Developing a Reading for Pleasure School and Library

03/03/2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

This course will consider what defines the concept of ‘reading for pleasure’ and why it has become an integral feature of statutory requirements. Participants will reflect on the core components that contribute towards developing a Reading for Pleasure School, including guidance on the creation, management and development of dedicated spaces that will support children’s learning and encourage a love of reading.

The course will cover the fundamental principles required to develop a reading for pleasure school. Time will be spent exploring the role of quality literature and ways in which to develop literacy environments, school libraries and approaches to learning to encourage a positive reading culture.

Participants will:

• Gain a deeper understanding of the rationale for developing a reading for pleasure culture and the multitude of academic and personal benefits.

• Consider the ten core principles outlined in our Reading for Pleasure publication derived from research that underpins CLPE’s long standing Power of Reading Programme.

• Receive guidelines for book and resource selection for a primary school library and a basic guide to library organisation and management

• Discuss ideas for encouraging children to develop a love of reading

"It has fired me up with enthusiasm for what is a rather daunting challenge."

Course Participant, 2015-16

"Most students who read well say that one of their teachers or another influential adult made them keen by sharing their bookish pleasure with them."

Margaret Meek: Learning to Read, 1982

"Reading … feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds."

National Curriculum 2014
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales