Charlotte Hacking - Learning Programme Leader (Central)

An experienced teacher and senior leader, Charlotte taught across the primary school age range before holding several leadership posts in areas including Literacy, Early Years Foundation Stage, more able pupils and KS2. She was a literacy consultant within a Local Authority, focussing on Early Years, Phonics and Primary Literacy. She has written articles for Teach Primary, English 4-11 and The Guardian. Charlotte's special interests lie in the use of picturebooks and poetry to raise children's engagement and attainment. She leads the CLPE's ground breaking Power of Pictures work, investigating the impact illustration can have on children’s writing. Charlotte also led and developed the CLPE's Power of Poetry project, designed to highlight the importance of poetry as a vehicle for improving children’s engagement in and enjoyment of reading and creative writing in schools, as well as being on the judging panel for the CLPE poetry award, CLiPPA.

The books that made Charlotte a reader were Rosie’s Walk and Goodnight Owl by Pat Hutchins and Gargling with Jelly by Brian Patten.