50 Years of CLPE: The Past, Present and Future of Primary Literacy - Children’s Literature and Reader Identity (Day 1)

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14th October, 2022 - 10:00 am to 16:00 pm
Price: £150.00

Join us for CLPE's 50th Birthday Festival Conference. 

Taking place over two days in the autumn term, this exciting event will investigate the teaching of literacy and the key aspects of pedagogy and subject knowledge that CLPE have placed at the heart of their work for fifty years.  

At this important conference we will hear from a range of keynote speakers all looking at the importance of children’s literature, creative practice and reader and writer identity. 

Over the two days our speakers will include Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho and former Children’s Laureates Lauren Child, and Michael Rosen and author Ken Wilson-Max.  We will have keynotes from Farrah Serroukh and Charlotte Hacking as well as practical workshops delivered by CLPE’s Teaching Team and teachers from CLPE Associate Schools. 

Our two day Festival Conference will be taking place on 14th and 15th October 2022

  • Single day tickets - £150 (£120 for School Members)
  • Two day tickets - £250 (£220 for School Members)

To attend both days please add the Day 1 Conference (this event) and the Day 2 Conference to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout. 

Festival Conference Programme Day 1: Quality Children’s Literature at the Heart of all Learning - Children’s Literature and Reader Identity. 

Day one of our conference will give teachers the opportunity to build knowledge and engage with a wide range of children’s literature – helping you to plan to develop Reading for Pleasure with a range of practical ideas, quality and diverse texts for all ages and all underpinned by research led practice.  

The Importance and Status of Children’s Literature - Lauren Child 

The Role of Quality Literature in Shaping Reader Identity, from the Reader and the Writer to Reflecting Realities - Farrah Serroukh 

Practitioner led workshops showing how a literature based approach works in the classroom (choose one workshop to attend each day) 

  • Book Based approach to Literacy 

  • Power of Pictures 

  • Reflecting Realities in the Classroom 

  • The Foundations of Early Literacy 

The Role of Authors in Inspiring Readers - Joseph Coelho 

Lunch is provided and there will be opportunities to purchase books and to have them signed by the authors. 

CLPE is an independent charity. When you purchase a conference place you are helping to support our work, helping us to keep our resources free and to ensure that all schools benefit from quality children’s literature at the very heart of learning.