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 highly rated course will introduce participants to effective ways to enhance reading and writing across the curriculum. Explore how to develop a cross-curricular unit of work around a high quality text and receive a copy of the text.
"An inspiring and fantastic conference with the wise Aidan Chambers and informed Sue Ellis. Great CPD!" Read on to find out more about this conference and watch our Storify of the event.
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Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird has drawn on her experience of volunteering in refugee camps in Jordan to write this novel which highlights the tragic situation that has developed in Syria.

Choose from our rich and varied training programme including a writing course with poet Rachel Rooney, training for TAs and our timely Spring conference, Reflecting Realities: British Values in Children’s Literature Conference.
Such Stuff

CLPE staff (and their children) have chosen their favourite children's books of 2016.

Shh! We have a plan
The Power of Pictures Project shows how illustration can support literacy especially writing. Find out more and download FREE Power of Pictures teaching resources for EYFS to KS2.

Our January Author of the Month is Nicola Davies. Download the booklist and enjoy these books with your class.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

23/01/2017 - 9:30am ... 06/02/2017 - 9:30am

The Power of Poetry

03/02/2017 - 9:30am ... 30/06/2017 - 9:30am

Power of Pictures

24/02/2017 - 9:30am ... 21/04/2017 - 9:30am