Full on phonics!
As part of our provision for Schools Direct Students in the Southwark Teaching School Alliance, we offer a supplementary programme of courses. The first of these courses was an introduction to teaching phonics for students.
The course focused on developing students’ phonics subject knowledge and explored a range of activities to support the teaching of phonics throughout Key Stage 1.
Students were also taught how to plan for, and assess, progression through the phonics phases.
This course was led by Ruth Dollner who was Regional Adviser for London on the Communication Language and Literacy Programme which launched ‘Letters and Sounds’.
Feedback from the students:
“I am currently two weeks into my schools direct course and I think this has been an excellent introduction to phonics. I feel much more comfortable surrounding phonics and how / why they’re used.”
“Excellent practical ideas for lessons, clear overview of expectations (progress and assessment).”