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New for the 2022-2023 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:


Pre courseHeadteacher engagement session03/11/22 1:30-2:30pm
Session 1Reading for Pleasure: a whole school culture08/11/22 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 2

Creating a whole school change

10/01/22 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 3Creating a reading school: structural changes01/03/2023 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 4Creating a reading school: behavioural changes02/05/23 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 5Celebrating impact and sustaining change20/06/23 3:30pm-5:30pm


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
124/11/22Setting up a staff book club
28/12/22Making the most of libraries
319/1/23Making World Book Day purposeful
49/2/23Creating social and inviting book corners
523/2/23Don't 'pay' children to read: developing children's intrinsic motivation to read
69/3/23Developing informal 'book talk'
723/3/23Intervention for Reading for Pleasure
827/4/23Reading identities
918/5/23Successful author visits
1015/6/23Engaging 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 30 participants from 30 different schools.


If you are interested in the TSRC programme, please email


The deadline for applying for these sessions has been.