Developing a love of reading

Alexandra Jones - storyteller

Using stories and book talk in reception and Key Stage 1 is crucial to helping build pupils’ imagination, their vocabulary and their love of reading. This 1-day workshop, in line with the English Hubs initiative, helps teachers develop knowledge, understanding and strategies to build a culture of reading across their school.

100% of participating teachers said they would recommend this workshop to another school.


  1. Reading for pleasure: why it matters
  2. Creating a reading culture: what research tells us
  3. Book talk: formal and informal ways to engage readers
  4. Teaching strategies: engendering the will and teaching the skill
  5. Reflection and next steps


We invite English Hub schools to host these sessions. The cost is £2700 for up to 30 delegates. Participating schools receive a £25 discount on National Literacy Trust membership.

"Thank you for a thought provoking/inspiring day! I can't wait to pick up a book and read it with my children!"

Next steps

Contact or call 0207 587 3067 to find out more, or complete our expression of interest form below and select 'primary CPD'.

Not in an English Hub school? Get in touch and we can help you find your nearest contact.

Expression of interest
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