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.

Have you discovered the Power of Reading? Learn how this project, which has raised achievement in over 2500 schools nationally, transforms children’s enthusiasm for reading and the profound effect this has on attainment in reading and writing.
Join us for a creative day exploring how to inspire learning through working with picture books and their creators. Big names at the conference include Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell and children's book illustrators Ed Vere, Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz and Benji Davies.
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Little Red by Bethan Woollvin

A feisty, knowing little girl, sets off through the forest and meets a wolf. Who will come off best in this twist on the traditional tale?
We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition based on Matt Spink's beautiful debut picture book 'Some Birds', published by David Fickling Books.
Booking is open for our remaining 2015-16 courses. Read on to find out how to register for Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum, Group Reading and Rhyme and Song with Steve Grocott. Places are strictly limited.
We have just opened booking for our longer courses for 2016-17. Read on to find out how to register for Raising Achievement in Writing, The Essentials of Early Literacy and our new in depth literacy course, Progress and Achievement in Reading. Places are strictly limited and always sell out fast.
The Power of Reading is taking place in London, Birmingham and Kingston & Richmond in 2016-17. Projects in other regions will be confirmed shortly. The Power of Reading for the Early Years 2016-17 is also open for booking.