Sonia Thompson is the Headteacher/Director at St Matthew’s C.E. Primary Research School in Nechells, Birmingham. Sonia was part of the original United Kingdom Literacy association (UKLA), Building Communities of Readers research. She is passionate about evidence-based reading for pleasure(RfP) practices and her school won the first Egmont/UKLA Reading for Pleasure Award.
Sonia has run and now mentors OU Teachers’ Reading Groups and was an advisor for the RfP website. She has spoken at various conferences about reading, including Peters Love Literacy and ResearchED.
Sonia is a co-opted member of the UKLA National Council, as a Teachers’ Reading Research Group Representative.