Read this blog for tips on how to utitlise the Read Write Inc. Phonics resources available to you to support your children preparing for the phonics screening check.Read more
Alice Visser shares important strategies that secondary English teachers can implement in their classrooms to support struggling readers, with tips to improve reading ability and outcomes in secondary schools.Read more
Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme for 9- to 13-year-olds who are struggling to learn how to read.
Here are four reasons to try Fresh Start in your primary or secondary school.
What is the guidance around Letters and Sounds? The DfE have recently announced that the 2007 Letters and Sounds Handbook is not a full Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme. It does not provide the support, guidance, resources or training needed to meet the requirements of a systematic and rigorous approach to the teaching of phonics. […]Read more
Find out how our DfE-validated phonics programmes support you and your school with ensuring every child learns to read, and loves to read.Read more
We’ve gathered together a selection of summer reading recommendations to keep children of all ages reading for pleasure throughout the holidays. You’ll also find lots of top tips to share with parents to support them with helping their children to establish a reading habit that lasts well beyond the summer. Picture books Stella and the […]Read more
What does it really mean when we talk about a ‘phonics programme’ and what should yours consist of? We’re here to help you break down the key elements and how programmes are being validated by the DfE.Read more
If the DfE’s announcement that it won’t be publishing a full Letters and Sounds programme has got you thinking about your phonics provision, use our questions to help you make sure you’ve got the right phonics programme for your school.Read more
We still don’t know the full impact that COVID-19 has had on children’s education, but we do know that the more children read, the better equipped they are for school and more importantly life. So now more than ever, it’s important to keep children reading during this last term and over the summer. Here are 5 easy ideas from Camilla Macoun, Founder of The Bear Can Read, to share with your families to keep the reading momentum up at home.Read more
The DfE recently announced that they won’t be publishing a revised version of Letters and Sounds, but what does this mean for schools in England?Read more