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.

Explore how to inspire children’s writing through book making with pioneering book artist, Paul Johnson. In this hands-on and enjoyable workshop, participants will learn practical book making techniques that can be used in the classroom.
The Power of Reading is a highly successful school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches. Join the next project in London or in a region near you.

Alpha by Bessora and Barroux

Reading this personal story brings home the realities behind what is happening to many migrants and in particular the uncertainties they face.

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.
The Power of Pictures is a major new literacy project from CLPE and children’s authors/illustrators. Project findings show drawing is linked to success in children’s writing and reading pictures significantly impacts on comprehension. The project website is free to use.
For the first time two poets have been crowned winners of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). The announcement took place at a Poetry Show at the National Theatre with performances from the shortlisted poets and Shadowing School winners.
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.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Power of Reading

29/09/2016 - 9:30am ... 15/06/2017 - 9:30am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

03/10/2016 - 9:30am ... 17/10/2016 - 9:30am

Power of Reading

06/10/2016 - 9:30am ... 22/06/2017 - 9:30am

Power of Reading - Birmingham

07/10/2016 - 10:00am ... 23/06/2017 - 10:00am

Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader

12/10/2016 - 9:30am ... 21/06/2017 - 9:30am