Professional Development

Professional Development at CLPE

At CLPE, we believe in:
• A child’s right to be literate and to enjoy literature
• The importance of texts that engage children and support developing literacy
• Practice that is underpinned and supported by robust classroom-based research

We provide high quality courses and conferences for teachers, teaching assistants, subject leaders and others working in schools, school improvement and advisory services. We also run conferences and events showcasing authors and poets and for the publishing industry.


CLPE courses are designed to help schools respond effectively to changes in policy, the National Curriculum 2014 and OFSTED requirements.

Our 2015-16 programme consists of nearly 50 courses addressing phonics, reading, writing, creativity, poetry and drama and the early years foundation stage.

New for 2015-16 we are offering courses to support writing development, to develop dedicated reading spaces for Reading for Pleasure and for teaching assistants.

Use our courses tab on the left to find the right course for you or your school.


We hold three conferences annually. Details will be published nearer the time.

INSET and Consultancy

CLPE provides a range of school-based INSET and consultancy to help schools respond effectively to changes in policy and develop practice. We can provide bespoke, high quality, relevant training and support for individual schools, clusters, teaching schools and LAs nationally. Please see INSET and Consultancy section on your left for more information.

Family learning for schools

We provide family learning courses for schools. Please see the section on the left for more information.

Unless indicated courses and conferences take place at CLPE, 44 Webber Street, London SE1 8QW

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions when booking a course. They can be found here.