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Phonics for Reading and Writing

The simple phonics code: phases 1 - 4



Thursday 10th March 2022  1pm - 3pm





Join this workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the simple phonics code (phases 1-4) and gain new ideas to underpin your teaching of phonics for reading and writing.

For phonics teaching to be highly effective, practitioners must have secure subject knowledge and a clear understanding of phonological progression. This interactive online workshop will cover the relevant subject knowledge and progression for teaching the simple phonics code (phases 1-4), where children start to learn how sounds are represented and begin their journey in using this knowledge in their reading and writing. Included in the workshop will be games and activities to teach and practise concepts, as well as ideas for the application of phonics within discrete sessions and across the curriculum.

You will receive in advance all the handouts and resources for you to fully participate and, during the sessions, participation tools will be used such as practical activities, breakout groups for discussion and opportunities for questions throughout.

This session is suitable for EYFS/KS1 teachers, KS2 teachers delivering phonics, TAs supporting the teaching of phonics.

  • Become familiar with the subject knowledge and terminology associated with teaching phonics
  • Understand the progression in phonics teaching and children’s acquisition of the relevant knowledge and skills
  • Explore practical games, activities and approaches for discrete phonics teaching and its application to reading and writing

Due to the highly interactive nature of the session, a ticket admits one delegate only. 

  • Trainer

    As an experienced English consultant, Susie Spolander works with schools, partnerships and trusts to develop and improve all aspects of English across the primary age range. Using her knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective teaching and learning practices, she successfully supports many schools and teachers to improve outcomes for their pupils. During her 20+ year career in Education, Susie has enjoyed classroom teaching, as well as holding a range of senior leadership posts. Prior to establishing her own consultancy business, she worked as an English Consultant for Oxfordshire County Council’s School Improvement Service. Susie has written, developed and led a wide variety of training events, programmes and projects to address current local and national educational priorities. She is also an accredited trainer for several reading intervention programmes. In recognition of her work, Susie has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education.

    Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners. Her training is of high quality: rooted in the curriculum, with evidence-based practice alongside creative teaching and learning approaches. Susie believes in a bespoke approach to school support, working alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to develop practice through a range of leadership and classroom-based strategies, always precisely tailored to the identified needs of the school.

    Susie provides training, resources and school support in partnership with local and national organisations, such as Quest for Learning, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance and Oxford University Press.

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