Power of Reading - Birmingham

06/10/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
01/12/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
04/05/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
13/07/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Venue is Unique Venues Birmingham  Please note that this training has now commenced  Please contact [email protected] for future projects in the West Midlands area 

The Power of Reading and Power of Reading in the Early Years from CLPE are proven to raise children's literacy achievement. Established for 13 years, over 4500 teachers have taken part in the training which enhances teachers’ knowledge of quality literature and develops their ability to use it creatively in the classroom.

This 4 day course includes:

  • 4 full day INSET sessions designed by our highly experienced team of teachers 
  • Free place for headteacher or senior leader on the first and last days of the training
  • 2 packs of carefully chosen children's books (20 books per teacher) and selected associated teaching resources
  • An audit of classroom literacy provision and support to develop a whole school approach to reading and writing
  • Children's book groups to increase enthusiasm for quality literature and understanding of how to share this in the classroom
  • A subscription to a resource-packed website hosting over 200 teaching sequences for EYFS to KS2, explanations of our teaching approaches and over 1500 examples of good practice
  • An introduction to CLPE Reading and Writing Scales to help teachers strengthen formative assessment, understand the journey toward becoming literate and support progress for every child
  • Opportunities to meet leading children's writers including Philip Gross, Bethan Woolvin, Linda Newbery, Piers Torday and Chitra Soundar

The Power of Reading meets all requirements of the National Curriculum.

Booking Discounts

Consortium or school groups booking 10 places will pay just £1000 per place. Please email Gwyneth Dear to book. 


Bringing the Power of Reading project to you

We can deliver the project to groups of schools in a local area. For more information about commissioning a local project please contact Gwyneth Dear, Business Development Manager .

For further information please contact:

Gwyneth Dear, CLPE Business Development Manager by email: [email protected] or
Tel: 020 7902 2295.


"Massive improvement in how pupils are expressing themselves in written form. Fluency, adventurous with vocab, figurative language. They are bouncing into English. Oral contributions deepening and maturing. Massive impact on quality of reading, writing and confidence for vulnerable pupils”"

Year 3/4 teacher, Minchinhampton CofE Academy, Birmingham PoR training 2017-18

“PoR has fostered a love of reading and an excitement to read.” 

Year 5 teacher The Oratory R.C. Primary School. Birmingham PoR training 2017-18

“ Pupils wrote for meaning and wanted to write independently more often. They were so keen to want to read more of the story – really engaged! They really related to the character of Beegu – we had an amazing drama sessions.” 

Reception teacher, The Oratory R.C. Primary School Birmingham PoR training 2017-18
Unique Venues Birmingham
Birmingham Repertory Theatre 6 , Centenary Square
B1 2EP
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources