Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The CLPE is an independent UK charity with a global reputation for the quality of our research into literacy and teaching. Our work promotes high standards in the teaching of literacy. We particularly emphasise the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings.

Inspire and engage reluctant writers and readers through practical, cross-curricular teaching approaches while developing pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language.
Choose from our rich and varied training programme including a writing course with poet Rachel Rooney, training for TAs and our timely Spring conference, Reflecting Realities: British Values in Children’s Literature Conference.
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Where Zebras Go by Sue Hardy-Dawson

Sue Hardy-Dawson ranges across a variety of themes and poetic forms in her first solo collection.

To celebrate 20 years of World Book Day, we're sharing 13 free #BooksForOurWorld teaching sequences for 13 great books across EYFS, KS1 and KS2. They are only available to download from our Core Books site until 6 March 2017 so spread the word!
Bedtime for Monsters - Power of Pictures - classroom example
Drawing dramatically improves writing, particularly for children with English as an additional language (EAL) and boys who are reluctant writers according to the evaluation report of the Arts Council funded Power of Pictures project .
CLiPPA 2016
Get your school involved with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017 through our Shadowing Scheme and win the chance for children to perform on stage at the National Theatre alongside shortlisted poets.

Our January Author of the Month is Nicola Davies. Download the booklist and enjoy these books with your class.