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Reading Framework Webinars:

The Department for Education is pleased to announce a free 60-minute webinar on the ‘Reading Framework for primary strategic leaders’, delivered by English Hubs. The webinar will provide an opportunity for school leaders, reading leads, governors and Local Authorities to understand the recently expanded Reading Framework and will discuss what has been added to the Reading Framework since 2021. The webinar will also discuss five key messages that all primary leaders should know. 


The webinar runs on numerous dates and schools only need to attend one date. Please click on a link below to register:


14th November:   2-3pm

15th November:   3:45-4:45pm

20th November:   4-5pm

21st November:   4-5pm

28th November:   4-5pm

29th November:   4-5pm

30th November:    4-5pm

1st December:     12-1pm

4th December:     3:30-4:30pm

6th December:     12-1pm


7th December:     3:45-4:45pm



BookTrust Update


It’s time for another update from us at BookTrust. Here’s some great content for you to circulate in your groups:


Primary schools page:


 Children's Laureate

Writer in Residence








Free livestreamed author events from the British Library:


Fairy stories and traditional tales with Michael Rosen, Jasbinder Bilan and Allen Fatimaharan, 4 March 24 11:0012:00


Join this free livestreamed workshop  from the British Library and Seven Stories  for enchanting stories, draw-along fun, and playful writing prompts to inspire your students to cook up their own tales. Perfect for children aged 6-11. Book your place


Free livestreamed Q&A event with Malorie Blackman, 19 February 24

Give your students the special opportunity to ask the award-winning author their questions.  

Book primary, 10:45–11:30