Plan your literacy curriculum using our expertly-chosen quality children's books for all primary stages.

Power of Reading at Hope Primary

CLPE's successful Power of Reading training programme has supported thousands of schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all children. 
View this video to see the impact Power of Reading has had at 
Hope Primary in Knowsley.
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Is your school a Power of Reading school yet?

You can access Power of Reading and our carefully selected children's books through our training programme or online membership. Find out about impact and implementation through our Associate Schools

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Sign up for an annual membership and select from over 200 teaching plans covering EYFS to KS3 and over 1000 examples of classroom practice examples that show how teachers have used these teaching materials. The resources will guide creative teaching across subject areas.

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About Power of Reading training

The Power of Reading and Closing the Vocabulary Gap in the Early Years have raised children's literacy achievement with over 5000 teachers trained. In 2019-20 we are offering training in regions across the country. Teachers on the training receive 16 carefully chosen children's books and whole school membership to the Power of Reading website for 12 months.

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Power of Reading Associate Schools

Meet our Power of Reading Associate Schools

Our Power of Reading Associate Schools are a group of carefully selected schools that have demonstrated a whole school commitment, to delivering their English Curriculum through our flagship Power of Reading training.

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Upcoming Training

Developing Writing in the Early Years

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 10:00am

Teaching Reading in Years 1/2

Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting the Needs of More Able Pupils in Year 5/6

Friday, 1 November 2019 - 10:00am

Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 4 November 2019 - 10:00am

  • 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

  • Power of Reading is an intrinsic part of our curriculum provision. Ofsted commented on visible progress and pupils’ evident love of reading.

    Headteacher, Power of Reading 2016-2017

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

    Poetryline User

  • The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock