Experts in children's literacy
Current POR project schools and subscribing schools please click below to access the POR website login page.
Access to the site is restricted to current POR project schools for 2011-12 and to subscribing schools from previous years.
Logins for the website - user name and password - HAS NOW CHANGED
All schools on the 2012-13 PoR and PoW projects and PAID UP 2012-13 website subscribers have been informed by email!
Please check your email boxes before contacting us.
For any queries please email Gwyneth@clpe.co.uk
If you are a project school from last year or have subscribed in previous years, to continue to access the website you must resubscribe at a cost of £185. Click below to download the form, and send with payment to
Gwyneth Dear, POR Project Administrator, CLPE, Webber Street, London SE1 8QW.
Or for further information contact POR administrator,
Gwyneth Dear Gwyneth@clpe.co.uk
This is not for schools currently on the project 2012-13
Your subscription will last till December 2013 and you will be given information on how to subscribe at the final conference.
Or you can pay on line
"Thank you for the project. It is awesome and makes a huge impact"
“I wouldn't be exaggerating to say it's one of the most useful, fulfilling and accessible curriculum related courses I've been associated with and I have nothing but praise for your organisation.”
CLPE’s highly successful Power of Reading 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.
The project has now been running for eight years and has worked nationally with 1400 schools and 2250 teachers in 20 Local Authorities from Cumbria to Bournemouth and Bristol to Cambridgeshire.
The project aims to enhance teachers’ and children’s pleasure in reading and raise children’s achievement through developing teachers’ knowledge of literature and its use in the primary classroom.
Analysis of data from participating schools and local authorities (2008-10) shows 70% of children progressed by 2 or more National Curriculum sub levels and 30% by 3 or more.
Data specifically indicates that as a result of the project the rate of progress for boys is narrowing the attainment gap between boys and girls. Data shows significant improvements in writing.
Positive attitudes to reading
Findings from the research, funded by the Arts Council, shows that children are:
• choosing to read more often and at greater length
• keen to read challenging books
• more confident and knowledgeable in talking
• willing to seek out deeper meanings in texts
• showing greater enjoyment and achievement
Changes in attitude have been particularly significant
for boys who have been reluctant readers and writers.
Projects for 2013-2014 will begin in September/October 2013.
Projects are run centrally at CLPE for schools in London and the South East and in local venues in many parts of England. Schools, school clusters and Local Authorities can contact us for further infomation by clicking on the links below.
Email project administrator Gwyneth Dear Gwyneth@clpe.co.uk
Email project Co-Director Sue McGonigle for LA enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
If your school continues to take part in the Power of Reading for more than one
year through continuing subscription to the website, in addition to teaching
sequences, classroom examples and key teaching approaches you have access to a
unique teacher and school professional development tool to support teaching and inservice training, linked to the POR and the wider literacy curriculum.