Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity working to improve literacy in primary schools.  Our work raises the achievement of children by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, putting quality children’s literature at the heart of all learning.

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Access our free resources (including poet performance videos and lesson plans) for all the shortlisted poets for the CLPE Poetry Award 2019
As one of the Mayor of Southwark's nominated charities for the London Marathon, we are so grateful to the 4 runners who raised over £3000
Members of the CLPE team were delighted to attend the announcement of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2019 shortlist for children's book illustration
CLPE is thrilled to announce our partnership with Cheltenham Festivals, delivering the Festivals' network of teacher book groups

CLPE Resources

Corebooks logo

Corebooks helps primary schools choose the very best children’s literature for their school or classroom libraries

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Power of Reading logo

The Power of Reading supports schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils

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Poetryline logo

Poetryline supports the teaching of poetry in primary schools with teaching resources and films from award winning poets

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Power of pictures

The Power of Pictures develops teachers understanding of how illustration can raise children’s achievement in literacy

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Upcoming Training

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 10 June 2019 - 10:00am

The Power of Pictures conference

Friday, 14 June 2019 - 10:00am

Inspiring Writing KS2

Monday, 17 June 2019 - 10:00am

  • CLPE training has had a transformational effect on the engagement of our children in reading and writing.

    Headteacher, 2017

  • The project has had a huge impact in the EYFS through use of the books and teaching sequences. It has been instrumental in giving more confidence and inspiration to our teachers.

    Deputy Headteacher, Power of Reading project

  • The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

  • Power of Reading is an intrinsic part of our curriculum provision. Ofsted commented on visible progress and pupils’ evident love of reading.

    Headteacher, Power of Reading 2016-2017

  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock