Conference 2024

Back by popular demand, Get Hounslow Reading held a whole-day conference in March 2024. The overarching theme was –

Get Hounslow Reading – It's over to you!.

We worked with GHR Ambassadors and senior lecturers at St Mary's University in Twickenham to plan and run the event. This took place at the School of Education on the university site.

The following report includes information about the project including:

  • 3 years of Get Hounslow Reading
  • Headline stats
  • Conference feedback
  • Our partnerships
  • Images and comments from delegates and guests
  • Plans for the future
Conference Highlights
Full Conference Report

Conference 2023

Get Hounslow Reading held its first face-to-face meeting in March 2023. The overarching theme was –

Get Hounslow Reading – Keep Hounslow Reading.

It was a busy afternoon packed with keynote speakers, workshops and market stalls. We welcomed special guests including local authors, the Alligator's Mouth book shop and HarperCollins.

Our Ambassadors

We are so grateful to our ambassadors for helping to plan and run the event. Amongst them were keynote speakers sharing their practice and the impact the project has had on their school. Some ran workshops for delegates, others set up networking stalls.

Our Experts

Charlotte Raby and Jonny Walker delivered inspirational Reading for Pleasure and Poetry keynotes and ran workshops with our ambassadors.

For the full report and in-depth information about the event, including our conference film, please click the links below. 

Conference Report

The conference was a chance for teachers to meet face-to-face. The following report includes information about the project including:

  • The first 18 months of Get Hounslow Reading
  • Headline stats
  • Conference feedback
  • Images and comments from delegates
The Conference Report
Conference Films

It was important that we captured the event to share with colleagues across the borough so we hired a film crew.

We are grateful to Crane Park Primary School for accommodating the team and for allowing us to capture Reading for Pleasure in their school.

We are very proud of this project and all the teachers and schools who have been involved. Please click the image below to watch the video and do share via your school websites.

Beavers Community Primary School started a comic club and reading cafe as part of the project. They made a video as part of their conference presentation. Please click the image below to watch.

Conference Guests

Click the link below to read about our special conference guests.

Guest Bios

For further information please contact Nikola Standing –

What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

Contact us

The success of the Hounslow Education Partnership depends, in part, on good communication so please do get in touch to give us your feedback or about anything else you would like to discuss.


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