Ruth Miskin CBE
History of Read Write Inc.
I created the programme Read Write Inc. in 2002 (then known as RML). I worked with a small group of people in writing, illustrating and developing it, as well as providing training and essential administration.
In 2006 we went into partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP). It took over the copyright of resources, and assumed responsibility for editing and publishing all Read Write Inc. materials.
We continued to be responsible for all the training, and renamed the organisation Ruth Miskin Training. We now have 120 trainers, as well as dedicated teams for training, development, bookings, filming, and software and IT.
We continue to work with OUP to keep Read Write Inc. resources up to date and to create new ones to improve children’s reading. Year by year, the programme is more effective.
2005: Read Write Inc. (then RML) featured in three Newsnight reports into reading
2005: Ruth contributed to the Rose Report: an independent Review into the teaching of reading
2006: Read Write Inc. featured on Channel 4’s Last Chance Kids
2010: Read Write Inc. schools featured in Reading by Six, Ofsted report
2011: Ruth awarded an OBE for services to Education
2013: Ruth became a member of the National Curriculum panel
2014: Ruth took part in the Independent Review of Key Stage 2 assessment and accountability
2018: 20/ 34 schools using Read Write Inc. were selected to become English Hubs
2019: Ruth Miskin Training won the DfE bid to run the English Hubs Training Centre and train the English Hub literacy specialists
2019: Ruth was awarded a CBE for services to reading
2019: 520 English hubs’ partner schools chose Read Write Inc. Phonics to teach reading
2019: Ruth Miskin Training won the bid to train and support 100 Liverpool schools
2020: RMT launched a new online subscription
2021: Read Write Inc. Phonics was revalidated as a complete Systematic Synthetic Phonics programme by the DfE
2021: Read Write Inc. Fresh Start won the Teach Secondary Award in the SEND category in 2021
2021: Ruth contributed to the DfE Reading Framework
2022: Over 4000 schools have adopted the RMT Phonic training and support package
2022: 56 multi-academy trusts adopted the RMT MAT data-driven support package