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Further support and CLPL sessions

Our Reading Schools team runs fully-funded training sessions for teachers and learning professionals to help guide you through your Reading Schools journey. At the moment all our training is taking place online through Microsoft Teams.

Your Reading Schools journey

Starting your Reading Schools journey

Collecting and submitting evidence Q&A

Key Area webinars

Leadership of learning

Family learning and partnerships

Research-informed practice on reading for pleasure

Shared practice events

Shared practice: engaging families and communities

Shared practice showcase

Drop in sessions

Join us for a drop in session with the Reading Schools team for an opportunity to ask for any help or advice on your Reading Schools accreditation application. You will also have the opportunity to network with other schools working towards their Reading Schools accreditation.

These sessions are suitable for all schools and will be held as a meeting on Microsoft Teams. The link to access the session will be emailed close to the event.

View the dates and register for a drop in session

CLPL for learning professionals with Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust offers fully-funded online and in-person training courses for teachers and learning professionals including: Creating inspiring reading environments in your school, Gifting the Bookbug P1 Family Bag and Read, Write, Count bags, Book discovery sessions and more. You can find (this will open in a new window)Scottish Book Trust online training dates for the upcoming school year and information on how to register on our CLPL for learning professionals web page.

Author events:

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour

The (this will open in a new window)Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour brings authors, illustrators and a variety of other creative practitioners to schools, libraries and public venues. Check out upcoming authors, tours and dates.

Authors Live

(this will open in a new window)Authors Live is a series of world class children's author and illustrator events brought directly to your classroom, library or home for free, live on the web. There are over 90 live events available to watch on demand from world famous authors, including David Walliams, Cressida Cowell and Julia Donaldson. The (this will open in a new window)on demand library can be filtered by age group, curriculum area and theme so check them out.

Live Literature

Live Literature is a Scotland-wide programme that helps fund and support author events in communities all over the country. Find out everything you need to know about applying for, running and making the most of (this will open in a new window)Live Literature events.