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 learning through working with picture books and their creators. Attend this conference to hear how drawing and illustration support writing, be inspired by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and participate in workshops with talented children's book illustrators Viviane Schwarz, Alexis Deacon and Benji Davies.
The CLiPPA 2016 Shadowing Scheme is designed to inspire children and immerse them in fantastic poetry. With only six weeks to go until we announce the winner of CLiPPA 2016 at the National Theatre, register now to take part!
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Discover ... The Roman Empire by Isabel and Imogen Greenberg

An entertaining and informative guide to Ancient Rome illustrated by an artist to watch.
We worked closely with teachers and in partnership with UKLA, NATE, NAAE and the EMC to develop the original Reading and Writing Scales into a tool that can be used by teachers to inform classroom practice in the 21st Century. They are now available as a free download and an App.
Poet John Hegley announced the shortlist following a show hosted by Roger McGough featuring performances from children and CLiPPA 2015 shortlisted poets including Joseph Coelho, Rachel Rooney, Jennifer Watson and Valerie Bloom. Read on to discover who is on the CliPPA 2016 Shortlist
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.