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 course will examine the grammar, punctuation and vocabulary requirements of the NC 2014 and explore ways in which these can be met through a rich reading curriculum using quality children’s texts. Participants will receive fantastic resources including publications, children books and teaching resources. Book now for 24 November - places are limited.
We are giving away teaching sequences to inspire writing and help you plan creatively around a text. Perfect for the KS1 and KS2 classroom, these teaching sequences introduce children to great books including The Storm Whale by Benji Davies and Beegu by Alexis Deacon.
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Who Are Refugees and Migrants? by Michael Rosen & Annemarie Young

A much needed look behind the headlines raising questions which will help young people think deeply and constructively about what is happening in the world today.

On Thursday 29 September, we invited Children's Laureate, illustrator Chris Riddell to christen the walls in our café. Unable to resist the lure of a freshly painted, white, huge, blank canvas Chris spent the day doodling on the walls.
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.
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.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Power of Reading - Barking and Dagenham

04/11/2016 - 9:30am ... 15/06/2017 - 9:30am

Group Reading in KS2

09/11/2016 - 9:30am

Inspiring Writers KS2

11/11/2016 - 9:30am