Join the Teachers’ Reading Challenge!

We’re delighted to share with you that our Teachers’ Reading Challenge website, created in partnership with the Open University, will launch this Friday 14 August at 9am!

The site will run from the 14th August to the 31st October, and you can sign up to join at any time from 9am on Friday – just head to:

This initiative is the first teachers’ reading challenge of its kind, utilising resources from the OU’s Reading for Pleasure programme and The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge. It aims to help teachers develop their reading repertoire of children’s texts and offers resources and advice on enhancing children’s reading experiences. 

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge invites teachers to read and review books, promote best practice on supporting reading for pleasure in the classroom, and join discussions to share advice.

Once signed up, teachers will be invited through their personal profile page to access a downloadable reading diary, find book recommendations, save books onto their own wish list, take part in discussions with fellow teachers using the message board, and leave reviews to help other teachers find their next read. 

They will also have access to the Summer Reading Challenge’s Book Sorter – 1,185,204 million books have been added and reviewed by children for children. An amazing resource for teachers to explore children’s choices.

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge site is aimed at supporting:

  • Primary and Secondary School Teachers
  • LSA (Learning Support Assistants)/ HLTA
  • Curriculum Lead/ Heads of
  • Pastoral Care
  • Headteacher/ Acting Head/ Deputy Head
  • Language Teachers
  • School Librarians

Get Involved

From 9am on Friday 14 August, you can sign up to the Teachers’ Reading Challenge at:

The Reading Agency

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