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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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

Inspiring Writers KS1

Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Bristol

Friday, 19 October 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - London

Thursday, 1 November 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Newcastle

Monday, 5 November 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Bury

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 - 10:00am

Latest News

PoR 200 teaching sequences
Now more than 200 sequences on our website each showing you how to plan to use quality children's books curriculum-wide
Reflecting realities
Find out to what extent UK children's literature in 2017 featured BAME (Black or minority ethnic) characters
CLPE Literacy Library
We are very pleased to let you know that we are fully on track for the Grand Opening of our Literacy Library in November.
Discover quality primary literacy training for 2018-19 - Booking is open! Read our teacher blog about why CLPE CPD works.
  • The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

  • Poetryline is a fantastic resource which fills a much needed gap.

    Poetryline User

  • I’ve led English for 9 years and I’ve still learnt something new in each session. The best course I’ve ever been on

    Progress and Achievement in Reading training participant

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

    Dame Alison Peacock

  • 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