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, showing teachers how quality children’s literature can be placed 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

Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Liverpool

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Medway

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 10:00am

Inspiring Writers KS2

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 10:00am

Latest News

PoR final conference - Beegu
Power of Reading beginning in January. We found 98% of 2016/17 participants said that the project improved children's engagement in reading.
Lauren Child booklist
Our latest Author Focus is UK Children’s Laureate 2017-2019, Lauren Child. Explore her greatest titles.
Power of Pictures
CLPE has been awarded funding to build on the success of the original Power of Pictures project for a further 1,800 nine and ten year olds.
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Hurry to apply - the SSIF can be used to fund our literacy training for some schools. You can only apply up until 20 October. Find out more
  • The project has had a huge impact in the EYFS through use of the books and teaching sequences. It has been instrumental in giving more confidence and inspiration to our teachers.

    Deputy Headteacher, Power of Reading project

  • 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

  • I’ve led English for 9 years and I’ve still learnt something new in each session. The best course I’ve ever been on

    Progress and Achievement in Reading training participant

  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock

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

    Headteacher, 2017