Amy Greatrex – Amy is the Early Years Phase Lead at a school in Nottingham, where she is the Reading and Writing for Pleasure Lead. Amy won the Farshore UKLA Experienced Teacher Award 2022 for her Reading Rivers work, which promotes young children to see themselves as readers. Amy co-leads a Teachers’ Reading Group and will be speaking at this years OU conference about her own reading journey and the impact of being valued as a reader from a young age. Amy is passionate about picture books for all ages, especially to gain empathy and pleasure. Amy is currently planning the school’s annual Summer Booknic Festival.