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What do the teachers and teaching assistants who have attended our courses recently think about the course?
- "It really is the most inspiring and informative course I have been on in eight years teaching!"
Sounds-Write is a quality first phonics programme and is acknowledged by the DfE as meeting all its criteria for an effective phonics teaching programme - see our entry on the DfE site for details. It is an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. Our very highly-rated, intensive courses have now been attended by over ten thousand classroom practitioners, educational psychologists and members of local authority support teams. The programme is already being used extensively in primary and secondary schools throughout Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic, Australia, Zambia and Papua New Guinea. We are also now on Facebook.
It has just been announced that the government's match-funding scheme has been extended until 31st October 2013. The range of schools that qualify for the scheme has also been extended. Previously it was only available to schools with KS1 children; all these schools remain eligible, but schools with KS2 (but no KS1) children are also eligible with immediate effect.
Match funding is available on our 4- and 5- day training courses, our Initial and Extended Code books, interactive whiteboard discs and resources box. Information will be found on the Events, Books and Interactive Whiteboard pages of this site.
For the latest information from the DfE,
click on this link.
For the latest information from the DfE, click on this link.
The DfE sent an inspector to monitor a Sounds-Write course in January 2012. If you are interested in evaluating phonics programmes, you will want to read this complete, unedited copy of the report.
To see just how successful our approach in providing First Rate Phonics has been, please click on the following link: Report to schools: Longitudinal study of Literacy Development from 2003 - 2009, following 1607 pupils throughout Key Stage 1.
Sounds-Write meets the criteria for a high quality phonics programme as defined by the UK Government's Department for Education.
Informed opinion on the latest developments in literacy from John Walker, a director of Sounds-Write - theliteracyblog.com