Our mission is to teach every child to read and write, and to keep them reading. No exceptions.

Our core mission is to galvanise headteachers and teachers to:

  1. put the teaching of reading at the heart of their schools and ensure teachers have the knowledge and determination to teach every child, regardless of age, background or need

  2. choose the best books to read aloud so children might read them for themselves 

  3. place literature as a central pillar in establishing children’s identity, their place in the world and their understanding of their responsibilities and rights in relation to others.

Ruth Miskin Training provides training and support for schools using Read Write Inc.

We aim for every school to have:

  • strong leadership in the teaching of reading
  • teachers with the knowledge and skills to teach every child to read and write
  • a culture of coaching and practice.

For every child, regardless of age, background or need, learns to:

  • read accurately and fluently, and develop a love of reading
  • spell, handwrite and develop their ideas for writing
  • articulate their understanding and practise what they have been taught.

About Ruth Miskin

Have you ever failed to teach a child to read? I have.

As a Reception teacher, I failed a few children every year – and it wasn’t a great feeling. My failure gave me the reading bug. It made me obsess over finding a way that would work for every child. I tried different methods and schemes in five different schools, but it was only when I became a Headteacher that I had the time to trial and research the most effective methods. Twenty-five years ago – first in Leeds and then in Tower Hamlets – I took my first steps towards creating Read Write Inc. But it wasn’t just about finding the right system. As you’ll know, children learn to read more easily when they enjoy it. I loved teaching reading so they loved learning – enthusiasm is catching. I was passionate about their progress. And, as a Head, I needed all the teachers to feel the same as me. Children feel our passion for them – they know when we’re on their side. They know when we will stick with them until they succeed. Every school needs teachers who are passionate about getting children to read – teachers who will take up the challenge of getting every child to read. You!

Be prepared – the first year of teaching Read Write Inc. is the hardest, while you learn the new systems. However, by the second year, you will have the confidence to teach any child to read and write.

I hope you will love teaching Read Write Inc. Phonics and share my passion for teaching children to read and write.

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