CLPE Conferences

CLPE run conferences throughout the year focusing on the teaching of literacy. These conferences include well-respected keynote speakers from the world of education, literacy and children's literature and valuable practical workshops. For further information on our conferences past and present please see the details below and if you have any questions, contact [email protected]

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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.
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SOLD OUT Join us for our first conference of the 2019-2020 academic year on 8 November. The day will explore the importance of early reading with our advisory teachers sharing best practice into how teachers can support Early Readers across the primary years. Speakers include Michael Rosen and Gill Jones, Ofsted Deputy Director of Early Education. (Photo credit: Laurence Cendrowicz
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Conference took place at CLPE on 14th June when our research about the importance of picture books and illustration in developing children's literacy skills was shared. One of our keynote speakers was Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. Please note that this conference has now passed
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This conference took place at CLPE on 26 April and explored what constitutes a quality English curriculum for your school and setting. Key note speakers were Ofsted's National Lead for English, Sarah Hubbard and award-winning poet Joseph Coelho.
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A one day conference which took place on 15 June 2018 to develop quality English provision that ensures progress . Delegates heard from experienced teachers sharing best practice, took part in two practical workshops and enjoyed hearing from key note speaker S F Said. Please note this conference has now passed.
Developing a Literate School - Bristol
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A one day conference on developing a whole school vision for English provision that ensures progress which took place in Bristol on 24 May. Author Tom McLaughlin was a key note speaker. Please note that this conference is now past.
Building a Literate School
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A one day conference which took place on 2 March 2018 to develop a whole school ethos for quality English provision that ensures progress with this. Experienced teachers shared best practice, took part in two practical and effective workshops and enjoyed a keynote presentation from much-loved writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Please note that this conference is now past.
David Crystal - Getting it Write conference June 2017
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On 13 June 2017 70 delegates and CLPE staff welcomed renowned grammar and writing expert, David Crystal and award-winning children's author and zoologist, Nicola Davies to a conference which explored how to develop a whole school ethos for the enjoyment of writing. Delegates participated in workshops run by school based practitioners with CLPE advisory teachers. Please note that this conference is now passed
Raising Readers, Changing Lives Conference
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This conference on 12 January 2017 was for all those working with children from the Early Years through to KS2. All children deserve to become readers and enjoy the lifelong benefits of reading for pleasure. This conference enabled delegates to explore the journeys that children make in order to become readers. They recognised that every child has different starting points and their rate and pattern of progression will depend on many factors. Please note that this conference is now past.
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This conference of 13 June 2016 explored how drawing and illustration support writing. The keynote speaker was the inspirational Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and attendees participated in workshops with talented children's book illustrators Viviane Schwarz, Alexis Deacon and Benji Davies. Please note that this conference is now past.
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Have you discovered the Power of Reading? Learn how this project, which has raised achievement in over 3500 schools nationally, transforms children’s enthusiasm for reading and the profound effect this has on attainment in reading and writing. Please note that this conference of 24 May 2016 is now past.
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This conference of 14 March 2016 was aimed at Early Years practitioners. The aim was to inspire and equip teachers to engage young children in story making, storytelling, and performance and featured an incredible line up of speakers including: Tina Bruce, Julia Donaldson and Katrice Horsley. Please note that this conference is now past.