Impact Report 2014 - 2019 front cover

The Impact of Our Work

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity working with all those involved in teaching literacy in primary schools.  Our work raises the achievement of children by helping schools to teach literacy more effectively and showing teachers how quality children’s literature can be placed at the heart of all learning.

Since 2014 our work has reached 5 million children and 2,559 schools.

We’ve connected with over 381,000 users with our online resources, making sure our training, research and approaches are as accessible to as many educators as possible, wherever they are located.

Our latest impact report measures our growth and impact on literacy learning and teaching across 2014-2019. It brings together data from our nationwide training courses, as well as our leading research in the field of picturebooks (The Power of Pictures), diversity and representation (Reflecting Realities), and poetry, including the CLPE poetry award, CLiPPA.

"In this impact report we wanted to share some of the evidence we have collected and to highlight the way in which our partnerships, our rigorous approaches and our proven commitment to quality have helped us to support the improved literacy learning of so many children." CLPE CEO Louise Johns-Shepherd

The report also showcases the impact our CPD has had on the professional development of over 2,966 teachers, with 100% of teachers saying they would recommend our training to others. 

Research carried out by Leeds Trinity University on our flagship programme, the Power of Reading, is also featured in the report, evidencing that children make an additional 6 months progress in reading and writing in schools that use the programme compared to their peers.



Our Five Year Impact on Children's Literacy: 2014 - 2019