Online Learning for Primary Schools

Our work has helped improve the learning of 5 million children.

Our expert teaching team have developed a programme of online CPD to provide extra support for your English curriculum. The programme will provide staff with evidence based professional development drawing on learning from CLPE's research and face to face teaching programmes. The programme has all of the elements of our face to face CPD: high quality books, based on research, clearly explained subject knowledge and immediate practical application, but it will all be delivered online.  

All of our webinars are delivered via Zoom. Once you have secured your place, you will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the session.

These webinars can be delivered to a whole school, academy trust, teaching school alliance or consortium. Find out more about a group booking by emailing [email protected] 


Discover our online learning programme: 


Understanding the Reading Journey:

Based on CLPE's research and subject knowledge, join us to plan for progression in reading in your class.


Understanding the Writing Journey:

Based on CLPE's research and subject knowledge, join us to plan for progression in writing in your class.


The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom 

Based on the CLPE book, develop your knowledge in one of the specialist areas of primary pedagogy.


An introduction to...

Based on the research and best practice from CLPE’s face-to-face training programme.


Planning a Text Based Curriculum:

Plan your curriculum at our hour and a half long live webinars, each based around a high quality text. Investigate what a text based unit looks like in practice in your year group. Click on a box below to discover more about the course: 



The Literacy Library Presents...

These online events bring esteemed children's authors together with the expert teachers at CLPE for discussions about pertinent topics from the field of literacy, education and children’s literature. 

This premium programme of webinars distill our flagship Power of Reading training into an online version to meet your needs and train you in the texts, creative approaches and knowledge of how to use these to develop a broad, rich literacy curriculum across your school. 

This online programme includes:

  • 8 live and interactive webinars led by CLPE’s expert teaching team

  • Guidance on the very best books to engage children across the primary years

  • Proven creative teaching approaches to engage teachers and children in the literacy curriculum

  • A recorded webinar that gives a whole school introduction to the programme.

Participants will need to have access to our Power of Reading Membership prior to starting this training.

New dates for our successful online Power of Reading training are now available to book...

Dates for autumn 2021 and spring 2022 are now available to book via our website. 

Discover the dates and book your place now...

Online Group 1

September 2021

Online Group 2 

November 2021

Online Group 3 

January 2022


We have brought our Closing the Vocabulary Gap training online, join our Early Years experts to address the unique teaching and learning requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, including learning in the outdoors and offers in depth EYFS training, in areas including talk and story, rhyme and song and developing reading and writing skills using drama and non-fiction. 

Training begins October 2021, find out more and book your place...