Quality children's literature at the heart of all learning.

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.

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Power of Reading Plus

Power of Reading Plus is for teachers and leaders who have participated in the full Power of Reading Project. The course deepens understanding of the pedagogy, planning, teaching and assessment of reading ensuring an engaging and exciting whole school literacy curriculum which supports all learners.


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National Poetry Day 2015

Launched for National Poetry Day on Thursday 8 October, our new free publication: "Poetry in Primary Schools - What We Know Works". Download this and find out about a range of wonderful free resources to help you teach poetry all year.


10th October 2015 - 17:45

Get ready to develop a #ReadingforPleasure school and #library with our FREE booklist about #books and libraries! http://t.co/0Qipx9jIXT

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10th October 2015 - 14:25

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10th October 2015 - 13:40

RT @whatSFSaid: If you love children's books & want to see a great new magazine about them, this is your chance to help @TheReadQ! https://…

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Book quality CPD at CLPE

Ensure profound and lasting change in your school with a long course. Courses that are longer than one day offer a quality professional development experience. Practitioners attend focused sessions that enable them to disseminate best practice back in their settings.


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Register for Core Books Online (FREE teaching sequences inside!)

Our much-loved Core Book List is now available as a FREE online resource. Over 4000 teachers, librarians and parents have registered to find out about the carefully chosen, comprehensive selection of hundreds of high quality texts for children from ages 3 -11. Don't miss out.


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FREE guide to Reading for Pleasure - What We Know Works

Our Power of Reading Project gives us a unique perspective on the successful teaching of reading in primary schools. Download this free, practical booklet sharing the things that teachers told us need to be considered and developed if schools are to be successful in promoting a love of reading.


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Ann's Book of the Week - Greenling

An ecological fable with themes around prejudice and fear of the unknown with stunning illustrations that have a sense of the surreal and invite exploration and discussion.


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Find out more about the Power of Reading

The Power of Reading project is in its 11th successful year and growing. Find out more about the 2015-2016 project in London and other regions, book your places and access the project website here.


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