Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

The Writers' Block is delighted to be working with Cheltenham Festivals in delivering the Festivals’ network of teacher book groups in Cornwall.



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Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is a Cheltenham Festivals programme delivered in partnership with like-minded organisations across the UK including Books Council of Wales, Bradford Literature Festival, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), English and Media Centre, National Centre for Writing, National Literacy Trust, KEAP (The Writers’ Block), Peters, Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books, The Reader, The Story Museum and Wigtown Festival Company.  

Set up in 2016, the national network of teachers reading groups aims to inspire reading for pleasure because research shows that children who read for pleasure experience high levels of well-being, engage in learning and are successful in life.

The Writers’ Block will be hosting a primary RTRP programme which is open to all Key Stage 2 teachers. As the selected novels are most appropriate for Year 5/6 pupils, priority is given to teachers of these year groups. To include as many schools as possible, places are limited to two teachers per school.

Sessions will be led by Amanda Harris – Director of The Writers’ Block. The group is FREE to attend, and the shared resources are distributed throughout the year along with two copies of each of the 5 titles.

Applications are now open!

The Writers’ Block Key Dates 2022-2023
Group Leader Amanda Harris
Meeting Region Cornwall
Meeting Location Kresen Kernow Redruth
Meeting Time 4.30 – 6.00 pm
Launch Event Wed 19 October 2022
Group Meeting 1 Wed 16 November 2022
Group Meeting 2 Wed 18 January 2023
Group Meeting 3 Wed 15 March 2023
Group Meeting 4 Wed 26 April 2023
Group Meeting 5 Wed 21 June 2023
Sharing Session Wed 12 July 2023

For more information about this programme and to register to take part, please visit Cheltenham Festivals website. To book your place please use this form


This programme is supported by Arts Council England, Thirty Percy and the Unwin Charitable Trust.