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Teaching Phonics: effective practice to support reading and writing



Tuesday 13th October 2020   1.15pm - 4.30pm


Didcot: exact venue to be confirmed



Delegates attending this CPD will explore a variety of approaches and strategies to take back to the classroom to enhance the teaching of phonics.  We will explore both the teaching of discrete phonics and how we support children in applying skills in reading and writing  

Suitable for: Teachers and teaching assistants new to phonics/looking for a refresher course in EYFS/KS1/KS2 

This course will: 

  • support practitioners in developing a secure subject knowledge in phonics 
  • develop an understanding of progression in phonics, with a focus on the Letters and Sounds programme exemplified with practical activities and ideas 
  • consider a range of strategies to support the application of skills in reading and writing  


  • Trainer

    Julie Sargent is an established English consultant with an extensive knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective learning and teaching approaches. Prior to this role, her experience of teaching in primary schools in both Oxfordshire and Devon included key roles in piloting and developing many aspects of English. She has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education and is an accredited Edge Hill Every Child Counts trainer for 1stclass@writing. Julie’s work has included focused English projects, such as Every Child Writes, and she has designed and delivered many professional development programmes and training materials to support schools, partnerships and organisations in English. Her passion and enthusiasm for engaging children in the curriculum is seen through her creative approaches, which inspire both teachers and learners.

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