The Farshore Reading For Pleasure 2023 Award Winners

The Farshore Reading for Pleasure Teacher Awards 2023, in association with The Open University and the UK Literacy Association (UKLA), celebrate how teachers have found innovative ways to inspire reading for pleasure in the classroom.

Each year since its launch in 2017, the awards have revealed the determination and passion of teachers to get children reading. The teachers who entered the 2023 awards were just as passionate and continued to display inventiveness in original and surprising ways.

This year’s entries saw teachers at schools across the length and breadth of the UK united in a mission to get children and their families reading.

Award winners 2023:

Community Reading Champion:

Kiran Satti, Wallbrook Primary Academy, Dudley
Pupil Voice and Choice

Experienced Teacher:

Katy Bland, Spotland Primary School, Rochdale
Navigating Reading

Early Career Teacher:

Janay Brazier, Braiswick Primary School, Colchester
Just One More Chapter

Whole School (joint winners):

Fern Pithers, Warren Primary Academy, Nottingham
Making connections with our community through a love of reading

Christopher Harrison, Grove Road Community Primary School, Harrogate
Windows, Mirrors and Sliding Glass Doors

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OURfP Newsletter Live! 5th December

We are delighted to host another OU RfP Newsletter Live, a rapid-fire event dedicated to the latest in Reading for Pleasure. With Professor Teresa Cremin

Summer 2023 RfP Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us on 17th June in Milton Keynes for our summer 2023 RfP conference – Blethering Together: Sustaining the Pleasure