Government’s authoritarian overreach – featuring unaccountability and inhumanity to the children: https://twitter.com/lensiseethrough/status/1665061479761027075 The situation: https://twitter.com/Togetherdec/status/1665599331695751168 In The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/06/05/molly-kingsley-interview-covid-19-government-extremist/
***About vaccines – things to consider…
Perhaps for the very first time for most people, many are asking questions about vaccines – the risk/benefit analysis – that we have never thought to ask in that most people have trusted the medical profession so completely. In fact,
***ESSENTIAL TO WATCH: D. Martin from 13 minutes to 35 minutes “From 1965… Nature was hi-jacked… Science was hi-jacked… Morality was suspended… This is premeditated domestic terrorism…”
I really urge people to watch the section which is David Martin’s talk of an explanation of ‘premeditated domestic terrorism’ – plans from 1965 – the beginning of modifying the naturally occurring common cold to engineer the coronavirus chimera (by
***Is your local Member of Parliament associated with, and/or supportive of, the World Economic Forum and/or the World Health Organisation? If you don’t know, try to find out – ask him or her… I have
It’s clear to see the growing international alarm via Twitter regarding the plans of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Those of us who believe in freedoms and democratic nation states, and truly value them,
***TRUTH BE TOLD rally in London May 13th 2023 – and other ‘Truths’ from Truth-tellers and Truth-seekers…
No matter how much Parliamentarians continue to resist and deny ‘the truth’, the truth will still be told. The longer this goes on – complete denial of any accountability, or refusing to engage in the need for an urgent, transparent,
***Statins and Covid-19 ‘vaccines’ (I hate calling them ‘vaccines’ as the definition was changed in the dictionaries)
This is a long read (via the Tweet below), about statins and covid-19 jab outcomes – but very important – so I wanted to include it on my blog. I was actually watching the BBC News item when Dr Aseem
***The Farmers are in Trouble – The World Economic Forum (WEF) has decided to … ‘Transform Food Systems and Land Use’ …
I’ve already posted videos via Tweets on another thread but I thought it was time to start a fresh thread as this disastrous story unfolds – a development of authoritarian misappropriation of the Dutch Farmers’ land. This is heartbreaking –
***4) MP Andrew Bridgen’s new beginning with the Reclaim Party…
This is an important development that many people have been wondering about – Andrew Bridgen’s next steps. Not only has Andrew declared his move to the Reclaim Party (10th May 2023) after years of being a Conservative, he has also
***Is it safe for pregnant women to take the covid jabs?
Decide for yourself whether officials in the governments and health service should have pressed ahead with covid jabs for pregnant and breastfeeding women: COVID vaccines should not be used in pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies or childrenIt has recently
***Mission of the International Covid Summit 2023: ‘World Freedom Declaration’ – please consider reading (short) and signing in support…
Please do take a look: I've signed. Please read and circulate – and sign if you share these goals: https://t.co/5OR3kE99Z7 — Debbie Hepplewhite (@debbiehepp) May 3, 2023 The covid scenario has led to many people not ‘trusting their governments’. Mistrust
***Author Ben Irvine’s description and analysis of lockdown events in the UK – and the extraordinary role the unions played that Boris Johnson was up against – important information and food for thought
I’ve started reading Ben Irvine’s work and, having lived through the covid lockdowns in the UK, what he has written certainly resonates. I am going to read further – but I’ve read enough to think it’s worth flagging up his
*** 3) What next for Andrew Bridgen MP after the Conservative Party expelled him on 12th April 2023? For the back story see parts 1) and 2)
For simplicity, I’m starting a new post no. 3) featuring Andrew Bridgen’s efforts to raise the issue of covid jab injuries and deaths, and the issue of excess deaths, in Parliament. Andrew has called for suspension of the covid jabs
Our traitorous mainstream media – Tucker Carlson’s stating this reality loud and clear. His short monologue will go down in history as a classic example of the boy in the Naked Emperor story! But when will the tide publicly turn? We’re waiting for the truth to prevail. Others speaking truth to power via this post too.
Andrew Bridgen MP is indeed another boy pointing at the Naked Emperor of the debacle (wilful silence about covid-19 jab harms, deaths, and excess deaths) in the UK Parliament. He is also being vilified by the highest politicians in the
***Pfizer covid jabs for vulnerable babies from 6 months old from June 2023 – are there no limits to the lack of caution of those promoting and enabling this development?
I utterly despair. It seems that the UK Government and the NHS are doubling down on their covid policies to date. I find this so chilling and heartbreaking. How can this be? There are thousands and thousands of jab injured
***What next? ‘Eat your Vaccines: mRNA Gene Therapy is Coming to the Food Supply’
What next one wonders: Eat Your Vaccines: mRNA Gene Therapy Is Coming to the Food Supply THIS MONTH They’ve given up on a needle in every arm. Now they’re coming for what you eat.https://t.co/eiIHmVNll0 — The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox)
***Three year anniversary of the covid lockdowns – time to reflect or move on? What about accountability and inquiry into lockdowns and jab harms? And where did ‘flu’ go?
Dr Clare Craig provides a comprehensive summary/overview for her witness statement for a Covid Public Inquiry: @rejectthegreat1 Hi! the unroll you asked for: https://t.co/GWNnQkunVn Share this if you think it's interesting. 🤖 — Thread Reader App (@threadreaderapp) May 8, 2023
***Another theory about ‘covid’ by Dr. Michael Yeadon – after all, various theories abound! Time might tell (though this is no guarantee) which theory is closer to the reality – or spot on…
Dr. Michael Yeadon is one of those brave individuals who has worked very hard with various warnings about the nature and potential harms of the covid jabs themselves from an early stage in the ‘pandemic’. His warnings are always heartfelt
***Are you an ostrich, a sheep, a blind-faith truster, a ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’ monkey, simply indifferent, complacent, cowardly, courageous, curious – or what? Because some people are working day and night to bring you evidenced information… Do you even care?
A heartfelt and passionate message speaking from the position of working hard to inform, and alert, others – regarding the truth of the global scenario… Some self-reflection is warranted – and probably some appreciation and thanks. Don’t take such ALERTERS
***Crimes of corruption, murder and democide? ‘The Case Against Hancock et al’ – listen to the podcast, read the accompanying information…
See what you think of the statements referencing events in the UK relative to the law provided via the podcast along with the accompanying written information about the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s involvement in ‘vaccine’ promotion. As a minimum
***’MISTAKES WERE NOT MADE – AN ANTHEM FOR JUSTICE’ written by Margaret Anna Alice and read by Dr. Tess Lawrie – the roles of the many participants…
This anthem is not long – please watch, listen and reflect: Please stop what you are doing and give up 4 minutes to respect the deceased and the oppressed. Understand what this is about. Listen. Share. Reflect. #Tyranny @DrJBhattacharya @chrismartenson
***2) Disgraceful absence of parliamentarians when Andrew Bridgen MP raises the issue of covid jab injuries and deaths yet again in the House of Commons (17th March 2023) – high time the UK Parliament was officially disbanded pending a full national, independent inquiry!
Well folks, I am beyond disgusted. Andrew Bridgen speaks to an empty House of Commons on raising again the very, very serious issue of the high numbers of jab injuries and deaths in the UK and beyond: My speech in
***The disgrace of the BBC UNVACCINATED DOCUMENTARY – in fact, the disgrace and betrayal of the BBC
Take a look, read the responses too: BBC UNVACCINATED DOCUMENTARY – With all of the news that’s coming out regarding risks from the C O V I D V A X, I thought I would bring back my greatest achievement:
***The smear campaign against ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine – How many lives has this cost?
This is hugely important information – how many lives could have been saved – those who died from covid and those who were killed by the ‘vaccines’ for covid-19? This information is part of the crime against humanity and everyone
***Jordan Peterson’s video statement: ‘Back Off, Oh Masters of the Universe’ – plus Elon Musk responds to Eva Vlaardingerbroek – “What rules do you want governments to change?” To stop the globalists pernicious take-over of course.
Jordan Peterson shares his analysis of the ‘presumptuous, power-mad, globalist utopians ‘ and the ‘utterly delusional leaders ‘ noting that ‘a clearer statement of totalitarianism inclination could hardly be better penned ‘ … This is an important analysis of the
***Eating Bugs – more indoctrination of our children – and other changes afoot for food production…
Dearie me – I couldn’t not start a thread about this. Imagine these children going out to play and eating the bugs they encounter outside. Is this what you want? I realise little children may always have had a nibble
***’Losing the Habits of Liberty’ – This is serious so what is to be done?
Jeffery Peel writes a short commentary on the situation in the UK featuring developments for GB News – and how these reflect the seriousness of many losses of liberty in the UK these past few years. So, what is to
***Drag Queen story time and various gender identification issues – and how this is affecting the school curriculum which may be hidden from the parents – alarm and outrage is justified
A poem for the times: https://twitter.com/thereclaimparty/status/1659229806523760640 This is not OK: https://twitter.com/debbiehepp/status/1660021711226413056 I’m appealing to headteachers to stop the SRE curriculum immediately. Educators cannot afford to ‘wait’ until perhaps a transparent enquiry is conducted. The clock is ticking whilst damage is
***”The Time for Ignorance is Over…People Need to See the Damage That’s Been Done…This is a Humanitarian Crisis” – Vaccine Injured and Bereaved ignored by the Mainstream Media and the UK Parliament
"The Time for Ignorance is Over" People Need to See the Damage That’s Been Done "This is a Humanitarian Crisis" As the the founder of CoviLeaks, Fiona Hine spearheaded the #TruthBeTold Covid Vaccine Victim Awareness Month campaign in January 2023.
***A very important presentation about the COVID vaccines and their manufacturing standards (the lack thereof) – and shocking information about the criminal cartel responsible for planning the ‘pandemic’ and vaccine regime. Why has the USA Department of Defense (and other countries) plotted against the world’s peoples?
In a nutshell… Our D.O.D. at the Pentagon owns the vaccines that were produced to kill off humanity! pic.twitter.com/1GNXr5uPzT — TeeJay (@TrevorJukes1) February 16, 2023 This is a 25 minute video presentation that every citizen in the world should watch.
***Common Law Constitution – if you are a responsible, compassionate, UK citizen concerned about holding those in (increasingly despotic) authority to account, I suggest spending some time reading the information and proposed actions of this organisation: the New Chartist Movement
The New Chartist Movement featuring the Common Law Constitution This is a very brief interview, but leaves one wondering, ‘How can the rights in the Constitution be translated in practical ways, in current times, for addressing all the unaccountable actions
***Who benefits from wars, and who is paying for the latest war…
See the response to Boris Johnson’s video statement: May peace prevail pic.twitter.com/21hq3AchBH — They Keep Saying Its Rare (@AntiWokeBrigad1) February 4, 2023 BOOM!!!! 💥💥💥💥💥 OAN actually goes there 💪🤩 This is exactly what we said since the start of the
***The spread of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), 15 Minute Cities – and the misappropriation of land (Dutch Farmers) – the undemocratic loss of travel freedoms and so much more – yet more unacceptable totalitarianism to control the people
The spread of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), and restrictions under different titles such as ’15 minute cities’, is yet another sign of authoritarian control of ordinary people against their wishes. Dearie me – the world is full of little despots
***Posts about the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) – and similar sinister and unaccountable organisations. Who collaborates, manipulates, plots and pays to rule the world?
Heaven knows all the goings-on in organisations such as the WEF and the WHO are way above my head, but there are many discerning and knowledgeable people who report on developments featuring such organisations, including suspicious collaboration with government figures
*** ‘Before and After’ – short revealing video by Jeffrey Peel and Joel Smalley featuring statistics (graphs) of covid deaths from countries all over the world before and after the experimental injections. This is a reality check.
https://www.thenewera.uk/p/before-and-after This video and commentary raise very serious questions indeed as to whether any claims can possibly be made about ‘vaccine’ efficacy and the saving of millions of lives. Really? Thank you to Jeffrey Peel and Joel Smalley. Before and
***Christine Anderson MEP – a politician of integrity, courage, and one of few we can truly trust – talks to a full house about the criminal investigations underway
https://twitter.com/Hookie62/status/1613117581186965504 Christine Anderson has long since spoken clearly about the unacceptable and undemocratic events that have taken place in the European Parliament and elsewhere. She has not been a lone voice in the European Parliament – a handful of MEPs
***Over 17,000 physicians and scientists from all over the world state, ‘We declare, and the data confirm, that the COVID-19 experimental genetic therapy injections must end.’
