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.

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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 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

Inspiring Writers KS2 Sussex

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 9:15am

Power of Reading

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 2 October 2017 - 10:00am

Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 10:00am

Latest News

National Poetry Day 2017
Plan for National Poetry Day on 28 September with a free resource on 'Freedom' by Matt Goodfellow
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"The course days were truly inspirational and addressed all of our priorities." Book on one of our longer courses for quality training.
The Song from Somewhere Else - teaching sequence
Check out our new teaching sequences for 11 amazing books available for Power of Reading 2017/18. These are available to all subscribers.
Experience quality training with our highly experienced teaching team. Get strategies/resources to support EYFS and National Curriculum.
  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock

  • 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

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

    Headteacher, 2017

  • Children’s writing has developed immensely and progress has accelerated. Our children now love reading and approach writing bursting with ideas and confidence.

    Headteacher, Power of Reading Project 2016-17