The Power of Reading is a school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum using high quality books and proven teaching approaches. This project has been commissioned by the Peterborough Learning Partnership. To book, visit the Peterborough Learning Partnership website
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 entering its thirteenth year and has worked nationally with over 3500 schools and 5000 teachers in 50 Local Authorities.
The Power of Reading is fully aligned to and meets all requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
There are four days of training spread throughout the school year. Headteachers and Senior Leaders are invited to the first morning and the final conference. Between each of the training days teachers will trial, share and implement the approaches and principles they have explored during the sessions. Teachers work on a school based case study which they present at the final conference.
Schools will receive:
*Website access will commence on the launch day of the project
Evidence of impact
Analysis of data from the project schools has shown that children in Power of Reading schools make outstanding progress in reading and writing. Our research shows that the project is particularly effective in narrowing the achievement gap between boys and girls and significant for those who have been previously reluctant to engage with literacy.*
Choosing to read more often and at greater length
Keen to read more challenging books
More confident and knowledgeable in talking about books
Willing to seek out deeper meanings in text
Showing greater enjoyment and achievement in writing.
CLPE Reading and Writing Scales – Literacy Beyond Levels
Project teachers will work with the CLPE Reading and Writing Scales which help teachers to understand what progression looks like in reading and writing. These materials help schools to provide an environment that supports children’s development as readers and writers and supports teacher subject knowledge in the development of reading and writing. They are a tool that will help strengthen teacher understanding and provide a common framework for truly formative assessment. Download the free Reading and Writing Scales
"We are all very excited by this new surge of interest in reading and have had parents of reluctant readers feeling compelled to contact me to share their delight that their children are reading independently."William de Yaxley CofE Year 6 teacher