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Teachers: you play a unique role in inspiring a lifelong love of reading. 

We recognise that many teachers are under considerable pressure and have to juggle a wide range of responsibilities, as well as adapting to significant curriculum change over the last few years.

That’s why a core part of Lit in Colour is a commitment from Penguin to a long-term programme of practical support for teachers and school librarians, including book donations, training and free digital resources. We’ll also be offering teachers the chance to contribute to our research by sharing their own thoughts and ideas. 

About the research

The research we’re commissioning with The Runnymede Trust will make a number of recommendations to ensure more writers of colour are at the heart of the teaching and learning of English Literature, focusing specifically on Key Stages 2-5. As part of this research, The Runnymede Trust will consult extensively with teachers and with students to ensure these recommendations are practical and informed by the realities of the classroom. You can download a more detailed overview of the scope of research here.

How you can play a part

You can sign up for our dedicated Lit in Colour newsletter for teachers below. This newsletter will share news about the campaign as well as opportunities to access practical support from Penguin, including future book donations and free teaching resources, as well as opportunities to share your views.

If you would like to directly contribute to our research by sharing your own views and perspective, you can do so now by taking part in this independent survey, which is open to all teachers of English in primary and secondary schools in the UK. The results of this survey will directly contribute to this research.


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