The Power of Reading Project

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For 2014-2015 our friends over at Peters Books and Furniture will be running a Power of Reading project at their offices in Birmingham, in the heart of the city centre.

The Power of Reading is a school development project, which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches.

The project offers multi-layered professional development drawing on CLPE’s highly regarded classroom-based research and experience of working with teachers. It combines an introduction to outstanding books for teachers and children with an approach to teaching the English curriculum that is creative, engaging and develops a love of literacy.

This successful project is approaching its 10th year and has worked nationally with over 2000 schools and 3500 teachers in 50 Local Authorities. The Power of Reading is fully aligned to and meets all requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.

To find out more and book your place at the launch conference
on 13th October 2014, please click here.

Does the Project get results?

Research shows the project is effective in raising children’s achievement and progress in reading and writing.

Summary of research

  • In project schools, children in all year groups have made nearly twice the national expected progress in reading and writing
  • In the project schools the increased rate of progress for boys has narrowed the attainment gap between boys and girls
  • Project data shows children are developing more positive attitudes to reading
  • Teachers are using creative teaching approaches to engage learners in the literacy curriculum
  • Teachers’ deeper knowledge of children’s books, combined with innovative teaching approaches, increases children’s enjoyment of reading and writing and raises achievement.

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You can see the full research data for 2011/2012 here.

For more information about CLPE and their work, see their website here.