What does the Power of Reading training offer?

Our Power of Reading training and Closing the Vocabulary Gap in the Early Years (formerly known as Power of Reading in the Early Years) uses quality children’s literature and proven creative teaching approaches to support and develop a high quality literacy curriculum and a whole school love of reading and writing. Established for 14 years, over 4500 teachers have taken part in the training.  The Power of Reading meets all requirements of the National Curriculum.

All participants receive:

  • Four full days training to develop subject knowledge and practice in developing an English Curriculum for your school or setting and teaching high quality English lessons
  • Two Power of Reading book packs to enable participants to immediately implement the training in their classroom and develop their own reader response
  • Whole school membership to the Power of Reading website for 12 months 
  • Access to more than 220 detailed teaching plans for quality children’s books for all year groups. See our resources menu on this page for sample teaching plans and curriculum maps.


BOOK Training at the CLPE Centre in Central London and upcoming in the following regional locations:

Closing the Vocabulary Gap in the Early Years is taking place at the CLPE Centre in Central London

"Teachers have come back to school and inspired their fellow colleagues with their information and enthusiasm. They now think about which text will have the greatest impact and how on children." Power of Reading Birmingham 2018-19 Headteacher