Sonia is the Head Teacher, at St Matthew’s C.E. Primary Teaching and Research School, in Nechells Birmingham. The school were the first winners of the, OU/UKLA Whole School Reading for Pleasure School of the Year, in 2018. Sonia is passionate about evidence-based reading for pleasure practices and places these at the heart of the school. Sonia is a co-opted member of the UKLA National Council, representing the OU/UKLA Teacher Reading Groups.