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Continue the celebration of World Book Day 2015 with FREE resources

Friday, 6th March 2015

In celebration of World Book Day CLPE created 'The Big Book Off' - 20 different fun ways to celebrate books and reading. We are also offering free primary teaching sequences for a limited time only.Don't miss out - download them now!

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LAST PLACES REMAINING Boys and Girls Come Out to Play - Early Years Conference 13 March

Tuesday, 20th January 2015

If you are an EY practitioner, leader or have an interest in EY excellence, do not miss this conference on Friday 13 March. You will hear from leading experts in EY teaching including Iram Siraj, children's authors/illustrators and experienced practitioners. Very few places remaining.

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Great CPD this term - Perfect for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Monday, 15th December 2014

Looking for CPD for EYFS, KS1 or KS2? We have some great courses this term. Take part in our highly rated Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation course, explore the impact of early years pedagogy at the Boys and Girls EY conference or support struggling readers in KS2 with Gaps in Phonics.

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Introducing Core Books Online....

Monday, 15th December 2014

Our much-loved Core Book List is now available as a FREE online resource. Over 2000 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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Reading for Pleasure - What We Know Works

Wednesday, 29th October 2014

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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Power of Reading

Wednesday, 29th October 2014

The Power of Reading project is in its tenth successful year and growing. Booking for the 2014-2015 project is now closed but you can find out more about the 2015-2016 project and access the project website here.

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Excite children with poetry! Explore the CLPE Poetry Trail and visit the Poetryline website

Wednesday, 29th October 2014

We provide FREE poetry resources that will excite, engage and involve all children. Our Poetryline website has been updated with new films of poets performing including Julia Donaldson. You could even take your class out to experience the fun and interactive Poetry Trail.

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Seeing Stories Conference - supporting children's reading and writing

Thursday, 9th October 2014

On Friday CLPE celebrated the world of Visual Literacy with a jam-packed conference! This important conference brought together world class thinkers, writers, educationalists and illustrators - leaders in the field of visual literacy. Read on to find out more about the day.

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CLPE training is now available in Sussex and the South East

Wednesday, 16th July 2014

If you are a subject leader, middle leader, TA or NQT in Sussex or the South East we can offer you the same high quality training from CLPE but in a venue convenient to you.

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Embed long-lasting improvements in literacy in your school

Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Our long courses for subject leaders, reading, writing or EYFS will support you in developing practice in a sustainable way. Improving and developing literacy teaching in classrooms and across your school.

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And the CLPE Poetry Award 2014 winner is...

Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Tony Mitton for Wayland! The announcement was made at the Award ceremony on 17 July at the House of Illustration in King's Cross. Joanne Limburg was highly commended for Bookside Down. Tony joins a line up of winning poets including George Szirtes, Rachel Rooney, Grace Nichols and Roger McGough.

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CLPE summer opening hours and booking CPD for 2014-2015

Monday, 7th July 2014

CLPE is open over the summer from 9am to 4pm Mon - Thurs and 9am to 3.30pm on Fridays. We will be closed 19 - 26 August. Please use our easy online booking system to book courses for 2014-2015. Schools can request an invoice. If booking via email, confirmation may not be sent until early September.

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Power of Reading is coming to Birmingham

Monday, 7th July 2014

This highly effective whole school development project is coming to Birmingham! The project will be based at Peters Books and will launch with a conference on 13 October. Book now to secure your place.

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'Excellent' Early Years conference at CLPE

Monday, 7th July 2014

On Fri 4 July CLPE welcomed 70 delegates to The Great Outdoors, a conference packed with speakers, practitioners and workshops who all shared great ideas for using the outside environment for EYFS.

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Achieving Excellence in the Early Years

Tuesday, 1st July 2014

Deepen your knowledge with this in-depth EYFS course which provides a strong underpinning to policy, pedagogy and best practice within the Foundation Stage. Participants will be supported in leading change through inspirational speakers and trainers, a bookpack and motivating resources.

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Former Co-Director of CLPE awarded MBE!

Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Former co-director of CLPE, Julia Eccleshare has been awarded an MBE for services to children's literature in the Queen's birthday honours. Julia is a fantastic advocate of quality children’s literature and is an active writer, broadcaster and regularly speaks at our Power of Reading conferences .

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Inspiration and practical ideas at our 21st Century Writing Conference

Thursday, 8th May 2014

"Inspirational!" Our Writing in the 21st Century Conference on the 6th June brought together prize-winning authors, illustrators and digital writers as well as fantastic primary practitioners.

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Strengthen expertise in the teaching of writing with Raising Achievement in Writing

Wednesday, 19th March 2014

This effective 6 day project starting 22 October will strengthen knowledge and expertise in the teaching of writing for all teachers in KS1 and KS2. Participants will gain an overview of pedagogy and practice to raise whole school attainment in writing.

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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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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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