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

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

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

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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

Planning Creatively Around Texts KS2

Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 10:00am

Developing Early Readers in KS2

Monday, 4 March 2019 - 10:00am

Inspiring Writers KS2

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 10:00am

Latest News

The report summarises the impact the CLPE has had this year on schools, teachers and over 5 million primary children across the country.
Join us at CLPE on 26 April to explore a quality English curriculum. Speakers include Ofsted's National Lead Sarah Hubbard and Joseph Coelho
Our Developing Early Readers across the Primary Years on 28 February is the latest in this essential series of reading courses.
Specially developed training on how English language works with 3 linguistics specialists from Queen Mary University of London
  • 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 Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

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

    Headteacher, 2017

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

    Headteacher, Power of Reading Project 2016-17

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

    Poetryline User