CLPE Conference - Achieving Greater Depth in Reading throughout the Primary Years

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26/03/2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Please note: this conference originally organised for 27 March 2020 has been rescheduled to 26 March 2021 with all speakers reconfirmed. 

CLPE’s second conference of the year brings together a range of speakers to support you to develop subject knowledge, understand the national context and plan for all your children to become independent and engaged readers using a range of quality texts.


We are delighted to have a range of keynote speakers including:

Cressida Cowell - Current Children's Laureate and author of the Emily Brown books, How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once series
Cressida will share her experience in writing for and in engaging readers as well as her Children's Laureate Charter which underpins everything good readers need to be successful. 

Andrew McCallum - Director of the English and Media Centre
Andrew will outline how to teach vocabulary effectively in the context of reading, drawing on evidence from recent and relevant research.

The National Literacy Trust will be presenting on the findings of their annual survey into reading, which now includes findings from 5-8 year olds.

Charlotte Hacking - CLPE Central Learning Programmes Leader 
Charlotte will be discussing the CLPE Reading Scale and how teachers can support all readers in their journey to independence.

Farrah Serroukh - CLPE Regional Learning Programmes Leader
Farrah will present on how we ensure all of our children see themselves in quality texts, drawing on the findings from our Reflecting Realities report.

The conference will also feature phase-specific workshops that will focus on planning to develop the key skills, knowledge and understanding that children need to become mature, independent and engaged readers, led by our expert teaching team, Anjali PatelDarren MatthewsKatie Myles and Jonathan Rodgers

Tales on Moon Lane children's bookshop will also join us on the day, selling a wide variety of books including texts by Cressida Cowell who will be available for book signing.


A wonderful day that has informed my own practice and I can’t wait to share with colleagues and trial some of the shared tools with the pupils.

Conference attendee, 2019

Great range of speakers and perspectives, including research, pedagogy and Ofsted point of view – felt like we were getting a very current, holistic view.

Conference attendee, 2019
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources