Chartered College Teacher Twilight – Exploring the Power of a Rich Reading Classroom

13/11/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Please note that this event is now past. Our next event is The Power of Poetry: Engaging and developing children as writers on 20 March. Details of upcoming Chartered College Teacher Twilight Events.

Join us at CLPE for our first Chartered College Network event of the year in which we will be sharing the latest revised edition of our publication Reading for Pleasure What we Know Works and talking to award winning writer and passionate children’s literature advocate SF Said. Registration from 5pm.

This special event will be a chance to explore the underpinning components of a rich reading classroom from student and teacher perspectives. It will draw on classroom-based learning from teachers involved in CLPE’s world-renowned Power of Reading programme, as well as, 15 years’ worth of insights garnered from delivering this programme. We will begin with considering the role of literature in classrooms. We will reflect on the range of ways in which raising its profile and centering literature across all aspects of the curriculum can be transformative to the reading culture of the classroom. We will investigate how teachers can cultivate such cultures in their own settings.

Award winning writer SF Said, will give a unique insight into the power of reading and how this shaped him as a reader and a writer.

Mottingham Primary School English Leader, Jacob Wahab will share reflections on how his school has used the Power of Reading to underpin the school's core values and raise engagement and attainment in reading and writing for their pupils, including the impact shown in their recent Ofsted inspection.

Throughout the session there will be opportunities to reflect on and discuss the research underpinning the approaches shared, drawing on CLPE’s seminal publication The Reader in the Writer and referencing subsequent research in this area including the work of Aidan Chambers, Stephen Krashen and Teresa Cremin. This will all be considered within the context of the challenges and demands of the contemporary classroom.

Tickets for this special event are only £5 including a glass of wine or soft drink. Attendees will receive free copies of our CLPE publication Reading for Pleasure: What We Know Works.

Registration for the event opens at 5pm. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to purchase books from Letterbox Library and SF Said will be available for signing.




Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • New Course
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales