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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 cultureTuesday 7th November at 3:30pm
Session 2

Creating a whole school change

Tuesday 5th December at 3:30pm
Session 3Creating a reading school: structural changesTuesday 30th January at 3:30pm
Session 4Creating a reading school: behavioural changesTuesday 12th March at 3:30pm
Session 5Celebrating impact and sustaining changeTuesday 25th June at 3:30pm


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
1TBASetting up a staff book club
2TBAMaking the most of libraries
3TBAMaking World Book Day purposeful
4TBACreating social and inviting book corners
5TBADon't 'pay' children to read: developing children's intrinsic motivation to read
6TBADeveloping informal 'book talk'
7TBAIntervention for Reading for Pleasure
8TBAReading identities
9TBASuccessful author visits
10TBAEngaging 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


Supporting Early Language Development Programme

Ensure the best start for all pupils in their language development

As you we are sure that you are aware, the development of early language is a crucial pillar of a child’s personal growth. However, according to research by Speech and Language UK, at least 1.7 million children in this country are behind with talking and understanding of words. Wider research and data confirm this picture. The percentage of pupils formally identified as having a primary special need in speech, language and communication is steadily rising - up to 22.5% in 2021, compared with 18.8% in 2015.3. 

The English Hub programme is therefore offering a six session course, designed to equip teachers and leaders with a practical pedagogical understanding of both typical language development and also how to support pupils who are struggling with language acquisition: 


  1. What is language and how it is developed? 
  2. Supporting Talk in Schools 
  3. Teaching words and making them stick​ 
  4. Identifying and Supporting SLCN  
  5. Making Change: Sustaining Change​ 
  6. Sharing the School Improvement Journey 


Who is the TSRC programme for?


The course is primarily aimed at those in early years leadership such as the school’s head teacher, early years lead and SENDCO. The staff members will take responsibility for the cascading of training within their school. 


If you are interested in the TSRC programme, please email


Core Session Overview:


Session 1What is language and how it is developed? Monday 9th October at 3:30pm
Session 2Supporting Talk in Schools Tuesday 12th December at 3:30pm
Session 3Teaching words and making them stick​ Wednesday 31st January at 3:30pm
Session 4Identifying and Supporting SLCN  Monday 11th March at 3:30pm
Session 5Making Change: Sustaining Change​ Tuesday 7th May at 3:30pm
Session 6Sharing the School Improvement Journey Monday 1st July at 3:30pm