Teachers as Readers Group – Open University/UKLA Ilsham English Hub 2023-24

The sessions are 4-5.30pm run on zoom and are as follows: 

Session 1 – 5th October
Session 2: 30th November
Session 3: 18th January
Session 4: 14th March
Session 5: 23rd May
Session 6: 20th June

This group provide free evidence–based CPD for teachers, teaching assistants, early years professionals, librarians, reading volunteers and others to enrich their understanding of reading for pleasure (RfP) and how to support it.

This group is lead by Danni Cooke Ilsham English hub lead and the Ilsham hub team and this is the fourth year this group has been running.  

The aims of the groups are:

  1. To foster children’s reading for pleasure through supporting teachers’ /members’ own RfP and research-informed practice;
  2. To support the profession by building a professional community around RfP locally and online;
  3. To share teachers’ resultant development work on the OU RfP website.


Participants receive a certificate at the end of the course when they have shared their example of practice on the Open University Reading for Pleasure website.

Any questions or queries then please contact hub lead Danni Cooke – dcooke@lapsw.org

Please sign up for this free evidence based research group below.  We ask that you aim to attend all the sessions, within this work you are aiming to make a difference initially to a small group of children.