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To register interest for 2015-2016 projects email por@clpe.co.uk

"Our school has really taken Power of Reading to their hearts. Thank you - the project is helping us be the kind of teachers we want to be." - PoR School 2013-2014

"The Power of Reading website is fantastic! So many great resources on there - teaching sequences, classroom packs - it provides all the support you need for this project." - Project Teacher 2014

Attend the Power of Reading Information Morning Conference on 22 May to find out more about the project running in 2015-2016. Places are limited, find out more and book here

The Power of Reading is a school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches.

The project offers multi-layered professional development drawing on CLPE’s highly regarded classroom-based research and experience of working with teachers. It combines an introduction to outstanding books for teachers and children with an approach to teaching the English curriculum that is creative, engaging and develops a love of literacy.

This successful project is entering its 10th year and has worked nationally with over 2000 schools and 3500 teachers in 50 Local Authorities.

The Power of Reading is fully aligned to and meets all requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.

This project is run from CLPE Centre in London
The launch conference on 14 January will include presentations from award-winning author of Varjak Paw, SF Said and Guardian Children’s Editor, Julia Eccleshare. This project will be led by CLPE’s Farrah Serroukh and Andrew Kite.

Schools on the Power of Reading Project receive:

- two packs of carefully chosen children’s books for each project teacher
- access to an exceptional and inspiring new website of resources containing teaching sequences for all Power of Reading books past and present, exemplification of all the teaching approaches, examples of good practice and children’s work
- an audit of classroom/school provision and support to develop a whole school approach to reading
- discussion through book groups to raise teachers’ knowledge of children’s books
- two conferences for key teachers and head teachers and four inset sessions for key teachers
- opportunities to listen to and meet leading children’s authors

What difference does it make?

Data shows the project is effective in raising children’s achievement and progress in reading and writing. To see data for 2011/2012 see our research page here

Summary of research:

- In project schools children in all year groups have made nearly twice national expected progress in reading and writing. In the project schools the increased rate of progress for boys has narrowed the attainment gap between boys and girls. Project data shows children are developing more positive attitudes to reading
- Teachers are using creative teaching approaches to engage learners in the literacy curriculum
- Teachers’ deeper knowledge of children’s books, combined with innovative teaching approaches, increases children’s enjoyment of reading and writing and raises achievement

Power of Reading project 2014-15

For central projects run from the CLPE Centre in London the package for one teacher (including BRONZE level website subscription) is £1450/£850 for each additional teacher. Prices held at 2013-14 rates!

There is also an optional introductory staff meeting: £600 + travel expenses

Download the application form from here

To discuss LA and school network packages please contact por@clpe.co.uk or phone 020 7902 2295