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.

This highly successful 4 day whole school training engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through the use of high quality books and proven teaching approaches. Schools receive book packs with associated teaching sequences, access to a resource-packed website and literacy training grounded in research. Starting 11 January, this is the last opportunity for schools to take part this year and places are limited.
This important conference is suitable for all those working with children from the Early Years through to KS2. Delegates will explore the journeys that children make in order to become readers using the CLPE Reading Scale, hear from keynote speakers Aidan Chambers, Professor Sue Ellis, Tony Bradman and Mairi Kidd. Participate in practical workshops to engage and inspire Early Readers in all age groups.
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A visit to City Farm by Verna Wilkins and Karin Littlewood

Rainbow Class has an enjoyable day out in this picture book from a new publishing house founded to produce multicultural books that celebrate diversity in our inter-connected world.

Fantastically Great Women

CLPE staff (and their children) have chosen their favourite children's books of 2016.

We are giving away teaching sequences to inspire writing and help you plan creatively around texts. Perfect for the KS1 and KS2 classroom, these teaching sequences introduce children to great books including The Storm Whale by Benji Davies and Beegu by Alexis Deacon. JUST ADDED - guided reading teaching ideas around I Am So Strong by Mario Ramos.
Our teaching team are all highly experienced teachers from a range of educational backgrounds, including early years, primary, secondary and special education, bilingual education, reading advisory work, and publishing. Experience high quality training with CLPE.

Our December Author of the Month is Jane Ray.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Progress and Achievement in Reading

14/10/2016 - 9:30am ... 30/06/2017 - 9:30am

The Essentials of Literacy in the Early Years

09/01/2017 - 9:30am ... 26/06/2017 - 9:30am

Power of Reading

11/01/2017 - 9:30am ... 05/07/2017 - 9:30am

Power of Reading - Kingston & Richmond

14/10/2016 - 9:30am ... 07/07/2017 - 9:30am