Press Office

Artwork by Viviane Schwarz.

Welcome to the CLPE press office. As one of the leading authorities on literacy in Primary Schools, we can provide you with articles, spokespeople, speakers and objective analysis on all matters related to children’s literacy.

For all media enquiries or requests to use CLPE images or logos, please contact Sarah James, Marketing and Communications Director
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7401 3382/3.

CLPE Spokespeople
Our spokespeople provide expert commentary and expertise on primary literacy including a wide range of topics such as reading for pleasure, high-quality books in the classroom and children’s poetry.

Topics covered include:

  • Literacy in Primary Schools
  • Literacy leadership
  • Developing a book-based curriculum and the benefits of this
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Reflecting Realities
  • Using picturebooks to improve primary literacy
  • Poetry in the classroom and the CLiPPA (CLPE’s Poetry Award)

Talk to our experts
Louise Johns-Shepherd, Chief Executive - Primary Literacy, Senior Leadership, education policy, high-quality children's books.

Charlotte Hacking, Learning and Programmes Director – Power of Pictures, Poetry, Early Years, Phonics.

Farrah Serroukh, Research and Development Director – Reflecting Realities, EAL, EMA and Inclusion

Anjali Patel, Lead Advisory Teacher – Early Years, Key Stage 1, Early Reading, Language and Literacy.

If you wish to speak to any of our spokespeople or have queries about the centre's involvement in these topics, please contact Sarah James [email protected] or [email protected] 

Follow this link to the conference speakers page where you can request a CLPE speaker for external conferences.

Notes to editors
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) is an independent UK charity dedicated to raising the literacy achievement of children by putting quality literature at the heart of all learning. CLPE is a charity with a global reputation for providing excellent literacy training and resources for primary schools, based on extensive research and best practice. All of our work is underpinned by the importance of children’s literature and the aim of getting books in to primary schools. CLPE was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon award in 2019 for outstanding contribution to children’s books, Charity of the Year at the 2020 Southwark Business Awards and the 5 star Teach Primary Award for best English resource, 2021. Read our 5-year impact report.