I often set teachers homework to come and watch this video.
'Learning from others is so useful.'
In many ways it's exactly what my job is - I spend lots of my working time visiting schools and sharing information about what others are doing that is or isn't working. This video is the lovely Sam Bailey talking at the Reading Reform Foundation Conference in 2015. She explains how she transformed outcomes for children in her first headship at a school requiring improvement and how, in just two terms at her next school (ranked 32nd worst in England on previous results) children's outcomes got on track for equally good, if not better, improvement. She is sure that Synthetic Phonics teaching has played a key part in this.
Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments :-)
Abigail Steel is an Education Consultant for Early Years (EYFS) and Primary (KS1 & 2) Language and Literacy. Her specialist area is Synthetic Phonics.
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