https://twitter.com/GTSascha/status/1609962354904797184 “17,000 Scientists and Physicians warn that the COVID (Vaccines) Experimental Genetic Therapy Injections Must End. They cause far more harm than good. Vaccinated more at risk of disease and death. It damages the heart, brain, reproduction, lungs and immune
***Feedback from New Zealand for home-schooling with Phonics International and No Nonsense Phonics Skills (entitled ‘Pick Up and Go Phonics’ via Amazon)
Debbie: It is always very heartwarming to receive feedback about our programmes and resources. We hear from people all over the world using our resources ranging from teachers, to tutors, to parents, to intervention specialists – even occasional librarians and
***1) Parliamentary call in the UK House of Commons for the complete and immediate withdrawal of the covid mRNA ‘vaccines’ (Dec 2022) – by Andrew Bridgen MP – and the subsequent parliamentary demonisation of Bridgen versus public support for him! A developing scenario … (including the Matt Hancock ‘Lockdown Files’)
This is an extremely important recording featuring MP Andrew Bridgen’s speech (13th December 2022) in the House of Commons calling for the complete and immediate withdrawal of the covid MRNA vaccines. In the earliest part of his speech he refers
***Easy-peasy phonics revision – just TURN BACK to previous code, words, texts on paper belonging to each learner
By Debbie Hepplewhite: Teaching the English alphabetic code (the letter/s-sound correspondences) and the requisite three core phonics skills and their sub-skills for reading and spelling is based on a routine ‘phonics teaching and learning cycle‘ when it is taught SYSTEMATICALLY
***Data summary pre covid and covering the lockdown period – what does this show? Videos featuring research summaries by Ivor Cummins
Described as: The BEST Covid19 Science Talk Ever – EVERY Question Answered for the Layperson! “This talk covers EVERYTHING worth knowing and understanding – in less than 30 minutes. I think this may be my best Covid 19 presentation ever,
***Does CVC refer to letters or sounds? Post by Debbie Hepplewhite written at first as a guest post for Dr. Kathryn Garforth of Garforth Education
The need to distinguish between consonant letters and vowel letters through teaching about ‘the alphabet’ compared to consonant sounds and vowel sounds through teaching about the ‘alphabetic code’ Teachers need to teach about both ‘the alphabet’ and ‘the alphabetic code’
***Trust the science. What’s really happening? “We have been unwittingly trusting the psychopaths.” Dr Aseem Malhotra’s hour long talk – essential information, not misinformation – a MUST watch as the covid vaccines should immediately be stopped pending transparent analysis
‘Has Big Pharma Hijacked Evidence Based Medicine?’ Twitter thread featuring links to the talk and responses: Dr Malhotra: “Watch, learn & share. We can overcome wilful blindness with the cold hard facts!” Major conference in Sweden – nothing in the
***Websites/Organisations/People linked to health and fighting for transparency, freedom, democracy and accountability
Children’s Health Defense headed up by Robert F. Kennedy Jr – USA World Council for Health – Mission Statement Dr Tess Lawrie FLCCC Alliance – Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance – created by highly published, world-renowned physicians and scholars
***The Great Global Warming Swindle – Yet again, it looks like we are being duped – the urgent need for the opening of minds along with the study of data
Here’s some back-story to the global warming movement – this should not only be of great interest to the world’s citizens, but raise grave questions. This is an important video with information and back-story that is worth the hour and
***Lest We Forget – reflecting on the shocking and chilling rise of fascism on the pretext of COVID-19 and ‘vaccinating’ the world population …and further work by Simon Elmer
If you’re interested in history and politics and how these play out in the modern world, keep your eye on Simon Elmer’s Twitter feed. Simon Elmer illustrates the rise of fascism across the world on the pretext of the COVID-19
***Australia: ‘Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Partnership Award 2022’ for Emma, Bree and Rebecca having pioneered for the Science of Reading explicit teaching practices
Debbie: I was so delighted to read about this achievement via Emma Rutherford’s Facebook page. Hearty congratulations to Emma, Bree and Rebecca for all the pioneering and hard work of these ladies – and for the hard work of their
***The Phonics International SSP programme introduced across an Academy Trust from beginners through to Key Stage 2
Debbie: A year ago I was kindly sent the testimonial below which I posted amongst several other testimonials from seniors leaders in various schools using one or more of our phonics bodies of work. I’m re-posting here to highlight it
***Lumen attends a Welsh-medium school and, meanwhile, she is learning to read in English at home with the No Nonsense Phonics (Skills) Pupil Books
Many thanks to Rob Randel for this guest-post: In this series of short videos, you can see my five-year-old daughter, Lumen, using No Nonsense Phonics resources at home to learn how to read in English. She attends a Welsh-medium primary
***About Wand Phonics – an interactive digital platform that can complement Phonics International and/or No Nonsense Phonics
It’s me, Debbie, writing to describe this very exciting development – the availability of the Wand Phonics body of work – an interactive, digital platform created by Wand Education in collaboration with Phonics International Ltd. If you have any questions
