Let's Write! Improving Reading and Writing Using Poetry

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 10:00am
Explore how poetry can be used in cross curricular ways to develop effective writing and increase children's comprehension of language with poet A.F. Harrold

Teaching Reading in the Early Years

Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Early Years course equips teachers in guiding children through their first steps in reading.

Meeting the Needs of More Able Pupils in Year 5/6

Monday, 16 March 2020 - 10:00am

Run in partnership with the English and Media Centre, this course looks at how knowledge and skills can be developed in KS2 to stretch and challenge students, and equips teachers on how best to prepare and guide pupils as they transition into KS3.

Who should attend?

Year 5 and 6 Teachers, KS2 Phase Leaders/Coordinators.

What you will learn:

Led by experts across primary and secondary teaching, the day’s highly practical and text-rich session will cover:


Excellence in Literacy for NQTs: Teaching Writing

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 10:00am

This specialist one day course is part our Excellence in Literacy for NQTs programme, and has a focus on writing. 

What you will learn

This course provides Newly Qualified Teachers with essential subject knowledge and understanding of how to support children’s progress and development in writing. The course is highly practical and investigates ways to plan well-chosen activities to support children’s progress in all aspects of writing, using high-quality children’s literature.

What participants will receive?


Teaching Reading in Years 1/2

Monday, 23 March 2020 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Years 1 and 2 course will provide teachers with a grounding in how to support children’s growing comprehension skills, and in developing reading fluency and stamina.

Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 3 and 4

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - 10:00am

This one day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Lower Key Stage 2 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas.


Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 10:00am

Due to heavy demand our Autumn course has sold out but booking is now open for our next course in March. 

This course will explore a range of strategies and resources to enhance spelling attainment of all children based on the research from the CLPE publication Understanding Spelling. It will make teachers think about their current spelling approach looking at strategies and approaches to improve and enhance this teaching to ensure children become confident, effective spellers, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.


CLPE Conference - Achieving Greater Depth in Reading throughout the Primary Years

Friday, 27 March 2020 - 10:00am
CLPE’s second conference of the year brings together a range of speakers to support you to develop subject knowledge, understand the national context and plan for all your children to become independent and engaged readers using a range of quality texts. Our keynote speakers include the current Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell and Andrew McCallum who is Director of the English and Media Centre.

Teaching Reading in Years 5/6

Monday, 30 March 2020 - 10:30am
The one day Teaching Reading in Years 5 and 6 course investigates a range of reading strategies to increase children's confidence and independence as readers, ensuring they are prepared to read at greater depth in Key Stage 2.

Teaching Reading in Years 3/4

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Years 3 and 4 course equips teachers with proven and practical strategies to help identify and ensure reading progress at lower Key Stage 2.