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Developing and Sustaining Reading for Pleasure (Primary) course

Endorsed by Education Scotland

A national online programme for primary teachers aiming to enhance their professional knowledge and practice of reading for pleasure pedagogies to support children to become frequent regular readers. This course is run by Scottish Book Trust and is endorsed by Education Scotland. 

Participants will learn the essential pedagogical practices associated with developing and sustaining a reading for pleasure culture in the primary setting. They will gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to lead on the enactment of this, tailored to the needs of the pupils in their own unique context.

They will learn the key principles of:

They will also simultaneously deepen and enrich their own knowledge of contemporary texts for children.



Who can apply?

Equal opportunity and diversity monitoring form

How to apply

Applications for Developing and Sustaining Reading for Pleasure (Primary) are completed through our online form. You can also use the word document at the bottom of the page to prepare your answers before filling in the online form.

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Deadline to apply: Friday 31 May

We will check applicants’ information to ensure they meet our eligibility criteria. Eligible candidates’ applications will be shared with our panel members for selection.  

Applications will be informed of the result of their application by 28 June.