Calendar of Events
The Literacy Year
Event
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Children's Book Project

Book gifting and grants

Book gifting scheme that works with eligible schools to distribute new and pre-loved books to tackle book poverty.

Logo for the Children's Book Project, a book gifting initiative set up to tackle children's book poverty

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Children's Mental Health Week

Event

Children's Mental Health Week takes place from 3rd-9th February 2025 .

Children’s Mental Health Week provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of young people’s mental wellbeing.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Children's Poetry Archive

Booklists and book reviews, CPD resource

Access to recordings of children's poets reading their poems aloud and accompanying teaching resources.

Logo for Children's Poetry Archive

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

CLiPPA

Book awards

The CLiPPA is an annual award for published poetry for children and is the only award of its kind in the UK. The shortlist is announced in May .

CLiPPA logo

Free

KS1, KS2

CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme

Book awards

Explore the work of poets shortlisted for the CLiPPA with this shadowing scheme that runs through May and June.

CLiPPA 2023 logo

Free

KS1, KS2

CLPE Teaching Resources

Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD resource

A range of free resources created by CLPE to help schools teach literacy in the most effective way.

CLPE logo

Free

KS1, KS2

CLPE: Consultancy and School INSET Training

CPD course

Consultancy and INSET packages for schools, Local Authorities, Academies and English Hubs.

CLPE logo

£££

KS1, KS2

CLPE: CPD Training

CPD course

A programme of CPD training for primary teachers that covers planning and progression as well as specific areas of the literacy curriculum.

CLPE logo

£

KS1, KS2

Cocoa Magazines

Newspapers, magazines and comics

Bi-monthly magazines dedicated to reflecting the interests and culture of young Black boys and girls.

Cocoa publishing logo

£

KS2

Comics in Class

Booklists and book reviews

Reviews and recommendations of graphic novels.

Richard Ruddick logo

Free

KS2, KS3

Coram Beanstalk Reading Helpers

Reading support

One-to-one reading support for children aged 3-11 from trained and vetted volunteers.

Coram Beanstalk logo

££

KS1, KS2

Corebooks

Booklists and book reviews

Corebooks is a free resource that helps primary schools choose the best children's books for their school or classroom libraries.

CLPE logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Developing Reading for Pleasure: Engaging Young Readers

CPD course

A free online course to help practitioners develop and promote a Reading for Pleasure culture in their schools.

The Open University logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Discovering Children's Books

Lesson plans and teaching aids, Booklists and book reviews

A free online resource exploring the history of children's books from medieval fables to the present day. Includes writing activities, author videos and recommended booklists.

British Library logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Event

Dyslexia Week 2024 runs from 7th to 13th October to raise awareness of the issues faced by people with dyslexia.

British Dyslexia Association logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Assessment Framework

Assessment and progression

A digital EAL assessment tool for use in primary and secondary settings.

Logo for The Bell Foundation

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Framework Process CPD

CPD course

CPD training course to enable the development of a whole-school framework for EAL learners aged 6-16.

Across Cultures logo

££££

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Guidance and Resources

Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD resource

Guidance documents and practical teaching resources to support all EAL learners.

Logo for The Bell Foundation

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Hub

Lesson plans and teaching aids, Assessment and progression

A library of literacy resources to support EAL pupils at all stages of English language proficiency.

Logo for Inclusion Hub

£

KS1, KS2 ...

EAL Star

Assessment and progression

An online assessment tool for EAL learners.

EAL Star logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Earth Day

Event

A day dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental issues facing our planet, Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April.

EarthDay.Org logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Education Endowment Foundation

CPD resource

Summaries and guidance reports based on the latest educational research covering literacy and other areas of the curriculum and school management.

EEF logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Elmer Day

Event

Celebrate themes of friendship and inclusivity with one of children's books' most iconic characters on 25th May.

Elmer Day logo

Free

KS1, EYFS

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