This training will define the concept of ‘reading for pleasure’ and discuss why it has become an integral feature of statutory requirements. Teachers and Librarians will explore how they can develop 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. They will look at the role of quality literature and ways to develop literacy environments, school libraries and approaches to learning that encourage a positive reading culture.
Teachers and Librarians will:
• Gain a deep understanding of the rationale for developing a reading for pleasure culture and its many academic and personal benefits.
• Consider the ten core principles outlined in our Reading for Pleasure publication derived from the research behind CLPE’s long standing Power of Reading Programme.
• Receive guidelines for book and resource selection for a primary school library and a guide to library organisation and management
• Discuss ideas for encouraging children to develop a love of reading
"I have so much I can take away to help with the our new library. Also I've got simple and achieveable ideas I can implement throughout the school straight away."Teacher, 2017
"Reading … feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds."National Curriculum 2014