2. About Phonics training and support

2. About Phonics training and support

Ruth Miskin’s training team

Our 120 trainers have a strong track record working in senior positions in schools. When they join Ruth Miskin Training, they undergo a term’s rigorous training with our top trainer team. This includes the teaching of reading, writing and language development.

Our training packages help you achieve sustained long-term success for all children. Details are provided below.

The training packages

Two-year new school package includes 1, 2, 3 and 4 below.

For trusts, please see booking enquiries.

One-year renewal package includes 3 and 4.

  1. In-school training 
  2. Six-day face-to-face leadership course
  3. Online training subscription
  4. In-school development days

Remote progress meetings are also available.

View the costs here.

1. In-school training day

Whole school face-to-face training raises teachers’ expectations of all children and shows teachers how to start teaching Read Write Inc. immediately.

The trainer shows your staff how to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics and the processes that underpin learning to read and write. All staff need to attend this training, so it is likely to need a closure day. 

2. Six days leadership training course

The six days of leadership training ensure you make the most of your investment in Read Write Inc.  

Leadership courses are at regional venues across the country. Days 2 to 6 are non-consecutive and can be taken over two years.

New schools need to book Day 1 with the office team, so they know when to activate the online subscription, and to confirm that the headteacher will be attending. The order of Days 2 and 6 is recommended below, but not essential. To contact our team, please complete our booking enquiry form.

Days 2 to 6 should be booked here.

Renewing schools may book courses in any order here.

The reading leader will need to be accompanied on each course by the person listed below, so they can decide actions together during the training.

Day 1: Build an expert team Headteacher
Reading leader
Prepare for immediate implementation using assessment, practice and coaching.
Online subscription activated
Day 2: Make a strong start in reception Reading leader
Reception teacher
Accelerate children’s first term in reception
Day 3: Fast Track Tutoring Reading leader
Lead tutor
Identify and teach children who need the most support
Day 4: From sounds to stories Reading leader
Reception/ Year 1 teacher
Accelerate children’s progress from sound-blending to reading short stories
Day 5:  Phonics screening check  Reading leaders and Year 1 teacher Use assessment data to provide additional practice
Day 6: Fluent readers Reading leader
Year 2 teacher
Support children’s fluency as they move through the phonics programme and beyond

Thank you for championing children's reading, encouraging us to 'up our game' to make sure the more vulnerable pupils aren't left behind. Your programme enables us to do this.”

Charlotte Hickerton

Local Leader of Education and Headteacher of St Peter at Gowts Primary school

3. Online training subscription

We have the most comprehensive online subscription for the teaching of reading – films are continually added and early ones updated.

It includes, currently, over 850 films to help teachers teach phonics and fluency, and also training for Read Write Inc. Spelling, Fresh Start, Comprehension and Phonics for Nurseries.

Resources and training for Talk through stories, a new programme, is also included. It has been created by Ruth Miskin to develop children’s spoken language.

The online subscription provides customised pathways for every member of staff to continue their own professional development after face-to-face training.

The online subscription is activated one week before the headteacher and reading leader attend the first day of the six-day face-to-face leadership course. (See 3. below)

The Phonic element of the online subscription includes:

Bite-sized training 

Reading leaders can provide further training for staff

 

In-action films in the classroom 

 

Teachers can watch experienced teachers in lessons.

Virtual classroom 

 

Staff can practise the next day’s lessons.

Children can join in with phonic lessons at home.

Bite-sized online training for Fast Track Tutoring and in-action films

Tutors learn how to support children making slower progress, including those who have SEND.

4. In-school development days

The trainer works with the reading leader, headteacher and staff while the school is open, focusing on children who need extra support.

We recommend that schools requiring improvement book additional days’ support in the first year.

Data

Analyse current data and decide next steps 

 

Tutoring

Implement daily one-to-one tuition

 

Practice and coaching

Accelerate teaching expertise  

 

Virtual classroom

Make the most of online training pathways for coaching individual staff 

 

5. Remote progress meetings

The hour-long remote progress meetings are with the reading leader and headteacher, held via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  

Using your assessment data downloaded to the School Portal, we discuss the progress data, decide the next steps for children who are receiving tutoring, and plan staff practice and coaching. 

