Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity working to improve literacy in primary schools.  Our work raises the achievement of children by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, showing teachers how quality children’s literature can be placed at the heart of all learning.

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CLPE Resources

Corebooks logo

Corebooks helps primary schools choose the very best children’s literature for their school or classroom libraries

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Power of Reading logo

The Power of Reading supports schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils

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Poetryline logo

Poetryline supports the teaching of poetry in primary schools with teaching resources and films from award winning poets

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Power of pictures

The Power of Pictures develops teachers understanding of how illustration can raise children’s achievement in literacy

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Upcoming Training

Inspiring Writers KS1

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 10:00am

Power of Reading in the Early Years

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:00am

Group Reading from Reception to Year 2

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 10:00am

Progress and Achievement in Reading

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 - 10:00am

Latest News

Power of Reading - Lonely Beast
Discover the benefits for your school. We found 98% of 2016/17 participants said that the project improved children's engagement in reading.
Ten of the best fairy story collections for children by Ann Lazin
Find out Ann's choice of best fairy story collections in her article for Books for Keeps, November 2017
Progress and Achievement in Reading
Take away a thorough understanding of the reading process through the primary years and beyond from this in-depth 6 day course.
The Song from Somewhere Else - teaching sequence
We have new teaching sequences for 11 amazing books on our Power of Reading website. These are available to all subscribers.
  • I’ve led English for 9 years and I’ve still learnt something new in each session. The best course I’ve ever been on

    Progress and Achievement in Reading training participant

  • Power of Reading is an intrinsic part of our curriculum provision. Ofsted commented on visible progress and pupils’ evident love of reading.

    Headteacher, Power of Reading 2016-2017

  • The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

  • Children’s writing has developed immensely and progress has accelerated. Our children now love reading and approach writing bursting with ideas and confidence.

    Headteacher, Power of Reading Project 2016-17

  • The project has had a huge impact in the EYFS through use of the books and teaching sequences. It has been instrumental in giving more confidence and inspiration to our teachers.

    Deputy Headteacher, Power of Reading project