Power of Reading - London

17th January, 2022 - 10:00 am to 16:00 pm
28th February, 2022 - 10:00 am to 16:00 pm
25th April, 2022 - 10:00 am to 16:00 pm
27th June, 2022 - 10:00 am to 16:00 pm
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Enhance and develop your literacy teaching with CLPE’s flagship Power of Reading training, proven to raise children's literacy achievement.

This 4 day training programme delivered at our Centre, uses high quality children’s literature and proven creative teaching approaches to engage teachers and children in the literacy curriculum, supporting schools to nurture a whole school love of reading and writing. The Power of Reading training has raised achievement in over 4200 schools and worked with 5500 teachers nationally, with 98% of teachers reporting the programme improved children’s engagement in reading and 97% reporting an improvement in children’s writing.

What you will learn:

This 4 day course is underpinned by extensive research and has been designed by our highly experienced team of teachers who bring their professional knowledge and teaching experience to the Power of Reading training. This training meets all requirements of the National Curriculum and will cover:

  • Choosing high-quality children’s literature
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • The importance of reading aloud
  • The reading environment             
  • An opportunity to listen to and meet a leading children’s author/illustrator
  • Storytelling and drama
  • Exploring the development of language and narrative
  • Developing fictional narratives
  • Reading skills and strategies
  • Exploring non-fiction
  • The importance of poetry.

What participants will receive?

As well as 4 full days training, all participants will receive two Power of Reading book packs: one containing 12 tried and tested high-quality children’s books, appropriate to their year group with accompanying teaching plans; and one containing 4 titles to develop participants knowledge and understanding of children’s literature. All texts are chosen by the CLPE teaching team.

Participants will also receive a CLPE School Membership for 12 months, gaining access to our Power of Reading teaching sequences for Early Years to Year 7, as well as examples of how teachers have implemented their training back in the classroom and access to Take 5 home learning activities.

Your CLPE School membership will be activated upon payment of the course and will run for 12 months.

Schools who book more than one attendee will have a discounted price of £995 on every additional place. The discount will be automatically applied in the cart.

There will also be the opportunity to meet leading children's writers such as Philip Gross, Bethan Woolvin, Linda Newbery, Piers Torday and Chitra Soundar.

Learning outcomes:

  • Teachers will have developed their subject and pedagogical knowledge in literacy teaching and be provided with the tools to help their school develop classroom provision and inform a whole school approach to reading.
  • Extended knowledge of children’s literature and how to choose high quality text.

​Consortium or school groups booking 10 places will pay just £1000 per place. Please email por@clpe.org.uk to find out more.

Bringing the Power of Reading project to you
We can deliver the project to groups of schools in a local area. For more information about commissioning a local project please email: por@clpe.org.uk

Book our face-to-face courses with full confidence that they will be run within government guidelines on health and safety and social distancing.  Like everyone, we are having to review the situation with regards to Covid-19 regularly. If government guidance changes then we will work with you to ensure that we can deliver an alternative that meets your needs and that gives your school the training you need. 



The Power of Reading has increased the children’s engagement in reading and reignited my own passion for teaching English. Children have said “This is the best English ever!

Emma Potts Spalding Parish C of E Day School

Reading is at the centre of the school’s curriculum. Across the school, teachers share a wide range of books and novels with their classes. Pupils develop as enthusiastic readers. Staff receive regular training and are experts in teaching reading. From low starting points, pupils develop as confident and fluent readers, including pupils with SEND.



Ofsted Report: Northwood Community Primary – A Power of Reading Associate School

Children are becoming more engaged with books. Language and vocabulary is developing.

Teacher, PoR training 2019-20