Quality children's literature at the heart of all learning.

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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Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

An inspiring and practical two day course for all those teaching phonics in EYFS or KS1. Based on Letters and Sounds this course provides a range of approaches and activities to support phonics learning within a rich reading curriculum.

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Discover Early Years training at CLPE

Have you ever trained with CLPE? We offer training for EYFS in many areas including phonics, transition to KS1, EYFS science and maths. Our trainers are highly experienced practitioners who share evidence-based insight and deliver practical training.

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26th March 2015 - 18:10

Explore simple ideas for what to do with instruments that will make a big difference to your #EY sessions http://t.co/yxH6MM9cEp

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26th March 2015 - 17:35

Quality literature, creative response, powerful readers: http://t.co/Q9IgApTpZ5 #ThisIsReading #AidanChambers @EMRLaird @nicolakidsbooks

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26th March 2015 - 12:43

Good luck to @bookhorse A Boy in the Tower - one of our fantastic CoreBooks and a special pick for #AnnsBoTW http://t.co/98c7P27sHH #WCBP15

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Book great CPD next term for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Looking for CPD for EYFS, KS1 or KS2? We have great courses this term. Book professional development for writing, phonics and developing a reading for pleasure school or attend an inspiring conference.

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Register for Core Books Online FREE

Our much-loved Core Book List is now available as a FREE online resource. Nearly 2500 teachers, librarians and parents have registered to find out about the carefully chosen, comprehensive selection of hundreds of high quality texts for children from ages 3 -11. Don't miss out.

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Download Reading for Pleasure - What We Know Works

Our Power of Reading Project gives us a unique perspective on the successful teaching of reading in primary schools. We have produced a free, practical booklet sharing the things that teachers told us need to be considered and developed if schools are to be successful in promoting a love of reading.

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Ann's Book of the Week - The Girl with the Parrot on her Head

A picture book by a new talent about friendship and fears which demonstrates subtle psychological awareness.

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Power of Reading

The Power of Reading project is in its tenth successful year and growing. Find out more about the 2015-2016 project and access the project website here.

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