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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Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader

This 6 day programme develops the professional knowledge and expertise in the leadership, management and teaching and learning of literacy. It offers English Subject Leaders a balance between relevant theory and models of good practice including input from outside speakers.

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Booking now open for Professional Development 2015-2016

Our courses for 2015-2016 are now open for booking. Professional development includes Inspiring Writing, Reading for Pleasure and Achieving Excellence in the Early Years.

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6th July 2015 - 18:25

#CLiPPA2015 is fast approaching! Please take 5 seconds to let us know who you think will win here: https://t.co/NovoWKoH5E

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6th July 2015 - 17:15

Watch #CLiPPA2015 shadowing winners John Donne Primary, Southwark performing Stone by @rooneyrachel on #poetryline http://t.co/72wvX1hjrt

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6th July 2015 - 13:20

The #CLiPPA2015 blog tour has begun! See Hilda Offen's Writing Tips on @readingzone http://t.co/wFFq8jXjtt

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Announcing the winners of the CLiPPA 2015 Shadowing Scheme

Thanks to the many schools who got involved in the Shadowing Scheme for our annual Poetry Award. Congratulations to those who won the opportunity to perform at the Poetry Show at the National Theatre.

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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 - I (Don't) Like Snakes

Narrative and explanatory text are cleverly combined to create a very informative non-fiction picture book.

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Find out more about the Power of Reading

The Power of Reading project is in its 11th successful year and growing. Find out more about the 2015-2016 project, book your places and access the project website here.

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