Building an English Curriculum using the Power of Reading - Webinar

24/06/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

This free webinar will give you an introduction to the Power of Reading programme; the texts and teaching approaches used, how it works in practice in the classroom and how to build a whole school English curriculum around quality texts to raise engagement and attainment in reading and writing. This webinar will be delivered by our Learning Programme Leader Charlotte Hacking and Primary Advisory Teacher Jonny Rodgers. 

All participants will receive a copy of our Take 5 Home Learning Activities for The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, perfect for teachers to to include in their home learning materials for parents. The detailed plan for this book is available for free, as a taster for our Power of Reading Membership. 


What will you gain from this webinar?

  • An introduction to CLPE’s Power of Reading training
  • Examples of what the Power of Reading looks like in practice in the classroom and its impact in schools
  • An opportunity to see how the Power of Reading supports schools to build a comprehensive English Curriculum around high quality texts

Who should attend?

This webinar is ideal for Primary Teachers who are interested in finding out more about how our Power of Reading training can inspire and structure their English Curriculum, as well as those who are looking to prepare for the new school year and gain futher insight into what effective English teaching looks like, built around quality texts.

What is the Power of Reading? 

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. Now in its 16th year, the Power of Reading has raised achievement in over 4,200 schools and worked with 5500 teachers nationally, with 98% of teachers reporting the programme improved children’s engagement in reading and 97% reporting an improvement in children’s writing.  The Power of Reading meets all requirements of the National Curriculum.

Alongside the training, the Power of Reading also contains an online membership. This annual membership, gives schools access to over 220 teaching plans covering EYFS to KS3 and over 1000 examples of classroom practice that show how teachers have used these teaching materials. The resources will guide creative teaching across subject areas. 


This free webinar has been designed as an introduction to the Power of Reading Approach. For CPD webinars that share how a book based curriculum works in practice in the classroom in greater depth, take a look at our Planning a Text Based Curriculum webinar series...


Please limit your booking to 2 places per school. These webinars can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking by emailing [email protected] 


This webinar is delivered via Zoom, once you have secured your place details will be emailed to you on how to join the session. If you have any issues, please email [email protected]


United Kingdom