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Teachers as Readers Project Team

Teachers as Readers: Research team

Teresa Cremin, The Open University
Marilyn Mottram, HMI, previously Birmingham LA
Fiona Collins, University of Roehampton
Sacha Powell, Canterbury Christ Church University
Kimberly Safford, The Open University

Teachers as Readers: Literature Consultant

Prue Goodwin, Reading University

Teachers as Readers: Local Authority colleagues

Teresa Cremin, The Open University
Marilyn Mottram, HMI, previously Birmingham LA
Fiona Collins, University of Roehampton
Sacha Powell, Canterbury Christ Church University
Kimberly Safford, The Open University

Website Development Team: Phase 1 (2016-17)

Teresa Cremin

Website Development Lead
Open University

Mary Anne Wolpert

Website Development manager
Primary PGCE Deputy Course Manager, University of Cambridge

Website Teacher Advisory Team: Phase 1 - Development (2016-17)

Jon Biddle

Moorlands C of E Primary Academy, Norfolk

Stephanie Davis

Harston and Newton Primary School, Cambridge

Lauren M. Freedman

Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School, Cambridge

Emma Futter

Derwent Lower School, Bedford

Kelly Grove

Altmore Infant School, London
Becky Thomson

Rebecca Thomson

Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children’s Centre, Bristol

Claire Williams

St Andrew’s C of E VA Primary School, Essex

Website Teacher Advisory Team: Phase 2 - Engagement (2016-17)

  • Jon Biddle, Moorlands C of E Primary Academy, Norfolk
  • Roger McDonald, University of Greenwich
  • Sonia Thompson, St Matthews, C of E Primary School, Birmingham
  • Rebecca Thomson, Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children’s Centre, Bristol
  • Claire Williams, St Andrew’s C of E VA Primary School, Essex

Advisory Team: Phase 3 - Review & Legacy (2019-21)

  • Jon Biddle, Moorlands C of E Primary Academy, Norfolk
  • Roger McDonald, University of Greenwich
  • Sonia Thompson, St Matthews, C of E Primary School, Birmingham
  • Claire Williams, St Andrew’s C of E VA Primary School, Essex
  • Megan Dixon, Aspirer Research Network, Macclesfield
  • ​Anna Harrison, Roehampton University, London
  • Rich Charlesworth, Grove Park Primary School, Chiswick

The OU Team (2016-21)

  • Teresa Cremin
  • Fiona Reeve
  • ​Rebecca Kennedy
  • ​Lucy Rodriguez-Leon
  • ​Amelia Hempel-Jorgensen
  • Fiona Henry
  • Jen Aggleton
  • Liz Chamberlain
  • ​Helen Hendry
  • Franziska Florack
  • ​Ruth Baker-Leask
  • Janet Gough – NAAE
  • ​Joy Court – The CILIP
  • Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards

OU/UKLA Teacher Reading Group Mentors

  • Teresa Cremin, OU
  • ​Rebecca Kennedy, OU
  • Lucy Rodriguez-Leon, OU
  • ​Roger McDonald, University of Greenwich
  • Kat Young, Elmhurst Primary School, Newham
  • ​Debbie Thomas, Achieving for Children, London
  • ​Sonia Thompson, St Matthews School, Birmingham
  • Claire Williams, St Andrews, Halstead
  • ​Shenaz Bagshaw, St James CofE, Northampton

RfP Teacher Education Partnerships with the OU 2020-21

Together we work to enrich student teachers’ knowledge and practice in developing children’s RfP linked to the OU research.

Canterbury Christ Church University
Rebecca Austin
Christine Cork
Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)
Collette Ankers de Salis
Christine Smith
Liverpool John Moores University
UEA
Sarah Brownsword
University of East Anglia
Glasgow University
Jennifer Farrar
University of Glasgow
St Mary's University College
Donna Hazzard
St Mary’s University College Belfast
University of Hertfordshire
Libby Lee
Kate Voss
University of Hertfordshire
University of Greenwich
Roger McDonald
Sarah Smith
University of Greenwich
Edge Hill University logo
Karen Morris
Michelle Vickers
Edge Hill University
Nottingham Trent University
Vicky McEwan
Nottingham Trent University
Essex and Thames SCITT
Charlotte Raby
Essex & Thames SCITT
University of Manchester logo
Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves
University of Manchester
Leeds Beckett logo
Ruth Sutcliffe
Lisa Stephenson
Tom Dobson
Susan Rook
Leeds Beckett University
Caralyn Blaisdell
Queen Mary University Edinbugrh
Cardiff Met
Cardiff Metropolitan University CMT, Jo Bowers
Emma Rogers
Bishop Grosseteste University
SCITTELS
School Centred Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools, (Scittels) Hazel Dorrington, Julia McKinley
Helen Smith
University of Nottingham
Cara Doxey
Karen Daniels
Jemma Monkhouse
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Roehampton
Anna Harrison
Alastair Daniel
University of Roehampton
UCL
Helen Jones
Isabel Macdonald
UCL Institute of Education
University of Hull logo
Sophie May
University of Hull
UWE Bristol logo
Dan Northover
Jane Carter
UWE Bristol
Veronica Poulter
Liverpool Hope University
Oxford Brookes University
Jane Scholey
Debbie Wright
Matt Tobin
Oxford Brookes University
Birmingham City University
Nicola Smith
Birmingham City UNiversity
University of Chichester
Rebecca Webb
Ruth Clark
Birmingham City UNiversity
University of Sussex logo
Jo Tregenza
Alka Townsend
University of Sussex
St Mary's University Twickenham logo
Kerry Assemakis
Karen Fox
Alison Willmott
Finola Utton
St Mary’s University Twickenham

Subject Association Partner

The UK Literacy Association as a partner in the original (Teachers as Readers: Building Communities of Readers Phases 1 and 2) is also a partner in the OU/ UKLA Teacher Reading Group work and conferences.

OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Group Partners/Publishers

Booklife logo

Booklife

Contact:
Kelby Twyman
Marketing Co-ordinator

Raintree & Curious Fox

Contact:
Natalie Turner
Carol Bee

Harper Collins

Harper Collins

Contacts:
Kate McKim
Elizabeth Catford

Read for Good

Read for Good

Contact:
Vicky Pember

Macmillan

Macmillan

Contact:
Alyx Price

The Beano

The Beano

Contacts:
Fiona Hickley

Walker Books

Walker Books

Contacts:
Peter Smith
Jo Humphries-Davies

Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House

Contacts:
Siena Parker
Sarah Kimmelman

Nosy Crow

Nosy Crow

Contact:
Hester Seddon

Andersen Press

Andersen Press

Contact:
Paul Black

Egmont

Egmont

Contacts:
Cally Poplak - CEO

Collins Big Cat

Collins Big Cat

Contact:
Sarah Thomas

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury

Contact:
Beatrice Cross

Faber Logo

Faber

Contact:
Kellie Balseiro

BSmall Publishing

BSmall Publishing

Contact:
Sam Hutchison

Hashtag Press

Hashtag Press

Contact:
Helen or Abiola

CLPE

CLPE

Contact:
Sharon Kilgannon

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