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Further support and CLPL sessions

Our Reading Schools team runs fully-funded training sessions and e-learning modules 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 and on our Reading Schools website

Your Reading Schools journey CLPL online events and e-learning

We are excited to launch a new learning format for professionals wishing to participate in the Reading Schools programme.

In place of some of our live CLPL sessions, we have now created two self-directed e-learning modules containing curated elements to help give programme participants the relevant knowledge to commence and achieve their Reading Schools accreditation. Learning professionals can work through the learning outcomes at a time, place and pace that best suits them and will each receive an e-certificate on completion of the modules.

We recommend you take advantage of the following opportunities if you are just starting with Reading Schools, or join at the appropriate place in your journey.

E-learning Module 1: Introduction to Reading Schools

E-learning Module 2: Gathering and submitting your evidence

Live Microsoft Teams event: School improvement planning with Reading Schools

Why not include your feeder early years settings in your Reading Schools journey? Whether your setting has an early years provision, there are early years centres local to your school or perhaps you are a secondary school looking at partnership opportunties, connecting with your local early years settings can result in fantastic paired reading projects, family engagement ideas and really meaningful community building.

Gifting the Bookbug explorer bags

Shared practice events

Hear from colleagues in Reading Schools across Scotland at our online showcase webinars.

Reading Schools Shared Practice Event – Engaging families

Celebrating your reading achievements

Drop in sessions

Join us for a drop-in session with the Scottish Book Trust team for an opportunity to ask for any help or advice on commencing your Reading Schools journey and following completion of your (this will open in a new window)introductory e-learning module.

Our drop-in support sessions offer learning professionals the opportunity to meet with Scottish Book Trust team members and ask questions about their participation in the programme, as well as meeting fellow Reading Schools participants to share ideas, challenges and solutions.

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.

Upcoming dates

Register for upcoming drop in sessions

Watch previous CLPL

You can watch recordings of our past webinars by searching 'Training videos' in the resources section of our website.

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.