vocabulary and deepening students' understanding of it.


Questions and answers 


This is an evidence-informed course that uses a range of research for the basis of the activities.

Communication and Language in the Early Years

Kirstie Page


Zoom online events


Session 1:

Interaction and Language Enrichment

This session looks at the principles and strategies which underpin quality interactions. There is a strong focus on using our interactions to embed interventions for children who are not on-track and for those with Speech, Language & Communication Needs.

Thursday 30th September 3:30pm-5:30pm


Session 2: 

EYFS Reforms: What to consider if children are not on-track

This session looks at the C&L Observation Checkpoints and considers, from a Speech, Language & Communication point of view, what are they asking us to look for? Most importantly, when a child is not meeting these checkpoints, what might be the reasons why and what might we need to do?! The focus will be on C&L although the language and social communication demands of PSED will also be discussed.

Thursday 14th October 3:30pm-5:30pm


Session 3: 

Embedding Interventions

This session will look at the targets that are commonly given by Speech & Language Therapists and which are usually the focus of Intervention Programmes. Within the session, we will consider how these targets can be embedded into child-initiated learning, our daily routines and EYFS Practice.

Thursday 18th November 3:30pm-5:30pm