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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Planning Creatively Around Texts KS2

This course offers KS2 teachers many practical ideas to promote reading and writing across the curriculum. It will introduce effective ways to develop units of work around quality texts using a range of creative teaching approaches to enhance literacy. All participants receive a copy of the key text and a teaching sequence to take away.
This highly anticipated conference will introduce the new CLPE Reading and Writing Scales, which support progression and inform classroom practice in the 21st Century. Book now to receive an early booking discount - the first 25 places ONLY are available for just £145 (1/3 off full price of £220)
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army! by Michael Foreman

Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl swing into action again in this sequel to their earlier adventure Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl.

Achieveing Excellence in the EY writing
This in-depth and inspiring 6 day course is suitable for Early Years practitioners at all levels of experience. Each day of the course focuses on a different area of essential early years practice, supporting participants to create a truly outstanding setting which ensures all children to have the best possible outcomes.
We have a wealth of knowledge and understanding about teaching poetry in primary schools. In our work with schools we see again and again what an important branch of literature poetry is. Download our free, practical booklet which shares what we know about developing poetry in schools.
Reading for Pleasure Guide
Our Power of Reading Project gives us a unique perspective on the successful teaching of reading in primary schools. Download this 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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The Power of Reading project is in its 11th successful year and growing. Find out more about the 2015-2016 project in London and other regions, book your places and access the project website here.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Power of Reading in the Early Years

01/12/2015 - 9:30am ... 05/07/2016 - 9:30am

Power of Reading Croydon

03/12/2015 - 9:30am ... 07/07/2016 - 9:30am

Achieving Excellence in the Early Years

12/01/2016 - 9:30am ... 12/07/2016 - 9:30am

Power of Reading

13/01/2016 - 9:30am ... 06/07/2016 - 9:30am