Power of Reading

£1,450.00 / £950.00 For additional attendees
05/10/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
23/11/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
08/02/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
21/06/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Book here for the 2017-18, pay now or by 30 Sept 2017. 

This is the third Power of Reading training running in 2017-18. The first and second have sold out.

The Power of Reading is a four day school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches. This project group will run from CLPE Centre in London.

The project offers multi-layered professional development drawing on CLPE’s highly regarded classroom-based research and experience of working with teachers. It combines an introduction to outstanding books for teachers and children with an approach to teaching the English curriculum that is creative, engaging and develops a love of literacy.

This successful project is in its thirteenth year and has worked nationally with over 3500 schools and 5000 teachers in 50 Local Authorities.

Power of Reading in the Early Years is available at a discounted rate for schools booking on the Power of Reading at CLPE. Find out more here.

The Power of Reading is fully aligned to and meets all requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.

Schools on the Power of Reading Project receive:

  • two packs of carefully chosen children’s books for each project teacher (20 books per teacher)
  • whole school access to an exceptional and inspiring website of resources with teaching sequences for all Power of Reading books past and present, exemplification of all the teaching approaches, examples of good practice and children’s work*
  • four days of training in pedagogical content knowledge which will directly support literacy practice in class 
  • classroom based research to support implementation and understand the impact on progress
  • free place for headteacher or senior leader to the morning of INSET 1 and the whole day final conference
  • an audit of classroom/school provision and support to develop a whole school approach to reading
  • discussion through book groups to raise teachers’ knowledge of children’s books
  • opportunities to listen to and meet leading children’s authors

*Website access will commence on the launch day of the project

The training has been fully updated:

  • The Launch Conference references the latest research and Ofsted guidance
  • Interactive INSET sessions work with new teaching sequences and texts to explore a wider range of teaching approaches
  • The new CLPE Reading and Writing scales have been introduced to help teachers strengthen formative assessment,  understand a child’s journey to becoming literate and support progress for every child
  • New exciting texts have been added to every collection
  • A newly relaunched website with new content and whole school access to teaching sequences for all Power of Reading texts

What difference does it make?

Data shows the project is effective in raising children’s achievement and progress in reading and writing.

Summary of research:

  • in project schools children in all year groups have made nearly twice national expected progress in reading and writing. In the project schools the increased rate of progress for boys has narrowed the attainment gap between boys and girls. Project data shows children are developing more positive attitudes to reading 
  • teachers are using creative teaching approaches to engage learners in the literacy curriculum
  • teachers’ deeper knowledge of children’s books, combined with innovative teaching approaches, increases children’s enjoyment of reading and writing and raises achievement

For central projects run from the CLPE Centre in London the package for one teacher (including website subscription) is £1450/£950 for each additional teacher.

There is also an optional introductory staff meeting: £600 + travel expenses

Bringing the Power of Reading project to you

We can deliver the project to groups of schools in a local area. Bespoke packages are arranged with Academy Trusts, School Consortiums, Local Authorities and University Departments.

For more information about commissioning a local project please contact Gwyneth Dear, Business Development Manager or phone 020 7902 2295

"Children's writing has developed immensely and progress has accelerated. Our children now love reading and approach writing bursting with ideas and confidence."

Headteacher, 2017
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales