CLPE is the National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools

We believe poetry is a fundamental element in the development of children’s literacy. This website is packed with resources to support the teaching of poetry in primary schools. Whether you are looking to make your classroom a poetry classroom, for a poem to use with your class read by the poet, a teaching sequence to guide you through a poetry collection or a guide to the language and forms associated with poetry there is something here for you.
We run the only award in the UK for published children's poetry which celebrates outstanding poetry published for children - Children's Poetry Award (CLiPPA),  We record poems by each of the CLiPPA shortlist each year to add to our bank of poems and poets and we provide teaching sequences to support the use of their collections in the classroom. 

Upcoming Courses and Events

Raising Achievement in Writing

19/10/2016 - 9:30am ... 28/06/2017 - 9:30am

Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary in a Rich Reading Curriculum

24/11/2016 - 9:30am ... 08/12/2016 - 9:30am

Progress and Achievement in Reading

14/10/2016 - 9:30am ... 30/06/2017 - 9:30am

The Essentials of Literacy in the Early Years

09/01/2017 - 9:30am ... 26/06/2017 - 9:30am

Power of Reading

11/01/2017 - 9:30am ... 05/07/2017 - 9:30am