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.

Learn effective approaches and strategies to support the successful teaching and learning of spelling and receive a copy of Understanding Spelling. This one day course takes place on 9 May and limited places are still available.
Beegu - PoR
Book a place on the Power of Reading and Power of Reading in the Early Years Information Conference on 26 May (only £49, redeemable against training booked on the day) and find out about this successful training project which has raised literacy achievement in over 3500 schools nationally.
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Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith

The light and shade of the ink and watercolour illustrations in this picture book perfectly evoke a mining community by the sea where a boy describes the daily life of his family.

power of reading collage
If you enjoyed our FREE #BooksForOurWorld teaching sequences, subscribe to the Power of Reading website which is packed with resources including 180 teaching sequences and 1000's of examples of classroom practice. For just £300, the whole school can enjoy using resources for great books from EYFS to KS2.
We're Going on a Science Hunt
Experience high quality training over the next term. Book on Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum or We're Going on a Science Hunt, or on a two day course on Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary or on the Getting it Write Conference and many more.
Clippa 2016 - children performing
Get your school involved with our Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017 through our Shadowing Scheme and win the chance for your children to perform on stage at the National Theatre alongside renowned poets at the Poetry Show and Award Ceremony on 14 July 2017 . All the planning is done for you as we provide complete teaching sequences allowing you to create a poetry classroom in June.
Inspiring Writing course
CLPE in partnership with the Every Child a Reader Service (part of Brighton & Hove City Council) are pleased to offer three new courses in Sussex: Inspiring Writers KS1; Inspiring Writers EYFS; and Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum.

Shortlisted for the Education Resources Awards 2017 for Power of Reading training and website and the Poetryline website.