Ruth Miskin’s training team

Our 120 trainers have a strong track record working in senior positions in schools. When they join Ruth Miskin Training, they undergo a term’s rigorous training with our top trainer team. This includes the teaching of reading, writing and language development.

Our training packages help you achieve sustained long-term success for all children. Details are provided below.

The training packages

Two-year new school package includes 1, 2, 3 and 4 below.

For trusts, please see booking enquiries.

One-year renewal package includes 3 and 4.

  1. In-school training 
  2. Six-day face-to-face leadership course
  3. Online training subscription
  4. In-school development days

Remote progress meetings are also available.

View the costs here.

1. In-school training day

Whole school face-to-face training raises teachers’ expectations of all children and shows teachers how to start teaching Read Write Inc. immediately.

The trainer shows your staff how to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics and the processes that underpin learning to read and write. All staff need to attend this training, so it is likely to need a closure day. 

2. Six days leadership training course

The six days of leadership training ensure you make the most of your investment in Read Write Inc.  

Leadership courses are at regional venues across the country. Days 2 to 6 are non-consecutive and can be taken over two years.

New schools need to book Day 1 with the office team, so they know when to activate the online subscription, and to confirm that the headteacher will be attending. The order of Days 2 and 6 is recommended below, but not essential. To contact our team, please complete our booking enquiry form.

Days 2 to 6 should be booked here.

Renewing schools may book courses in any order here.

The reading leader will need to be accompanied on each course by the person listed below, so they can decide actions together during the training.

Day 1: Build an expert team Headteacher
Reading leader
Prepare for immediate implementation using assessment, practice and coaching.
Online subscription activated
Day 2: Make a strong start in reception Reading leader
Reception teacher
Accelerate children’s first term in reception
Day 3: Fast Track Tutoring Reading leader
Lead tutor
Identify and teach children who need the most support
Day 4: From sounds to stories Reading leader
Reception/ Year 1 teacher
Accelerate children’s progress from sound-blending to reading short stories
Day 5:  Phonics screening check  Reading leaders and Year 1 teacher Use assessment data to provide additional practice
Day 6: Fluent readers Reading leader
Year 2 teacher
Support children’s fluency as they move through the phonics programme and beyond

Thank you for championing children's reading, encouraging us to 'up our game' to make sure the more vulnerable pupils aren't left behind. Your programme enables us to do this.”

Charlotte Hickerton

Local Leader of Education and Headteacher of St Peter at Gowts Primary school

3. Online training subscription

We have the most comprehensive online subscription for the teaching of reading – films are continually added and early ones updated.

It includes, currently, over 850 films to help teachers teach phonics and fluency, and also training for Read Write Inc. Spelling, Fresh Start, Comprehension and Phonics for Nurseries.

Resources and training for Talk through stories, a new programme, is also included. It has been created by Ruth Miskin to develop children’s spoken language.

The online subscription provides customised pathways for every member of staff to continue their own professional development after face-to-face training.

The online subscription is activated one week before the headteacher and reading leader attend the first day of the six-day face-to-face leadership course. (See 3. below)

The Phonic element of the online subscription includes:

Bite-sized training 

Reading leaders can provide further training for staff

 

In-action films in the classroom 

 

Teachers can watch experienced teachers in lessons.

Virtual classroom 

 

Staff can practise the next day’s lessons.

Children can join in with phonic lessons at home.

Bite-sized online training for Fast Track Tutoring and in-action films

Tutors learn how to support children making slower progress, including those who have SEND.

4. In-school development days

The trainer works with the reading leader, headteacher and staff while the school is open, focusing on children who need extra support.

We recommend that schools requiring improvement book additional days’ support in the first year.

Data

Analyse current data and decide next steps 

 

Tutoring

Implement daily one-to-one tuition

 

Practice and coaching

Accelerate teaching expertise  

 

Virtual classroom

Make the most of online training pathways for coaching individual staff 

 

5. Remote progress meetings

The hour-long remote progress meetings are with the reading leader and headteacher, held via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  

Using your assessment data downloaded to the School Portal, we discuss the progress data, decide the next steps for children who are receiving tutoring, and plan staff practice and coaching. 

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