North Yorkshire: Free Twilight Literacy Event for headteachers and senior leaders with Ruth Miskin

North Yorkshire: Free Twilight Literacy Event for headteachers and senior leaders with Ruth Miskin

Ruth is visiting Brayton Church of England Primary School, Selby, on Wednesday 25 January 2017. Find out how the powerful leadership strategies and proven teaching methods in the new Read Write Inc. Phonics programme will ensure every child in your school can read and loves reading.

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Free Read Write Inc. Events for Special Schools

Free Read Write Inc. Events for Special Schools

In February 2017, we're holding two free events for Special Schools that focus on teaching literacy to pupils with MLD, SLD, PMLD and ASD. One event will cater for schools already using Read Write Inc., and the other will be open to schools who would like to find out more.

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Training Update: Action Leadership Training is evolving

Training Update: Action Leadership Training is evolving

We are delighted to announce that in 2017, our Action Leadership Training is evolving into Reading Leader Training.

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Read Write Inc. Model Schools achieve 91% average in the 2016 phonics screening check

Read Write Inc. Model Schools achieve 91% average in the 2016 phonics screening check

Our Read Write Inc. Model Schools recently achieved an average of 91% in the 2016 phonics screening check. Read our case study to find out more about our Model Schools and all that they do to achieve excellence in literacy.

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An announcement from Ruth

An announcement from Ruth

I’m really excited to tell you about our brand new 2016 edition of Read Write Inc. Phonics, which will be available to schools in September. It’s a delight to bring together the knowledge and experience we’ve gained from working in 4,000 schools over 10 years.

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Tower Hamlets Read Write Inc. Model School deemed ‘outstanding’

Tower Hamlets Read Write Inc. Model School deemed ‘outstanding’

"Children love Read Write Inc. Phonics! They enjoy the fast pace and the fact that they are able to succeed and achieve in every lesson. I love how Read Write Inc. sets children up to be challenged, but also to succeed."

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“Our children now use rich vocabulary in their writing,” say Woodley school

“Our children now use rich vocabulary in their writing,” say Woodley school

"We chose Read Write Inc. because our children were not making sufficient progress in phonics or writing. Training has been superb, clear, and delivered with passion."

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Bridgend school rises from fourth to first quartile in national literacy results using Read Write Inc.

Bridgend school rises from fourth to first quartile in national literacy results using Read Write Inc.

Abercerdin Primary School is in the top 11% of most deprived areas in the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation. They received Read Write Inc. Phonics training in 2012.

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Doncaster primary school leaps 36% in phonics screening check

Doncaster primary school leaps 36% in phonics screening check

"We wanted a programme that would help children recognise how phonics links with reading and writing, not just a stand-alone 20-minute session each day. At the end of the second day of training our brains ached but we were smiling."

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St Helens school achieves 14% above LA average in 2015 phonics screening check

St Helens school achieves 14% above LA average in 2015 phonics screening check

“Amber’s reading came on overnight. She was enjoying her reading, but it was as if by magic - she could suddenly read and have the confidence to read almost anything.”

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Read Write Inc. successfully reverses dip in Wolverhampton school’s reading results

Read Write Inc. successfully reverses dip in Wolverhampton school’s reading results

"We chose Read Write Inc. because our Key Stage 1 reading results were starting to dip and we liked the rigorous approach it offered. The quality of training has been first class - the trainers have extensive knowledge and incredible enthusiasm."

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Kent school with high levels of mobility experiences dramatic improvement in pupil progress

Kent school with high levels of mobility experiences dramatic improvement in pupil progress

"We wanted a programme with all resources included and after visiting a Read Write Inc. model school we were sold. Within 4 months, reading and writing had improved massively and the whole school culture and ethos had shifted. It is still as successful five years down the line."

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Ardler Primary becomes first Scottish Read Write Inc. Model School

Ardler Primary becomes first Scottish Read Write Inc. Model School

Read Write Inc. Phonics was adopted by Dundee City Council to improve early phonics and reading. Ardler Primary School have gone from strength to strength with the programme and have now become our first Scottish Model School.

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Yorkshire primary schools chosen to host DfE Phonics Roadshow events to spread word of phonics success

Yorkshire primary schools chosen to host DfE Phonics Roadshow events to spread word of phonics success

Jerry Clay Academy, in Wakefield and Kirby Avenue Primary School, in Doncaster were among 10 schools across England chosen to host DfE funded ‘Phonics Roadshow’ events. The events aimed to share best practice in the teaching of phonics and early reading with neighbouring schools.

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EEF funds a Read Write Inc. effectiveness study

EEF funds a Read Write Inc. effectiveness study

The Education Endowment Foundation are funding an effectiveness study using our Phonics and Fresh Start programmes.

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Outstanding Barnsley school sees an upward trend in results since implementing Read Write Inc. Phonics

Outstanding Barnsley school sees an upward trend in results since implementing Read Write Inc. Phonics

Mapplewell Primary School in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, were first trained in Read Write Inc. Phonics in 2011. They have witnessed a positive impact on their pupils' reading skills and have seen an impressive upward trend in their KS1 literacy results.

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120,000 more children on track to become excellent readers

120,000 more children on track to become excellent readers

New government figures show that 3 years on from the introduction of the phonics reading check, 120,000 more children are now on track to become excellent readers.

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Read Write Inc. Phonics Summer Holiday Training

Read Write Inc. Phonics Summer Holiday Training

Due to high demand, we have scheduled Regional Training for Read Write Inc. Phonics in the summer holidays.

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Learning from London: how to teach all children to read by age 6

Learning from London: how to teach all children to read by age 6

Over the past ten years, TFA alumni, Colleen Somich, has witnessed a seismic shift in UK education policy: systematic phonics are in. As Consultant Trainer across 50 schools, Colleen sees all children, regardless of socioeconomic background, learning to read with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Here, she looks at the impact of the programme across a London charter network and shares her plans to find Pioneer Schools in New York City.

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Competition Extension: Regional Sound Pronunciation Guide

Competition Extension: Regional Sound Pronunciation Guide

We have extended the deadline of our Regional Sound Pronunciation Guide competition until the end of the summer term.

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Nick Gibb speaks about the importance of phonics

Nick Gibb speaks about the importance of phonics

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Reform, recently gave a speech on the importance of phonics at the Reading Reform Foundation Conference.

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Case Study: London Borough of Newham

Case Study: London Borough of Newham

Newham is one of London’s most deprived boroughs. In 2006, Newham’s score for achieving Level 2+ at Key Stage 1 was 78% - six percentage points below the national average. In 2007, 18 out of 67 Newham schools adopted Ruth’s synthetic phonics programme.

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Case Study: Ark Academy Network

Case Study: Ark Academy Network

Ark is one of the country’s top-performing academy networks. They run 31 schools in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Hastings, including 14 primaries and five all-through schools. Ark aims to create schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue a career of their choice.

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Nick Gibb: There’s no excuse for kids leaving primary school unable to read

Nick Gibb: There’s no excuse for kids leaving primary school unable to read

Nick Gibb outlines the rationale and success of the phonics screening check in a recent article for The Guardian. He draws attention to Newham, a Local Authority that uses Read Write Inc. Phonics in many of its schools.

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Ruth Miskin Training goes to Sierra Leone

Ruth Miskin Training goes to Sierra Leone

Ruth Miskin Trainer for the South East, Siobhan Whalley, spent her Summer break in Sierra Leone training teachers.

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Department for Education phonics screening check guide

Department for Education phonics screening check guide

Download the DfE's administrator guide.

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Model School news

Model School news

Find out more about our Model Schools and the success they're having with Read Write Inc.

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Research findings - the 'Reading Divide'

Research findings - the 'Reading Divide'

A nationwide reading habits study reveals worrying indications that the UK is divided in two.

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Read Write Inc. model school sees rapid success

Read Write Inc. model school sees rapid success

Pupils at Abercerdin Primary School have made rapid progress since Read Write Inc. was implemented less than 18 months ago.

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Grammar training - know the rules, inspire your writers

Grammar training - know the rules, inspire your writers

This training will give you the knowledge to teach the National Curriculum grammar to any age group.

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Read Write Inc. model school rated outstanding

Read Write Inc. model school rated outstanding

Five years ago Wistaston Green in Crewe was the eighth worst school in the country, now Ofsted has ruled it is outstanding in every aspect.

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ARK Conway is first free school to get an 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

ARK Conway is first free school to get an 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

This Read Write Inc. school’s success is celebrated with an article recognising their achievements in the Evening Standard.

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Read Write Inc. Development day rated outstanding by the DfE

Read Write Inc. Development day rated outstanding by the DfE

Our in school development day was recently graded as outstanding by the DfE.

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Crays Hill Primary in Essex, graded good by Ofsted, features on ITV

Crays Hill Primary in Essex, graded good by Ofsted, features on ITV

At Crays Hill Primary School in Essex staff teach literacy by ability, not age. It's a method praised by Ofsted who have rated the school 'good' in every category, with much of the teaching 'outstanding.'

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School in special measures making fast progress - say Ofsted

School in special measures making fast progress - say Ofsted

Clare Fletcher, Headteacher of North Walsham Junior School explains: "When I started in September I knew we needed to turn things around very quickly and, based upon strong evidence and research about what works, it was easy to convince the Governing Body to invest in the Read Write Inc. and Maths Makes Sense programmes.  That decision was clearly the right one and the pupils are already reaping the benefits."

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Reading by six: how the best schools do it (Ofsted)

This report draws from the practice of twelve outstanding schools in different parts of England to illuminate what works in teaching children to read. Seven of the schools featured use Read Write Inc. Phonics.

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Early bird catches the words

Early bird catches the words

Read Ruth Miskin's recent article for SEN Magazine. Ruth looks at what schools need to do to ensure all children both learn to read and keep reading.

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What Reading Does for the Mind

Research by Anne E. Cunningham and Keith E. Stanovich reveals how vital it is that children have a successful early start in reading and why all children, regardless of their achievement levels, should be given as many reading experiences as possible.

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