Training

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Phonics training packages and costs

Before completing the form below, please read and select the package you require above.

New schools, please complete this form.

To renew a training package (including online subscription) please complete this form.

Existing schools* without a training package and online subscription please complete this form*had whole school training within the last 3 years.

Multi Academy Trusts interested in special MAT training packages, please complete this form.

Resources
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Please email admin@ruthmiskin.com 

Resources overview
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Face-to-face training

Our face-to-face training, development days and remote progress meetings motivate staff to work together to get every child reading. 

Online training package 

Our online subscription means that children can make faster progress – every day.
We keep you up to date with our latest improvements - films are added to the portal throughout the year.

Bite-size training films
  • Plan and practice the next day’s lesson at all stages of the programme
  • Practise tutoring your slowest progress readers – including children with SEND
  • Create training pathways that match individual staff training needs
  • Use Fresh Start training to support struggling readers in Years 5 and 6
  • Train new staff – avoid the cost and wait for regional training
Virtual Classroom films
  • Use during lessons to assess children’s progress and improve teaching
  • Give children extra individual practice 
  • Continue lessons even when a supply teacher is taking the class
  • Send home the lessons you have taught each week
In-action films
  • Watch experienced Read Write Inc. teachers teach every activity using our behaviour strategies

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions on the Online Training Subscription.

See list of Phonics training packages

30 min Subscription Taster Sessions

Explore the Online Training Subscription with a Consultant Trainer in one of our free 30 minute Zoom sessions. Learn how year round access to a wealth of content provides invaluable support to teachers and helps get every child reading. Attendance by Headteachers, Senior Leadership and Key Stage Literacy Leads is recommended. Book using the links below. 

Friday 15th October – 11:00

Tuesday 19th October – 14:00

How is Read Write Inc. Phonics organised?

4 to 8-year-old children

1 hour a day

Taught by teachers and TAs

4 to 30 grouped according to progress

Half-termly assessments

Reading

Children learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes.

They experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.

Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice.

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Writing

The children write every day, rehearsing out loud what they want to say, before spelling the words using the graphemes and ‘tricky’ words they know.

They practise handwriting every day: sitting at a table comfortably, they learn correct letter formation and how to join letters speedily and legibly.

Children’s composition (ideas, vocabulary and grammar) is developed by drawing on their own experiences and talking about the stories they read.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is aligned to the
English National Curriculum

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Online Training Subscription

What are the benefits of the Blended Training Package?

- Staff can access all our latest training films – more are added to the subscription throughout the year
- Schools can start online training at any time (they don’t need to wait until their next INSET day)
- All staff can access training throughout the year in bite-size chunks to practise, revisit and prepare for teaching new groups
- Schools can send home the right YouTube films matched to the sounds they are learning in school

Our school already uses Read Write Inc., do we need to book support from trainers?

Yes. Trainers make the biggest difference to children’s progress, even in our very established schools. We do, however, offer a reduced package that includes the Online Training subscription with a one-hour remote session – to help you make the best use of the films – and one (or more) Development Days.

Can the Virtual Classroom (i.e. YouTube lesson films) be booked on its own?

No. Our Virtual Classroom is one part of the Online Training subscription. Read Write Inc. Phonics is a full comprehensive literacy programme: its strength lies in its application of our phonics lessons to reading and writing. To make the Virtual Classroom films available separately would be like selling a car with an ignition and no engine!

I am a parent/carer, what support can I access?

Please visit this page for more information about the support we offer parents and carers.

We are an international school – can we book the Blended Training package?

Yes – international schools can book the Blended Training package. Please visit this page or contact admin@ruthmiskin.com for more information.

If we opt for the Blended Training Package with the Online Training Subscription, do we still need a face-to-face training day?

This depends on how familiar your school is with Read Write Inc. We do recommend that new schools book at least one face-to-face training day.

Our trainers are skilled at galvanizing leaders and teachers to put the teaching of reading at the heart of the school. They also set up the necessary habits for practice and coaching.

Is the Blended Training package (including the Online Training Subscription) suitable for schools with SEND children?

Yes. The trainer will discuss tailoring activities to meet the needs of all children. The subscription comes with access to Special School practice films, and schools can also choose to book a bespoke face-to-face training day.

Is there any difference in content between the 2-day face-to-face Phonics training and the online training?

There is no difference. The subscription includes both Day 1 (Speed Sounds lessons) and Day 2 (Storybook lessons) of training, plus additional films for continued professional development. 

Frequently asked questions

What is the training content and timings?

Day 1 content:

  • Speed Sounds Set 1
  • Word Time Lessons - reading and spelling
  • Speed Sounds Sets 2 and 3
  • Senior Leadership Team meeting (assessment, grouping, implementation and support)

Timings: 9am to 3.45pm

Day 2 content:

  • Reading activities – reading to build accuracy, speed and comprehension
  • Writing activities – spelling words, writing sentences and writing composition
  • Read Write Inc. Phonics timetables

Timings: 9am to 3.30pm

Which children is Read Write Inc. Phonics for?

The programme is designed for Reception to Year 2 children as the main EYFS and KS1 early reading programme and can be taught as an intervention for children in Years 3 and 4. Read Write Inc. Fresh Start is our phonics programme with more age appropriate resources for older children in Years 5,6,7 and 8.

Who is the training suitable for?

Training is suitable for any member of staff who will be teaching, or leading the teaching of, Read Write Inc. Phonics from Reception to Year 6, including the Senior Leadership Team, teachers, and teaching assistants.

What is the difference between Read Write Inc. Phonics and Read Write Inc. Phonics for Nursery?

Both trainings are based on our Read Write Inc. Phonics programme and include the same teaching principles. 

Our standard Read Write Inc. Phonics training is suitable for those teaching Reception to Year 4.

Phonics for Nursery training is a version of the Phonics training suitable for Nursery staff. It teaches Set 1 Sounds and how to blend sounds to read words but does not teach the reading or writing activities. Please see the training content for Nursery for more information. There is a separate Phonics for Nursery handbook and simple resources.

How many people can be trained in my school?

In-school Training is for up to 45 members of staff. If you need to train more than this, please book more than one trainer. For individual staff members, or groups of fewer than 10, you may want to book onto Regional Training.

Is Phonics appropriate for SEN schools?

Read Write Inc. Phonics is appropriate for special schools or SEN units in mainstream schools. There is no difference in the resources, but the training videos are filmed in SEN schools, and the trainer will discuss tailoring activities to meet the needs of all students.

Is the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme appropriate for teaching EAL children?

Children learning English as an additional language make speedy progress when learning to read with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Ruth developed the programme at a school where all children were second language learners. Children are grouped according to their reading progress and re-assessed every half term – they learn sounds and practise reading every day at exactly the right level.

I like to be creative when I’m teaching – is RWI Phonics prescriptive?

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a structured programme – designed to ensure all children learn to read accurately and fluently. Comprehensive planning is provided for teachers so they can channel their energy and creativity into teaching fun and engaging lessons.

Does this programme link to the National Curriculum?

Yes, Read Write Inc. Phonics is fully matched to the National Curriculum and new EYFS Framework. Alongside teaching the programme, teachers read poetry and stories to their children every day too.

 

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