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.Due to heavy demand the November dates are sold out but places are now available for March

Teaching Reading in Years 1/2

Monday, 23 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. 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.

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 ensure children’s confidence as readers in Key Stage 2.

Teaching Reading in Years 3/4

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 10:00am
Please note our November course is SOLD OUT but booking is now open for 22 April. 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.

Early Phonological Awareness through Rhyme and Song with Steve Grocott

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 - 10:00am
This fun and highly practical day will offer ideas to develop children’s early phonological awareness through singing, reciting chants and rhymes and following beats and rhythms, laying the foundation for reading readiness and the success of systematic phonics teaching.

Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Texts - Romans

Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 1:30pm

Taught in collaboration with established children’s author, Tony Bradman, this half-day course explores how to use historical fiction to develop a cross-curricular unit of work. Inspired by Tony Bradman’s, Queen of Darkness: Boudica's Army Will Rise and the associated historical era, this course will offer creative teaching approaches to support improved attainment in literacy and to teach history and other subject areas, effectively.


Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 10:00am
Explore how to inspire children’s writing through book making with pioneering book artist, Paul Johnson. In this hands-on and enjoyable workshop, participants will learn practical book making techniques that can be used in the classroom.