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Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader course - begins 6 November

The course has given me the confidence to be a successful leader of English! I took on the role from someone who had been the leader of English for 20 years!! The course gave me the vision and direction that I needed so that I could lead the school forward. It also gave me the opportunity to meet colleagues in a similar position and share ideas/good practice! A valuable and worthwhile course!
Course member 2012

This course has definitely helped me develop my practice as Lead of Literacy with practical advice and useful assignments focused on my school. It's helped me to improve my general classroom practice, as well as my role as leader
Course member 2012

Do not miss the opportunity to book onto this highly effective course for English Subject Leaders.

Hurry - the course begins on 6 November.

Find out more about the course and book here or contact us 020 7401 3382/3

Unless otherwise specified all courses take place at CLPE, 44 Webber St, SE1 8QW

Book your courses for 2013/2014 now!

Whether you are a regular participant on CLPE courses or haven't been on a course for a while, now is the time to book. Choose from a variety of courses relevant to Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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Early Years Course Brochure now available

Browse and book your Early Years courses now

Book your place on a Creative Writing Workshop with author Sarwat Chadda

Date: Thursday 24 October, 3pm to 5.30pm
Venue: CLPE, 44 Webber Street, London SE1 8QW
Cost: £15 / £10 concessions

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants encouragement to get those creative juices flowing. Sarwat’s books about a boy, Ash Mistry, whose adventures are linked to Indian mythology are aimed at 8-12 year olds.

As if the excitement of a creative writing workshop wasn’t enough, if you need further incentive, there are plenty of opportunities to link Sarwat’s books to the new curriculum. Myths and legends and traditional tales of all kinds are highlighted throughout the primary English curriculum, the civilisation of the Indus Valley is an area of study is in the KS2 history curriculum.
This event is available to book on Eventbrite
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Ann's Book of the Week

annbookGirls, Goddesses & Giants by Lari Don
(A & C Black)

Book coverRecognition that heroes tend to predominate in traditional tales has led to the compilation of collections that bring together stories of feisty females and clever women, such as Alison Lurie’s Clever Gretchen, Sally Pomme Clayton’s Amazons and Jack Zipes’ Don’t Bet on the Prince.
Lari Don has added to these with these ‘stories of heroines from around the world’, recounted in lively language which will read aloud well and encourage readers to learn their patterns and rhythms so that they can retell them orally. The range includes a Venezuelan legend which explains the presence of the moon and the sun and a Cameroonian folk tale in the same tradition as Diamonds and Toads. The French folk tale The Wolf in the Bed is a variation on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ but not in a generally familiar version. Illustrated with silhouettes by Francesca Greenwood.

Two companion books Winter’s Tales, also by Lari Don, and The House of Cats by Maggie Pearson are due out soon and both feature stories from around the world.

IMPORTANT NEWS: DfE phonics match funding scheme drawing to an end on the 31st October 2013

Phonics training courses must be booked and completed by 31 October 2013 to qualify for match funding, but customers will have until 30 November 2013 to submit a match funding claim to the relevant Pro5 organisation.

Just brilliant! Anyone doing phonics with children should go on this course!
Course member 2013

This successful 2 day course, based on Letters and Sounds , provides a range of active and enjoyable classroom approaches and activities to support phonics learning within a rich reading curriculum

Experience this inspiring course by booking your place on Phonics Within a Rich Reading Curriculum

Book now for Power of Reading 2013-14

Thank you for the project. It is awesome and makes a huge impact
Southwark headteacher

The Power of Reading Project began its 9th successful year in September 2013. The project enhances teachers' and children's pleasure in reading and raises children's achievement through teachers' knowledge of literature and its creative use in the classroom. We have limited places left on the project
To find out more or to book email Project Manager Gwyneth Dear

Success in Early Reading bookpacks


Bookpacks to support phonics learning available to purchase now!
CLPE’s Success in Early Reading Bookpacks contain 14 best-selling titles which effectively support phonological development and learning to read.
Available in 4 year groups, can be bought separately or as a complete set.
Click here to purchase on line. For more information contact or fill out and send in order form below.
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