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.
CliPPA 2017 - Kate Wakeling
Kate Wakeling was announced winner of the CLPE Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017 at the finale of the Poetry Show on 14th July at the National Theatre in front of hundreds of children from shadowing schools, poets, parents and teachers. Kate Wakeling is being recognised for her first collection for children, Moon Juice, illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa, published by The Emma Press.
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Travels with My Sketchbook by Chris Riddell

This record of Chris Riddell’s time as Children’s Laureate demonstrates the versatility and vitality of his work.

Power of Reading - Wirral
CLPE are delighted to announce that Power of Reading training will be available in Liverpool (from 3 November 2017) in association with The Reader with sessions taking place in their new Storybarn, an interactive story-centre for children to explore, share and discover a love of books and storytelling.
Experience high quality training with CLPE. Our teaching team are highly experienced teachers from a range of educational backgrounds and you will receive strategies and resources that can be put into immediate practice supporting EYFS and the National Curriculum 2014.
Under the Moon and Over the Sea

To celebrate 15 years of the CLPE Poetry Award (CLiPPA) we've put our very first winners, John Agard and Grace Nichols, in the spotlight with a list of their children's poetry books.

Lauren Child
Following the fantastic news that the new Children's Laureate is author and illustrator Lauren Child, (best-known for Charlie and Lola), explore more of her work in Core Books and download a free teaching sequence for I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Power of Reading

21/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 07/06/2018 - 9:30am

Inspiring Writers KS2 Sussex

27/09/2017 - 9:15am

Power of Reading

28/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 14/06/2018 - 9:30am

Power of Reading - Peterborough

29/09/2017 - 10:00am ... 08/06/2018 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

02/10/2017 - 10:00am ... 16/10/2017 - 10:00am

Highly commended at the Education Resources Awards 2017 for Poetryline and also shortlisted for Power of Reading.