Power of Reading - Birmingham

£1,450.00 / £950.00 For additional attendees
03/10/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
06/02/2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
30/04/2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
02/07/2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Enhance and develop your literacy teaching with CLPE’s flagship Power of Reading training, proven to raise children's literacy achievement,

This 4 day training programme uses high quality children’s literature and creative teaching approaches to engage teachers and children in the literacy curriculum, supporting schools to nurture a whole school love of reading and writing. Now in its 15th year, the Power of Reading has raised achievement in over 4000 schools and worked with 5000 teachers nationally, with 98% of teachers reporting the programme improved children’s engagement in reading and 97% reporting an improvement in children’s writing.

What you will learn:

This 4 day course is underpinned by extensive research and has been designed by our highly experienced team of teachers who bring their professional knowledge and teaching experience to the Power of Reading training. This training meets all requirements of the National Curriculum and will cover:

  • Choosing high-quality children’s literature
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • The importance of reading aloud
  • The reading environment             
  • An opportunity to listen to and meet a leading children’s author/illustrator
  • Storytelling and drama
  • Exploring the development of language and narrative
  • Developing fictional narratives
  • Reading skills and strategies
  • Exploring non-fiction
  • The importance of poetry.

What participants will receive?

As well as 4 full days training, all participants will receive two Power of Reading book packs one containing 12 tried and tested high-quality children’s books, appropriate to their year group with accompanying teaching plans, and one containing 4 titles to develop participants knowledge and understanding of children’s literature. All texts are chosen by the CLPE teaching team. Participants will also have whole school access to our Power of Reading subscription for 12 months which hosts over 200 detailed planning sequences for Early Years to Year 7 as well as 1500 examples of how teachers have implemented their training back in the classroom and details about PoR teaching approaches.

Try our four of our planning sequences for FREE!

Free place at Inset 1 & 4 for Headteachers

Learning Outcomes:

  • Teachers will have developed their subject and pedagogical knowledge in literacy teaching and be provided with the tools to help their school develop classroom provision and inform a whole school approach to reading.
  • Extended knowledge of children’s literature and how to choose high quality text.

Booking Discounts

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


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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
Birmingham and Midland Institute
Dickens Room, 9 Margaret St
West Midlands
B3 3BS
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources