Generating a Love for Reading Conference 6th June 2019

It was great to see so many schools from across the North East at our conference last week in Gateshead! In total, over 80 teachers attended the day-long event to see presentations and workshops on promoting reading for pleasure at KS2 and to share best practice.


Catherine Millar (@allicatski) started the day, drawing upon her own teaching experience as an Assistant Head to share practical strategies for developing a Reading School and engaging pupils in reading for pleasure.

Dr David Waugh presenting to the delegates

Complementing Catherine, Dr David Waugh (Durham University Associate Professor) led three highly engaging workshops on ‘Reading for Pleasure: Luxury or Necessity?’, ‘Writing for Pleasure’, and ‘Why Read to Children and How Can We Do This Successfully?’

We would highly recommend that you follow David on Twitter at @DrDavidWaugh to find out more about his latest projects with local schools!

Rounding off the day, our own Managing Director, Michael Walker, shared best practice on strategies for implementing a digital reading program in the classroom to motivate children to read for pleasure.

Downloads of all our speaker’s presentations can be found by clicking here. If you would like to discuss the content from any of the presentations, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at


Finally, a big thank you to Education World for sponsoring the catering for the event.

Education World is a specialist North East education recruitment agency, who go the extra mile to partner schools with fully-qualified teachers, whilst providing a highly efficient and reliable service. You can find out more information about Education World through their website and by following them on Twitter @EduactionWorld4.


Sign up for future FREE conferences!

Our next conference on Reading for Pleasure will be at the Ramside Hall in Durham on the 23rd October 2019.

With workshops led by children’s author Adam Bushnell, (@authoradam) delegates can expect practical strategies and resources that they can implement in their own classroom to promote reading for pleasure.

To register an interest in this conference, simply complete the form below and we will get back to you. Numbers are limited, so get in quick!


LATEST: We will also be running a free conference in the North West in January 2020 – watch this space!


October 2019 Conference