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, putting quality children’s literature 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

Power of Reading

Thursday, 4 October 2018 - 10:00am

Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader

Friday, 5 October 2018 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 8 October 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Birmingham

Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 10:00am

Latest News

Karl Nova CLiPPA Winner 2018
Hip-hop artist Karl Nova won for his first book of poetry Rhythm and Poetry announced at the lively poetry show at the Olivier Theatre.
Discover quality primary literacy training for 2018-19 - Booking is now open!
Power of Reading
Book for 2018/19 and join the 90% of teachers who have raised writing attainment since attending Power of Reading
Speaking the truth with fairytales : cinderella podcast
Speaking the truth with fairy tales: Cinderella podcast was recorded on 31 May and also features fairytale specialist Jack Zipes
  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock

  • Poetryline is a fantastic resource which fills a much needed gap.

    Poetryline User

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

    Literacy Leader

  • CLPE training has had a transformational effect on the engagement of our children in reading and writing.

    Headteacher, 2017

  • 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