Power of Reading - Kirkby

10/10/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
05/12/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
06/02/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
03/07/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The Power of Reading is a school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum using high quality books and proven teaching approaches.  The Kirkby Collaborative of Schools commissioned two Power of Reading training groups. Please note that this training has now commenced. 

If you are interested in taking part in the Power of Reading Kirkby in the future, please contact Steve Dixon, Development Manager, Kirkby Collaborative of Schools, Tel 01514478219 or 07711338410.

For further information please visit: http://kirkbycollaborative.co.uk/cpd-courses-open-to-all/

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.


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.



“In terms of impact, it’s certainly the most positive thing I’ve done for a long time, both personally and professionally – maybe even life changing in terms of getting me back into reading – and very thought provoking, insightful and inspirational”. 

Co-ordinator of Literacy and PSHE, Kirkby High School, Kirkby PoR training 2017-18

“Children really enjoyed it and were extremely engaged. Re- reading ensured children really grasped and understood stories Their use of language also improved” 

Reception teacher, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School, Kirkby PoR training 2017-18
Suites Hotel
School Lane
L34 9HA
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales