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Professional Book Club

Monday, June 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This book club is open to everyone in VNET member schools!

Meeting termly, we take a hot publication and provide our members with a forum to discuss the research, the theory and the suggestions for implementation.

It is a great way to look at education research and theory and think about how they might translate into practice in our schools.

The club will be led by VNET Associates – book suggestions welcome!  If you have read a brilliant book, please send your recommendation to Emma Adcock. (

On Monday 19 June 2023 at 4:00 pm, we will be discussing Scott Evans’ Reading for Pleasure – 100 ideas for Primary Teachers’

This hot read from Scott Evans, aka ‘The Reading Teacher’, shares 100 innovative and practical ideas to help teachers to develop pupils into enthusiastic readers. This book will support schools in their goal of creating and sustaining a positive reading culture.

This professional book club session will explore the following:

  • How to create a reading classroom.
  • How to be a reading teacher.
  • How to cultivate a reading community.

On Monday 27 February 2023 at 4:00 pm, we will be discussing ‘Love to Teach’ by Kate Jones

This ‘hot’ read is the perfect book for every teacher in any classroom! ‘Love to Teach’ is filled with evidence-informed research to inspire all teachers in both primary and secondary classrooms.

‘Love to teach’ is jammed-packed full of research and resources that will impact upon teachers new to the profession or those who have more years under their belt. This book draws on research from cognitive science and makes it actionable. Kate’s strategies are evidence-based, insightful, and practical.

This professional book club session will explore:

  • The best way to start a lesson.
  • How to make learning stick.
  • Vocabulary instruction and confidence with key words

On Monday 7 November 2022 at 4:00 pm, we will be discussing Alex Quigley’s “Closing the Writing Gap’.  Alex will be joining us for a Q&A for 15 minutes at the end of the session!

This book explains seven critical steps to improve children’s writing. Though seemingly ‘natural’, writing proves devilishly difficult for far too many school pupils and closing this gap can have a lasting impact on their academic and life success.

Alex Quigley promises that this book will train teachers to be an expert in how pupils learn to write, from the big picture of planning, editing and revising your writing, to the vital importance of grammar and spelling with accuracy.

If you are interested in joining Emma on 7th November @4:00, all you have to do is to have read the book and be ready to discuss your thoughts on it.

See you there!

Please book the first session below – this will sign you up to the entire series. The Zoom link you will receive will be the same for each session.

This event is for VNET members only.


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Monday, June 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Monday, June 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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