Leading the English Curriculum with the Power of Reading - FREE Event for Leaders

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11th September, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
Webber Street
London SE1 8QW Map


Headteacher/Senior Leader

Subject Leader

Join us for this free event, designed for Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Senior Leaders and Literacy Leaders to discover how CLPE’s flagship Power of Reading training can support your school to structure and develop your English curriculum.

This event will be delivered by CLPE Advisory Teacher, Darren Matthews, who will be joined by a school leader from one of CLPE’s Associate Schools so you can hear how Power of Reading training can benefit a school, what it looks like in practice and the impact it has on teaching and learning.

What you will learn:

  • how the Power of Reading training will support you to develop a quality book-based English curriculum in which reading for pleasure is embedded throughout all key Stages;
  • what the year long Power of Reading training includes and how to get involved;
  • how subject knowledge of participating teachers is improved to enable high-quality and evidence-based literacy teaching which raises engagement and attainment in reading and writing;

For schools who have access to our award-winning School Membership but have not attending the Power of Reading training, this event will show you how the training will help you to implement the teaching sequences in practice and use the approaches successfully, to see real impact across your own school.

What you will receive:

  • your questions answered through expert guidance and support in how the Power of Reading training can support your school;
  • the chance to speak to an Associate School Leader and hear how it works in practice;
  • access to CLPE's exemplar English curriculum Maps, Power of Reading books and teaching sequences

    This free event will be hosted at CLPE's Literacy Library and there is a maximum of 2 places per school.

    Participants will receive joining instructions for the course one week before the training date. If you have any queries, please email [email protected].

    Find out more:

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    Power of Reading training - offered as a face-to-face or online course - meets all requirements of the National Curriculum and covers:

    • Choosing high-quality children’s literature
    • Reading for pleasure
    • The importance of reading aloud
    • The reading environment
    • Storytelling and drama
    • Exploring the development of language and narrative
    • Developing fictional narratives
    • Reading skills and strategies
    • Exploring non-fiction
    • The importance of poetry.

    The course has had a great impact on the teacher who attended. We had chosen someone who had self-identified as lacking confidence and understanding in the Power of Reading. Since attending the course, his attitude towards teaching English through high-quality children's literature has completely changed. He now shows strong understanding of the research that underpins the programme and the value of teaching in this way. He is more enthusiastic about reading and children's literature and has far more confidence in teaching English lessons. The impact on our children has been unbelievable. They have created some truly excellent pieces of writing, including a range of deep and thoughtful poetry linked to the teacher's Power of Reading case study.

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