Power of Reading - London
Our scheduled programmes at our London Centre for Power of Reading are now sold out. We are have now opened bookings for our Power of Reading online programme. If you would be interested in attending Power of Reading training at our London centre, please email [email protected] and we will add you to the waiting list. There are places available for Closing the Vocabulary Gap in the Early Years taking place at our London Centre. Please visit the course page to book your place.
Consortium or school groups booking 10 places will pay just £1000 per place. Please email Gwyneth Dear to book
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 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 16th year, the Power of Reading has raised achievement in over 4200 schools and worked with 5500 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 Membership website (worth £350) 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, details about PoR teaching approaches and access to Take 5 home learning activities. 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.
- 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.
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
Book our face-to-face courses with full confidence that they will be run within government guidelines on health and safety and social distancing. Like everyone, we are having to review the situation with regards to Covid-19 regularly. If government guidance changes then we will work with you to ensure that we can deliver an alternative that meets your needs and that gives your school the training you need.
We have teamed up with Zen Educate, a smart new way to arrange cover. If you are a London school you will be able to get £100* off your first day of supply.
*Terms and conditions apply.
“Children are becoming more engaged with books. Language and vocabulary is developing.”Teacher PoR training 2019-20
“English lessons are more fun and pacey including lots of variation.”Teacher PoR training 2019-20
“Much better quality of writing”.Teacher PoR training 2019-20