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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 more than 5000 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. (source: CLPE Five Year Impact Reort 2014-2019) 

Catherine Rose, Chair of CLPE Trustees on the CLPE Impact Report 2021-22:

"We are looking forward to the future of CLPE, as an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and as a key player in the literacy teaching landscape. We are pleased to share our impact report with you and proud of the ways in which our research, our resources and our training continue to impact on literacy teaching across the country ensuring that all children benefit from our work"

Our latest impact report measures our growth and impact on literacy learning and teaching across 2021-22. It brings together data from our 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.

The report showcases the impact of our teacher training and development programmes with the following results :

  • 452 teachers have attended our face-to-face training courses;
  • 2130 attendees on our online;
  • 670 books were given away as part of the training programme;
  •  99% of respondents rating face-to-face as effective and 97% of respondents rating online training as effective;
  •  99% of respondents would recommend our face-to-face training to someone else while 97% of respondents would recommend our online training to someone else.

Additionally 1610 schools have a CLPE school membership with access to 325 book recommendations and teaching plans with 94% of teachers reporting children are choosing to read more independently in school. 

A separate 2023 report on the Power of Reading is available below


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


CLPE Impact at Harrow Gate Primary