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Summer term courses and conferences at CLPE

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

We have a wide range of courses, conferences and seminars planned for the summer term. There are some old favourites, new ideas and fantastic events. Whether you are looking for CPD in writing, reading, poetry, phonics or early years, there is something for everyone. Browse our courses and book now.

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Planning Creatively in London and Oxford

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

We are offering our *Planning Creatively Around a Text* courses at CLPE in London and at the Story Museum in Oxford. Choose from either of these great venues and make sure you don't miss this essential course.

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It's conference season at CLPE!

Wednesday, 19th March 2014

Conferences for Writing, Early Years and Power of Reading are coming up in the summer term. Book now to secure your place.

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Phonics Within a Rich Reading Curriculum 28 April and 19 May

Thursday, 13th March 2014

Join us for an inspiring and practical two day course for all those teaching phonics in early years or Key Stage One. 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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Power of Reading

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

The Power of Reading project is in its ninth successful year and is still growing. The project has a new website, click 'more' for useful links for accessing the Power of Reading website and to find out about the information event for the 2014 project.

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Two great Early Years courses in May

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

Choose from Creative Responses, Creative Writing with Joseph Coelho or The Role of Rhyme and Song in Early Phonological Development. Or book both!

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CLPE hosts ‘Outstanding’ Reading for Pleasure conference!

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

On Friday 28 February, leading children’s authors and academics joined educators from all over the country for a day exploring how best to develop a love of reading in children and young people.

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Support Bilingual Children's Literacy Achievement on 28 March

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

Led by CLPE's Farrah Serroukh and Sue Dunn, this course provides strategies and approaches for supporting children with EAL within a rich literary curriculum.

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Supporting Transition - FS to KS1 on 21 March

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

Ideal for Reception, Year 1 teachers and FS/KS1 Phase Leaders, this course will help schools to ensure that learning experiences in Year 1 build upon the practical approaches and structured play of the reception class. Very few places remaining.

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Assessing Literacy - Professional Seminar on 23 April

Monday, 3rd March 2014

This professional seminar for leaders in primary schools will be led by Steve Anwyll, Head of National Assessment at Ofqual. Steve will help us look at the current assessment policy and possible implications for schools.

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Support struggling readers at KS2 with Gaps in Phonics on 14 March

Monday, 3rd March 2014

This popular course increases subject knowledge around children’s reading development. Participants will receive a quality children’s book and a bank of ideas to go back and use in the classroom.

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Grammar for Writing for KS1/2 and Subject Leaders on 18 March

Monday, 3rd March 2014

This one day course will help develop grammatical knowledge and confidence in teaching particular aspects of grammar. Book now - few places remaining.

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Celebrate World Book Day with FREE teaching sequences

Friday, 14th February 2014

To celebrate World Book Day we are giving away free teaching sequences for years 1 to 6. These will only be available free to download until 6pm on Thursday 6 March which is World Book Day.

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Book your INSET and consultancy for the summer term now

Monday, 13th January 2014

CLPE provides a range of school-based INSET and consultancy to help schools respond effectively to changes in policy and develop practice. We provide bespoke, high quality, relevant training and support for individual schools, clusters, teaching schools and LAs nationally.

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Effective Spelling course - 4 February

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013

This course will explore the role of spelling in a writing programme and what is involved in becoming a successful speller. Participants will receive a copy of the CLPE publication, Understanding Spelling.

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Working with Shakespeare in Primary Schools - Imagining Shakespeare

Tuesday, 26th November 2013

"Brilliant!" "Inspiring!" "Fantastic ideas!". Just some of the comments about our first workshop with the Shakespeare Schools Festival. The second workshop will provide teachers with practical ideas and approaches to unlocking children’s creativity and raising achievement using Shakespeare’s plays.

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Great Day at Story Talk and Play

Friday, 22nd November 2013

"I have the tools to be more creative with language" "lots of lovely ideas to try out in my class" "inspirational" "useful to see a selection of new books" "very informative" "the course was very interactive" ...just a sample of the fantastic feedback from our course participants today...

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Downloadable booklist - Feast or Famine

Friday, 22nd November 2013

A collection of food-related picture books showing the rich experiences that can be had through the sharing, preparing, cooking, growing and eating of food. Some classics and some new ones....

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"Re-ignited my passion for writing! Inspiring!"

Friday, 22nd November 2013

Our Inspiring Writing at KS1 course gave participants "loads of practical ideas" to take back to schools. Using Chris Judge's Lonely Beast we explored character with pastels and playdough, deepened our understanding of events with poetry and sequenced the story with story maps......

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Power of Reading enrolment open for schools in the West of England

Thursday, 21st November 2013

Schools in the West of England can now enrol in the PoR project for 2013 - 14. We have limited places for the project starting January 2014.

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Professional Seminar: The Importance of Children's Literature

Friday, 15th November 2013

Book your place on this seminar on Weds 15 Jan, the first of a series of six professional seminars for leaders in primary schools. This seminar will be led by Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Children’s Book Editor.

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Poetry Right Now

Friday, 15th November 2013

"Brilliant!" "useful ideas to implement straight away" "James was inspirational" "perfect, inspiring and helpful" "imaginative and inspirational ideas" "it was fantastic"....just some of the wonderful comments about our inspiring poetry workshops.

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CLPE's best selling publication: The Core Book List

Friday, 15th November 2013

"Every classroom should have one"

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Story, Talk and Play

Friday, 1st November 2013

"It is essential that Early Years practitioners understand, value and support young children's play in its various forms". This course supports development of children’s communication skills, emphasising the importance of story to inspire children’s play and talk. Few places available for Nov 29.

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Raise achievement in writing in KS1 - Inspiring Writers KS1

Monday, 21st October 2013

A highly effective course which examines key aspects of the writing process including spelling and grammar. Book your place for Friday 22 Nov.

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Book your place on an Early Years course starting November

Monday, 21st October 2013

Good parenting and high quality learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. (The Early Years Statutory Framework 2012)

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Courses this week - Group and Guided Reading KS2

Monday, 21st October 2013

On Friday 25 October we are running this exciting course in which participants will explore how group and guided reading can be integrated effectively into the whole school reading curriculum.

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Phonics within a rich reading curriculum

Sunday, 20th October 2013

VERY FEW PLACES REMAINING FOR 18 NOV. "Just brilliant! Anyone doing phonics with children should go on this course!" Book now and discover creative ways to teach phonics at CLPE.

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Teaching and Learning Reading in the Primary School

Sunday, 27th January 2013

Book now for this essential course for KS1 and KS2 teachers on 14 Feb. Participants will take an in-depth look at the reading process and consider the essential experiences and skills children need to have to develop as readers.

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