Power of Reading - Kirkby

£1,150.00 / £950.00 For additional attendees
09/01/2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
12/03/2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
30/04/2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
18/06/2020 - 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.


Please contact: Steve Dixon, Development Manager, Kirkby Collaborative of Schools

tel: 0151 477 8210 or 07711338410

This 4 day training programme uses high quality children’s literature and proven 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 220 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. There will also be the opportunity to meet leading children's writers such as Philip Gross, Bethan Woolvin, Linda Newbery, Piers Torday and Chitra Soundar.

Try four of our planning sequences for FREE!

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.



“The children have displayed enjoyment and enthusiasm since we have implemented the PoR in school. The children are engrossed in the stories and the improvement in their reading and writing has been amazing."

Reception teacher, Hope Primary School Kirkby PoR training 2018-19

“Quality texts encouraged children's enthusiasm for books and stories. Drama, speaking and listening opportunities had positive impact on language development and children's confidence.” 

Year 5 teacher, St Marie's Catholic Primary School Kirkby PoR training 2018-19
Suites Hotel
School Lane
L34 9HA
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales