Ruth Miskin

Ruth Miskin is one of the UK’s leading authorities on teaching children to read. She has many years' experience as a head teacher, teacher trainer and consultant in phonics and literacy, working with primary and secondary schools throughout the UK.

Her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets convinced her that when headteachers put reading at the heart of their schools they change everything. Their children learn to read quickly, get the reading habit early, learn to love reading and are successful at school.
Ruth has been an adviser to the Government on many aspects of literacy teaching since 1997, from the early stages of the National Literacy Strategy to the Rose Review into the teaching of reading, the National Curriculum Review Committee and Lord Bew’s SATs Review Committee.

Her work has been featured both by Newsnight on BBC1 and Dispatches on Channel 4.

Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to Education in 2011.

Mel Erwin

Director

Mel, Ruth's deputy and the Director of Ruth Miskin Training, began her teaching career as a Nursery teacher in Tower Hamlets.
She worked closely with Ruth during the development of Read Write Inc. Phonics and now runs our organisation from our offices in London.
She is always looking out for dynamic, experienced reading leaders who are interested in finding out about a career with Ruth Miskin Training.

Davina Owen

Assistant Director

Davina has been teaching for 35 years and was awarded Primary Teacher of the Year 2001. Prior to working for Ruth Miskin, Davina worked as a Primary Literacy Consultant for Leicestershire, having spent several years as an Advanced Skills Teacher specialising in literacy and teaching and learning strategies.

Davina joined the Ruth Miskin team as a trainer in 2007 and became Head of Training in June 2011. She is now Assistant Director.

Colleen Somich

Head of Training America

Colleen is committed to every child learning to read and write by six - despite background, language, or need.

Your school’s unique context matters. Colleen listens to your goals; delivers responsive, engaging training and supports thoughtful implementation of Read Write Inc. She has successfully trained hundreds of elementary schools across Australia, England, Mexico, Scotland, United Arab Emeritus and the United States of America to outstanding outcomes for children.

With a decade of teaching experience, Colleen began her career as an elementary teacher in Saint Louis, MO. Teach For America recognized her classroom’s significant academic progress as a Sue Lehmann Award finalist. After, she continued serving in Brooklyn, NY as a teacher and Dean. In the UK, Colleen led as Assistant Principal at an Ofsted-Rated Outstanding charter school before joining Ruth Miskin Training as a consultant trainer. Now, she is the Head of Training America, based in New York City.

In her free time, she loves to travel and enjoys the company of family, friends, and Lincoln, her pup.

Ceri Brinkworth

Training Development Leader

Ceri was an experienced and passionate Read Write Inc. teacher and reading leader. Her teaching was graded outstanding by Estyn. She taught Read Write Inc. throughout her career, modelling lessons and training staff. Having jointly led a school in Monmouthshire to model school status, she then led the implementation of the Read Write Inc. programme in a school in Caerphilly with great success, before becoming a full-time trainer. She now works on developing training and training trainers.

Shona Gleave

Business Manager

Shona has worked with Ruth as Business Manager for nearly 8 years, having previously worked in the Read Write Inc. team at Oxford University Press. Her role includes managing our current projects with Academy chains, Local Authorities and school alliances. Shona is the first point of contact for ITE training for universities, SCITTs and other providers, and is responsible for arranging all of our international trainings.

Natalie Boon

Head of Creative Projects

Before coming to Ruth Miskin Training, Natalie worked as an Assistant Headteacher in Hackney. She taught across Key Stage 2, predominantly in Year 6, and has experience teaching Fresh Start.

Prior to teaching, Natalie worked in Marketing and Communications for a FTSE 100 company. Natalie now manages website content, the Facebook page, the newsletter and the company's marketing strategy.

Nina Coglin

Head of Operations

Nina works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as Head of Operations. She helps to run the organisation on a day-to-day basis and keeps our beautiful building functioning. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, Nina can advise schools and individuals on their training needs. She helps LAs, school groups and academy chains arrange a joined up approach to RWI training and support.

Richard Hartley

Lead Software Engineer

Richard works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as a Lead Software Engineer, leading the tech team. He is responsible for developing and maintaining our online and internal systems, websites and technologies. Richard works closely with the team at head office to ensure that the web systems are running smoothly and is the first port of call for tech support.

Elly Taylor

Film Project Manager

Elly trains, coaches and manages the Model Teacher team. She works closely with them to film activities and produce video resources for trainings and the School Portal. She also works with parents to make Parent Films for the Ruth Miskin Training website, and create clips for our social media pages.

Elly was a Consultant Trainer for two years before starting in this role, and prior to that was a secondary school English Teacher and primary school teacher in inner London.

Olivia Bennett

Training Coordinator

Olivia works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as a Training Coordinator. She arranges in-school training, and is the first port of call for any school that contacts the office. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, Olivia can advise schools and individuals on their training needs. Olivia also arranges training for international schools across the globe.

Gabriel Cramer

Marketing Coordinator

Gabriel works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as the Marketing Coordinator. He prepares copy for marketing campaigns, organises Free Events and liaises with other members of the team to provide content for the website and newsletter.

Alexis de Kock

Data and Research Analyst

Alexis is our Data and Research Analyst and works closely with our training development team and communications department.

She provides data analysis and reports to help with strategy and progress. She also works on research project ideas to provide empirical evidence for our programmes.

Maja Marimla

Regional Training Coordinator

Maja works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as our Regional Training Coordinator. She arranges training in venues across England and Wales for individuals and small groups. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, Maja can advise schools and individuals on their training needs.

Vivian Meza

Training Ops Manager

Vivian works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as Training Ops Manager, leading the team of Training Coordinators. Viv also books in-school and regional training, and is the first port of call for any school that contacts the office. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, she can advise schools and individuals on their training needs.

Sarah Nightingale

Software Engineer

Sarah works in the London head office on our Technology team as a Software Engineer. She is responsible for developing and maintaining our online and internal systems, websites and technologies. Sarah is also on hand to provide support and assistance to our team of regional trainers.

Sarah Richards

Training Coordinator

Sarah works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as a Training Coordinator. She arranges in-school training, and is the first port of call for any school that contacts the office. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, Sarah can advise schools and individuals on their training needs.

Vivek Santhirababu

Software Engineer

Vivek works in the London head office on our Technology team as a Software Engineer. He is responsible for developing and maintaining our online and internal systems, websites and technologies. Vivek is also on hand to provide support and assistance to our team of regional trainers.

Lauren Skinner

Communications Coordinator

Lauren works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as Communications Coordinator. She designs and coordinates our flyers, brochures and training and marketing materials and managing digital marketing campaigns. She is also in charge of coordinating our various social media channels and maintaining our website.

Victoria Steenson

Programme Coordinator

Victoria is our Programme Coordinator. She carries out administration and coordination tasks that help to improve our training. She assists in making sure all trainers have the most up-to-date training information, and plans induction schedules for new trainers.

Isla Tyrrell

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Isla works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as a Marketing and Communications Assistant. She works alongside Lauren and Gabriel, contributing content to our social media channels and helping to coordinate our free Read Write Inc. events all around the country.

Rhianwen Ashford

Consultant Trainer

Rhianwen has taught across the primary age range from Reception to Year 4. She introduced and led the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme in her school in Swansea with great success. After one year of using the programme, 97% of pupils achieved at least the expected level in Language, Literacy and Communication skills by the end of Foundation Phase (Y2), putting them in the top quartile of schools. Rhianwen is extremely passionate about the programme and is keen to share her enthusiasm with others.

Sinead Belcher

Consultant Trainer

Sinead has had 20 years teaching experience across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Before joining Ruth Miskin Training she was a reading leader in an outstanding school in the London borough of Newham. Sinead supported colleagues within her school to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics confidently and effectively to enormous success.

Sinead is extremely passionate about every child learning to read and write to their full potential and having seen the impact of the programme in her school, Sinead is keen to share her expertise and enthusiasm with others.

Sue Boshell

Consultant Trainer

Sue has been teaching for 12 years and has extensive experience of teaching literacy and phonics throughout the primary age range. She has taught in a range of settings from small village schools to schools in more challenging circumstances with high mobility, high numbers of EAL pupils and special needs.

Prior to becoming a full time Read Write Inc. trainer Sue was the literacy leader of a model school in Northampton, guiding the school to model status within 12 months of starting the programme. She has been graded as an outstanding teacher by Ofsted. Sue leads the team of trainers in the Midlands.

Ian Bristo

Consultant Trainer

Before joining Read Write Inc. as a trainer, Ian worked in a variety of roles across Key Stage 1 and 2 in outstanding schools in Hackney, London. Often using his BMus in Music to ensure enjoyable and creative experiences for children, he found the RWI programme engaging and motivating, excelling in its practices. Ian is excited to share his enthusiasm and passion to help inspire and support schools in implementing these practices effectively, ensuring every child learns to read.

Ian is a full time consultant trainer for the East of England, based in Suffolk.

Ruth Broadhead

Consultant Trainer

Ruth was the Reading Leader at a high-profile school in Walsall for several years, where she was responsible for monitoring and delivering the programme to the highest standards.

She is incredibly passionate about children being successful and enjoying learning to read and write, and now works as a trainer to bring her passion and enthusiasm to others.

Nick Cannon

Consultant Trainer

Nick taught in Hackney for 20 years before joining Ruth Miskin Training. For ten of these he was a deputy head and acting head with responsibility for literacy and assessment, and was graded as Outstanding by OFSTED, as were the schools he worked in. Over the years he has devised creative curricula for schools and has written education programmes for the National Theatre. Nick has spoken at conferences around the country about the role of creativity and parents in education. He is passionate about empowering children with the skills to develop their creativity, especially through reading and writing, and is therefore excited to become a Literacy and Language trainer.

Gareth Carlson-James

Consultant Trainer

Gareth has more than ten years’ experience teaching across the primary age range in schools in both England and Wales. He was most recently deputy headteacher, SENCO and assessment leader at a school in Reading. As literacy leader, Gareth introduced and managed the full range of Read Write Inc. programmes successfully across the whole school. He is passionate about raising attainment for the most vulnerable learners, having completed postgraduate studies in inclusive education. Gareth is now keen to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with others as a trainer.

Jo Chadwick

Consultant Trainer

Jo is an experienced Primary school teacher having taught for 10 years in inner-city London.
She has had a great deal of experience in teaching Read Write Inc. Phonics and overseeing successful implementation in her school. Jo has had experience of teaching and managing all aspects of the programme and was consistently graded Outstanding when teaching Read Write Inc. lessons. Having seen how motivating the programme is for children and the impact it has on their behaviour, confidence and attainment, Jo is keen to share her enthusiasm and passion for Read Write Inc. with others and to support teachers and schools to reading and writing success!

Jo is a London-based Consultant Trainer.

Emma Chambers

Consultant Trainer

Emma is an experienced primary school teacher. In her previous school she successfully implemented and managed Read Write Inc. Phonics across all Key Stages, supporting colleagues to teach the programme with confidence and expertise. Having seen the significant impact the programme had in her school, Emma is now keen to share her passion and expertise with other schools.

Emma is a full time Consultant Trainer based in Northamptonshire.

Natalie Clayton

Consultant Trainer

Natalie taught in Manchester at one of the first schools to adopt the Read Write Inc. programme, where her teaching was consistently rated as outstanding by Ofsted. She then introduced the programme to the Middle East and was Reading Leader for three years at the highly successful Repton School Dubai, managing a large department of 24 classes on the Read Write Inc. programme, ensuring superb progress and achieving excellent results before returning to England. Natalie has a wealth of experience teaching children with English as an additional language, children with SEN, and gifted and talented children.

Natasha Cox

Consultant Trainer

Natasha is an experienced primary school teacher, having taught for 13 years in South East England across the primary age range.

Natasha implemented Read Write Inc. at her school in Gillingham, Kent, where she has been the Reading Leader for over 3 years. She has experience of managing and teaching all aspects of the programme. She is a passionate advocate of Read Write Inc., having experienced vastly improved SATs results and a huge difference in the children’s attitudes to both reading and writing since implementing the programme at her school.

Jilly Crawford

Consultant Trainer

Jilly taught for 17 years across the primary age range prior to joining Walsall Local Authority as an EYFS consultant, where she was given responsibility for raising standards in speaking and listening. During the three years she led this initiative improvements were described as outstanding. Later she was responsible for early literacy in Walsall, and has worked extensively with Read Write Inc. teachers, managers and headteachers to support the improved implementation of Read Write Inc. in many successful schools.

Louise Crowther

Consultant Trainer

As an experienced teacher Louise has worked in Early Years as well as both KS1 and KS2. Louise first implemented and lead Read Write Inc. successfully in a small village school. 3 years prior to becoming a permanent trainer Louise took on the role of Read Write Inc. and literacy leader in a large primary school in Lincoln. As Early Years Leader and a passionate advocate of Read Write Inc. she was dedicated to ensuring all her children could read from the start.

Read Write Inc. was the best thing that ever happened to my school. It was one of the fundamental elements that took us from a ‘satisfactory’ to a very solid ‘good'. It improved behaviour and had a very positive impact on both the children and staff. I have seen this positive change in many schools that implement the principles of Read Write Inc. and that is why I want to share my passion and enthusiasm with other schools."

Ashlin Crutchlow

Consultant Trainer

Before joining Read Write Inc. as a trainer, Ashlin taught for 8 years. She was the Early Years Leader and Reading Leader in a rapidly expanding primary school in Manchester. Ashlin successfully implemented and managed Read Write Inc. Phonics across all Key Stages, passionately supporting colleagues to teach the programme with confidence and expertise.

“The programme is so motivating for children and staff, the whole school has a certain ‘buzz’ about it when all children are learning to read. When you teach every single child to read, and you see their confidence in their capabilities, you feel very proud.”

Ashlin is keen to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for the programme with others, ensuring that all children learn to read and write with confidence.

Paul Daglish

Consultant Trainer

Paul taught in the North East of England for 8 years before joining Ruth Miskin Training. In 2008 he received a distinction in the National Teaching Awards in the category of 'Outstanding New Teacher'. He was a Deputy Head and later Acting Head Teacher of one of the first schools in the North East to introduce Read Write Inc.
"Read Write Inc. works. The children in my school learned to read sounds speedily and blend extremely well from a young age. They made good progress in reading throughout the school and we were relentless in our approach to make sure every single child left the school a reader. Ofsted praised our approach to the teaching of reading through Read Write Inc. in 2014."
Paul has a great deal of Leadership experience. He is keen to share his knowledge and passion for reading and writing with others.

Heidi Darby

Consultant Trainer

Heidi has over 8 years experience of teaching across the primary phase and is incredibly passionate about early reading skills and ensuring all children learn to read.

She began teaching in Walsall in the West Midlands where she developed her skills of teaching EAL pupils. After her first year of teaching she was asked to become part of the Leadership team and introduced the Read Write Inc. programme at a 3-form entry Infant school. After one year of using the programme the school experienced huge improvements in both their Reading and Writing results, and exceeded national average attainment.

After gaining a wealth of experience teaching in the UK, she moved to the Middle East and was asked to introduce Read Write Inc. to the brand new Repton School, Abu Dhabi. As an international school she taught children from all around the world and witnessed the success of the programme, for every child.

She has since returned back to the UK to work as a Trainer Consultant for the Midlands.

Anna Ellwood

Consultant Trainer

Anna has been a teacher of English for over ten years with experience in both primary and secondary schools. She has also been a training and development consultant working with schools across the country to improve literacy and numeracy. In addition to delivering inspiring and motivating training, Anna developed stimulating age-appropriate resources for the new National Curriculum.

Anna’s passion for literature and belief in the power of reading is conveyed in her enthusiasm in the classroom and commitment to improving children’s literacy.

Amanda Fawcett

Consultant Trainer

Amanda has had 20 years teaching experience across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in the North East of England. Before joining Ruth Miskin Training she was Head teacher in a small school on the outskirts of County Durham. After implementing Read Write Inc. Phonics, the school quickly moved from Requires Improvement to a good OFSTED judgement. Amanda supported colleagues within her school to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics confidently and effectively to enormous success.

Amanda is extremely passionate about ensuring every child learns to read to their full potential and having seen the impact of the programme in her school, Amanda is keen to share her expertise and enthusiasm with others.

Claire Finkel

Consultant Trainer

Claire is an experienced Primary School teacher. As a former Deputy Headteacher, Literacy Leader and reading leader she led her school to Model School Status.

She is a keen advocate for Read Write Inc. as she witnessed how it ensured that every child left her school able to read confidently.

Claire is passionate about children achieving success in reading and writing, she is keen to share her enthusiasm with others.

Keely Fowkes

Consultant Trainer

Keely has taught across the primary age range in schools in both Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Until recently she was a Read Write Inc. teacher and Reading Leader in a Grantham academy, where she implemented and managed Read Write Inc. Phonics across her school. She has been a keen advocate of the programme since introducing it to her school and seeing how it significantly increased the confidence and attainment of all pupils. Keely was consistently graded as Outstanding in lesson observations and is keen to share her passion and enthusiasm for the programme with others.

Lynn Fox

Consultant Trainer

Before joining Ruth Miskin Training, Lynn worked in a variety of roles with a language, literacy and communication focus - including Teacher in the primary age range, Advertising Copywriter, Literacy Leader, Leader of Core Learning and Media Literacy Leader across her local authority.

She is passionate about giving children the tools they need to lead a full and rich life – along with a healthy dose of enthusiasm for the written word.

Lynn firmly believes that reading isn’t just a privilege but a basic human right which enables children – and adults alike – to access the world around them. She feels is not only a pleasure but a duty to make sure they can do so.

Rachel Goulden

Consultant Trainer

Before joining the Read Write Inc. Phonics training team, Rachel has worked as a Primary school teacher in a range of schools in both England and Wales. Rachel was a Read Write Inc. Phonics reading leader at a school in Cardiff. Rachel enjoyed teaching and leading the Phonics programme in her school and witnessed its success. Rachel has a Masters in Education where she focused specifically upon engaging children in both reading and writing to accelerate pupil progress.

Having experienced the huge impact the Read Write Inc. Phonics has had in her previous school, Rachel is extremely keen to share her passion, knowledge and experience with others.

Rachel is now a full-time trainer based in South Wales.

Ruth Gyles Brown

Consultant Trainer

Ruth has been teaching for 8 years across the Early Years and Key Stage 1. Before joining Ruth Miskin Training she was head of Early Years in an outstanding school in Hackney, London.  Ruth passionately supported colleagues within her own school to teach Read Write Inc. with confidence and expertise. Having witnessed the huge impact the programme had in her school, Ruth is keen to share her enthusiasm with others. Ruth is now a full time consultant trainer based in London.

Laura Hanslip

Consultant Trainer

Laura has over 8 years of experience teaching across the primary age range. Prior to joining the company, Laura successfully led and managed Read Write Inc. at her previous school. She passionately supported colleagues to teach the programme with confidence to ensure that all children reached their full potential.

Both Ofsted and the School Inspection Service have graded Laura's teaching as outstanding and she is keen to share her passion, enthusiasm and love of the programme with others.

Laura works as a Consultant Trainer in the Buckinghamshire area.

Helen Harris

Consultant Trainer

Helen has over twenty years experience of teaching from YR to Y6 in a wide range of primary schools, including three years specialist teaching children with SEN. Her lessons have been graded outstanding by Estyn in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Education Authorities.
Helen supported colleagues within her own school to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics confidently and effectively.
She is extremely passionate about children's success in reading and writing and is keen to share her passion and enthusiasm with others.

Amy Hayter

Consultant Trainer

Before joining Read Write Inc. Amy worked as a teacher, KS1 leader and Reading Leader at a Primary school in Kent.

"For me, implementing Read Write Inc. changed our expectations of the children. We learned very quickly what they were capable of, and more importantly, the children learned what they were capable of. I was so proud that we were teaching every single child to read."

Amy is now a full-time Trainer based in the South-East.

Rosie Instone

Consultant Trainer

Rosie has extensive experience of teaching phonics and literacy across the full primary range, working in a wide range of schools in Cheshire and Staffordshire. She is the Reading Leader at Wistaston Green Primary School in Crewe, Cheshire. Rosie has helped the school achieve great success with the programme, having guided them to model status within four months of starting Read Write Inc. Wistaston Green delivers Read Write Inc. with passion to ensure that every child achieves their full potential.

Sarah Johnson

Consultant Trainer

Sarah has over sixteen years’ experience of teaching in primary and infant schools in North Lincolnshire. As a former deputy headteacher, assessment co-ordinator and literacy co-ordinator, Sarah used her leadership skills to implement the Read Write Inc. programme in her school - which gained them model school status in six months.
Sarah has worked tirelessly in her school to support staff and model lessons and now as a trainer wishes to share her expertise and enthusiasm to guide and support other schools.

Angela Jukes

Consultant Trainer

Angela is a keen advocate of the Read Write Inc. programme. As a passionate Reading Leader, she successfully introduced Read Write Inc. Phonics and Fresh Start into her school with excellent results. During this time, she supported and coached her staff to ensure high levels of engagement from all pupils and rapid success in learning to read and write.

As an experienced primary school teacher who worked in London and Hertfordshire, her teaching was consistently graded as outstanding by both her schools and Ofsted.

Now working as a trainer, she wants to share her knowledge and passion with others.

Sarabjit Kaur

Consultant Trainer

Sarabjit has over twenty years’ teaching experience from Nursery to Key Stage 5. She has worked in a range of schools, successfully addressing challenges to help children achieve their potential and meet their academic and personal goals. As assistant headteacher of a 2000-place secondary school, she supported staff through change management and professional development programmes. She is an experienced reading teacher and was involved in setting up Read Write Inc. in a primary school where she went on to manage the programme.

Sarabjit involves all parents and carers in supporting their children with reading. She has worked creatively to encourage families to read together and to support each other in basic literacy skills. She is passionate about supporting and mentoring staff so that they can provide the best possible learning environment for their students - especially the most vulnerable.

Beck King

Consultant Trainer

Beck taught for 17 years across the primary age range in both Kent and North East Lincolnshire. She also spent some time teaching excluded pupils in KS2, 3 and 4, helping with their return to full time education. On her return to primary education she successfully implemented and managed Read Write Inc. across the whole school, witnessing the value of this programme in helping all children to build their confidence and achieve their full potential. She is keen to share her enthusiasm and her dedication with others.

Gaenor Kirkby

Consultant Trainer

Gaenor has been a primary school teacher for over 20 years. She was reading leader in charge of Read Write Inc. at her previous school and was also the reading co-ordinator across a two school federation.
Gaenor is passionate that all children should enjoy reading, and recently designed and set up a brand new school library at her local school to promote the importance and joy of reading to the children and their families.

Katie Lillis

Consultant Trainer

Before joining Read Write Inc. as a trainer, Katie was a full-time teacher and Reading Leader at a successful and expanding academy in Cornwall. She was responsible for managing RWI Phonics across the school, and along with her dedicated team was committed to helping all children learn to read quickly and effectively.

“Year on year, I have seen just how effectively the RWI programme works. The systematic approach and regular assessment ensures that no children fall through the gaps and the lively pace keeps everyone engaged and motivated to learn. As a result, all children are able to achieve the very best possible progress and outcomes,”

Katie is keen to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for the programme with others and is looking forward to building relationships with schools across the South-West.

Nick Locke

Consultant Trainer

Before joining Ruth Miskin Training, Nick was a primary school teacher in Sussex for 8 years. In that time he has taught across the primary age range and led both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

“For me, the power of Read Write Inc. was experiencing whole classes learn to read and write with confidence, including children who had previously found it challenging.”

Nick is keen to share his passion and enthusiasm for reading having seen the impact Read Write Inc. has and the progress children make.

Rebecca Loza

Consultant Trainer

Rebecca is an experienced primary school teacher and has worked in mainstream, independent and special schools. She has particular expertise in teaching and managing the learning of pupils with SEN. Rebecca was a member of the DfE English Expert Panel, helping to write the planning tool for the new English National Curriculum and the end of level descriptors for Key Stages 1 and 2. She is also a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Expert Advisory Group and an SEN Lecturer for trainee teachers. As a reading leader, Rebecca witnessed first hand the enormous positive impact the Read Write Inc. programmes had on all pupils in her school. Rebecca is keen to share her passion and expertise with the schools she supports.

Kirsten Mackie

Consultant Trainer

Kirsten has extensive experience of working in challenging schools and understanding the needs of schools with very difficult circumstances. Kirsten was the Reading Leader at Monteagle Primary School, which was featured in the Channel 4 documentary ‘Last Chance Kids’.

Pauline Maher

Consultant Trainer

Pauline has over 16 years' teaching experience in Birmingham schools. She has been an Early Years Leader, Literacy Co-ordinator and more recently, Reading Leader. Pauline successfully led and taught Read Write Inc. Phonics in a Birmingham primary school where, in the first year of implementation, all Reception children achieved or exceeded progress expectations, with 32% YR reading Orange Storybooks by the end of the year.

Pauline has seen the huge impact of Read Write Inc. Phonics on young children’s literacy and communication skills - "Read Write Inc. transformed listening, attention, focus and independence in my Early Years classroom".

After leading the Phonics programme with great success in her school she is now a consultant trainer. Pauline is passionate about teaching reading, communicating the success of Read Write Inc. and sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Rosie Manning

Consultant Trainer

Prior to joining Ruth Miskin Training as a consultant trainer Rosie was part of a senior leadership team that led a school in Hackney, London from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Outstanding'. She has worked across the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 in a variety of roles including Reading leader, Foundation Stage leader and a Year group leader in Key Stage 1.

Rosie trained as a Primary school teacher in London and has taught Read Write Inc. throughout her career. When Rosie was in her reading leader role, she led the school to model status after 18 months of the programme being implemented at her school. She is fully dedicated to the programme and has treasured experiencing the positive impact that Read Write Inc. Phonics has on children’s ability to learn to read and write. She is passionate and devoted to ensuring that every single child learns to read!

Sarah Pennick

Consultant Trainer

Sarah has taught in primary schools in the Wolverhampton area for over 7 years. Most recently, she was the reading leader at a model school where she enjoyed supporting her colleagues to teach RWI with enthusiasm and efficiency, improving both the pace and performance of  children in completing the programme.

She is now pleased to be able to share her enjoyment of teaching reading and writing with many more people as a consultant trainer for Ruth Miskin Literacy. 

Rhian Phillips

Consultant Trainer

Rhian is an experienced teacher who has valuable knowledge of teaching literacy and phonics throughout primary school. Prior to Ruth Miskin Training, she taught in a range of settings in England and Wales, was consistently graded as an outstanding teacher and was the reading leader at a highly successful Model School. As a consultant trainer, she is passionate about enabling schools to help children learn to read and write and now leads the team of trainers in Wales and the South of England.

Sara Rice-Oxley

Consultant Trainer

Sara has taught in primary schools for ten years, having previously trained and worked as a professional actress performing on stage, TV and radio. Sara’s love for teaching literacy developed from leading numerous drama workshops nationwide and was further enhanced by teaching and leading Read Write Inc. Phonics in her school. Sara's school was graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and as reading leader Sara's lessons were also consistently graded as Outstanding. Having experienced the amazing impact Read Write Inc. Phonics had on the children who would otherwise fall behind in reading, Sara became even more passionate about her role. She subsequently began to work with other teachers and schools using the programme and is now a member of the Ruth Miskin Training team.

Tina Roberts

Consultant Trainer

Tina is an experienced teacher and has worked in a range of settings from KS1 to KS4, including alternative provision and schools for children with special educational needs. Prior to Ruth Miskin Training, Tina was a senior teacher and subject lead at a Model school in Hackney, East London. She successfully taught Read Write Inc. Phonics and supported trainee and newly qualified teachers in developing their knowledge and expertise in the programme.

“I have witnessed first-hand the huge impact the programme has on children’s confidence and attainment. I wholeheartedly believe that Read Write Inc. Phonics can be implemented successfully in any school to teach any child to read.”

Tina recently relocated to Bristol and is looking forward to building strong relationships with schools across Bristol and the South East.

Arlene Rodrigues-Naim

Consultant Trainer

Before joining Ruth Miskin Training Arlene worked as a teacher and subject lead in a North London Primary school. During this time she gained a wealth of experience in teaching children with EAL and SEN as well as those with behavioural needs.

Arlene is experienced in teaching both Read Write Inc. Phonics and the Literacy and Language programmes and has seen first hand, the tremendous impact they have on the confidence, behaviour and achievement of children.

Arlene is passionate about promoting a love of reading for all children. As a consultant trainer, she is keen to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for Read Write Inc. with others and support schools in teaching every child to read and write.

Ann Marie Rutter

Consultant Trainer

Ann Marie has over twenty years of teaching experience working with pupils across the whole of the primary range. She was Assistant Headteacher and the Reading Leader in her most recent school and led them to Model School Status within six months of starting Read Write Inc.

Ann Marie enjoyed working closely with her colleagues, supporting them to teach Read Write Inc. with enthusiasm and passion, ensuring pace and progress in all lessons. She is keen to share her enthusiasm for Read Write Inc. with others and support schools to achieve success in reading and writing!

Kelly Sallis

Consultant Trainer

Kelly is an experienced primary school teacher, having taught for 11 years in schools in the North West of England.

In addition to her work with Ruth Miskin Training, Kelly was until recently the Reading Leader at a successful school in Fleetwood, Lancashire, where she led the teaching of Read Write Inc. for over four years. Kelly has experience of managing and teaching all aspects of the programme, including Phonics, Comprehension, Fresh Start and Get Spelling. Kelly leads the team of trainers in the North.

Her school has had great success with Read Write Inc. and has been graded Outstanding by Ofsted.

Leah Sanders

Consultant Trainer

In addition to her work with Ruth Miskin Training, Leah was until recently deputy headteacher and Reading Leader at a highly successful Read Write Inc. model school in Newham, London. She managed Read Write Inc. at the school for over five years, and has taught every aspect of the programme. The school has had great success with the programme and receives visitors from all over the world to watch the lessons.

Leah was graded as an Outstanding teacher by Ofsted and her local authority. She has recently relocated to Devon.

Cal Tobin

Consultant Trainer

Cal is a trainer in the North West of England. She has over 20 years teaching experience as a teacher and senior leader. Her teaching and leadership of reading have been rated as 'Outstanding' by OFSTED. She has worked as a Visiting Lecturer in ITE whilst leading learning in Key Stage 1 at her most recent school. Cal is passionate about teaching and learning and is keen to share her experience and the successful methods of Read Write Inc. with fellow practitioners to ensure success for every child in school.

Debbie Wilson

Consultant Trainer

Debbie is an experienced primary school teacher. Until recently she was a Key Stage leader, MFL co-ordinator, SENCO, a part of the Senior Leadership team and a Reading Leader. She has been a keen advocate for Read Write Inc. Phonics, witnessing how it significantly increased confidence and attainment. Her teaching was graded outstanding by Ofsted.

Debbie is keen to share her enthusiasm and passion for the programme with others.

Ruth Miskin


Ruth Miskin is one of the UK’s leading authorities on teaching children to read. She has many years' experience as a head teacher, teacher trainer and consultant in phonics and literacy, working with primary and secondary schools throughout the UK.

Her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets convinced her that when headteachers put reading at the heart of their schools they change everything. Their children learn to read quickly, get the reading habit early, learn to love reading and are successful at school.
Ruth has been an adviser to the Government on many aspects of literacy teaching since 1997, from the early stages of the National Literacy Strategy to the Rose Review into the teaching of reading, the National Curriculum Review Committee and Lord Bew’s SATs Review Committee.

Her work has been featured both by Newsnight on BBC1 and Dispatches on Channel 4.

Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to Education in 2011.

Ruth Miskin

Mel Erwin

Davina Owen

Colleen Somich

Ceri Brinkworth

Shona Gleave

Natalie Boon

Nina Coglin

Richard Hartley

Elly Taylor

Olivia Bennett

Gabriel Cramer

Alexis de Kock

Maja Marimla

Vivian Meza

Sarah Nightingale

Sarah Richards

Vivek Santhirababu

Lauren Skinner

Victoria Steenson

Isla Tyrrell

Rhianwen Ashford

Sinead Belcher

Sue Boshell

Ian Bristo

Ruth Broadhead

Nick Cannon

Gareth Carlson-James

Jo Chadwick

Emma Chambers

Natalie Clayton

Natasha Cox

Jilly Crawford

Louise Crowther

Ashlin Crutchlow

Paul Daglish

Heidi Darby

Anna Ellwood

Amanda Fawcett

Claire Finkel

Keely Fowkes

Lynn Fox

Rachel Goulden

Ruth Gyles Brown

Laura Hanslip

Helen Harris

Amy Hayter

Rosie Instone

Sarah Johnson

Angela Jukes

Sarabjit Kaur

Beck King

Gaenor Kirkby

Katie Lillis

Nick Locke

Rebecca Loza

Kirsten Mackie

Pauline Maher

Rosie Manning

Sarah Pennick

Rhian Phillips

Sara Rice-Oxley

Tina Roberts

Arlene Rodrigues-Naim

Ann Marie Rutter

Kelly Sallis

Leah Sanders

Cal Tobin

Debbie Wilson