CLPE's highly successful Power of Reading training programme is designed to support schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils.

This website provides access to the bank of teaching sequences and materials developed to complement the Power of Reading training. To access the site and the resources you need to have a subscription. If your school is participating in the training programme, the subscription fee is included in the cost of the training.

There are currently 180 teaching sequences and more than 1000 examples of practice on this site. The teaching sequences are units of work that guide planning and help teachers to select the best teaching approaches to explore high quality texts in depth, enhancing reading comprehension and providing meaningful contexts and purposes for writing.  

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All Year GroupsYears 1 & 2Years 5 & 6
FoundationYears 3 & 4Year 7



Reading for Pleasure

At CLPE we work to emphasise the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings.  The Power of Reading is our flagship project which is underpinned and based on our research and experience.

More information about the Power of Reading

Reading for Pleasure, What We Know Works

The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales

A Sample Power of Reading Teaching Sequence

Highly commended at the Education Resources Awards 2017 for Poetryline and also shortlisted for Power of Reading.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Power of Reading

21/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 07/06/2018 - 9:30am

Inspiring Writers KS2 Sussex

27/09/2017 - 9:15am

Power of Reading

28/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 14/06/2018 - 9:30am

Power of Reading - Peterborough

29/09/2017 - 10:00am ... 08/06/2018 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

02/10/2017 - 10:00am ... 16/10/2017 - 10:00am