Teaching zone

Poem of the Week

Poem of the Week

Poems to enjoy together and fun ways of sharing them out loud and by heart. Sign up and we'll send you an email once a week with a link to a poem to share and an activity to try with it.

Newsletter archive

Newsletter archive

Browse past e-newsletters for tips and information

Competition upload guides

Competition upload guides

Guides to competition registration, video preparation and the entry form

Poems out of the box

Poems out of the box

Starter kits to help your class develop confidence to learn a poem by heart

Poetry By Heart Poem Lists – A-Z & Chronological

Poetry By Heart Poem Lists – A-Z & Chronological

Full lists, in A-Z name order and chronological order, of every single poem on the 7+, 11+ and 14+ Poetry By Heart anthologies

Virtual Staffroom

Virtual Staffroom

This page will be a collection of all the most useful resources that come from our fortnightly Virtual Staffroom sessions with teachers, librarians and Poetry By Heart coordinators. Speak to us directly with your concerns, ideas and find inspiration from others!

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Archive

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive offers a unique collection of poetry recordings in the poet's own voice. Free to use, it shows the many exciting, playful and serious ways in which language can be used.

Discover more poetry with The Children’s Poetry Archive

Discover more poetry with The Children’s Poetry Archive

With a website designed for children to explore fabulous collections of children’s poetry free of charge and with confidence, the Children’s Poetry Archive offers hundreds of recordings of poets reading their work.

Take part in the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme 2020

Take part in the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme 2020

The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is the only award for published poetry for children in the UK. Alongside the award CLPE run a schools shadowing scheme, get involved in the 2020 scheme… 

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Society

Discover more poetry with The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society supports teachers and young people to read and write poetry, with free teaching resources, competitions and advice, as well as the chance to invite a poet to your school, join as a schools member and more.

Bristol By Heart

Bristol By Heart

The Bristol 2021 Poetry and Memory Competition is a one poem summer Poetry By Heart competition for children and young people in Bristol and the surrounding area. It’s organised by the University of Bristol’s Metre and Memorisation project funded by the Brigstow Institute in collaboration with Poetry by Heart.