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.
We also run the Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA), which is the only award in the UK for published children’s poetry which encourages and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children. This year's winner was Joseph Coelho for Werewolf Club Rules, why not introduce your class to this wonderful text and the other shortlisted titles with a range of free teaching resources to excite and engage children with poetry.
Joseph Coehlo

Poets

Showcasing great poets of all ages 

Poets        Child Poets

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Roger McGough

Poems

Poems from well known poets and submitted children's poems 

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Teaching Resources

Inspiration for teaching poetry in the classroom

Animations                   Teaching sequences 

Booklists                       Poets talk about poetry        

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CLIPPA Shadowing School Performers

Submit a Poem

We love receiving poems from schools! Submit yours here and we may publish it

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Upcoming Courses and Events

Literacy Beyond Levels Conference

08/02/2016 - 9:30am

Achieving Excellence in the Early Years

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

Power of Reading in the Early Years

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

Power of Reading

22/09/2016 - 9:30am ... 06/07/2016 - 9:30am