***Where is the planning?
Occasionally teachers write to me to ask, ‘Where is the planning?‘ for the Phonics International programme and No Nonsense Phonics (Skills). This has happened a number of times so rather than keep repeating the answer to individual teachers, I thought
***Lord Scudamore Academy is a school where the ORT Floppy’s Phonics SSP programme has been used successfully and enjoyably for a decade…
It’s truly heartwarming to build relationships with people working with one’s phonics resources and suggestions who love using them, where children love them and succeed with them, and the children’s parents and carers are appreciative – and everyone ‘says so’.
***No. 4: 10th July 2021 – a great day! The DfE and Minister Nick Gibb publish ‘The reading framework: teaching the foundations of literacy’
This is my personal opinion based on my personal experiences, observations and reflections … At long last, the Department for Education (England) and Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb, have published a substantial guidance document for the teaching
***Update on the issue of whether or not to teach four and five year olds a form of print with lead-in joins – the DfE and Ofsted indicate ‘not’!
I wrote about this issue at some length via this blog, and I provided a live webinar which was recorded and is now available to view via my handwriting site. My original post does not need repeating, but the news
***The impact of the Phonics International programme – guest post by Headteacher, Rachel Hornsey
The impact of the Phonics International programme by Rachel Hornsey – June 2021 Our school vision, which is a thread running throughout our curriculum, is: “We work to provide our children with strong foundations on which to build their lives
***Contact details of some people and schools using – Phonics International, No Nonsense Phonics (Raintree) or Floppy’s Phonics (Oxford University Press) or a combination in some cases!
I’m frequently asked if I can provide the name and contact details of people in schools that are using one (or more) of my systematic synthetic phonics programmes. It may seem strange to refer to using ‘one or more’ of
***The issue of ‘matched texts’ is clearly worrying teachers – what are the practicalities?
IMPORTANT UPDATE JAN 2022: Abigail Steel and I have now recorded a webinar discussing this issues around ‘matched reading books’ – this refers to the scenario in England and it includes references to research: Micromanaging Matched Reading Books Webinar In an
***No. 3: The DfE admits that ‘Letters and Sounds’ (DfES, 2007) “has never been a full Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme” 14 years after its publication
After nearly a year of behind-the-scenes debate with the Department for Education in England with regard to whether the DfE should persist with the idea of producing a ‘revised Letters and Sounds’, at last it has been accepted, and indeed
***No. 2: Should governments produce educational PROGRAMMES or should they provide INFORMED GUIDANCE? What’s the difference?
This is the second post in a planned series of posts specifically linked to teaching the foundations of literacy and raising standards of literacy for all children. I hope you’ve managed to read the first post to set the scene,
***No. 1: What will Minister Nick Gibb and the Department for Education do next to further raise standards of literacy in England?
As I start to write this post, I hardly know where to begin. The ‘Naked Emperor‘ story theme could not be more apt for the information I am about to relay. I think a little bit of my history is
***I’m HORRIFIED that teachers of 4 and 5 year olds are teaching a form of print with a ‘lead-in’ join – please stick to simple print!!!
I’ve observed the rapid growth of teaching Reception and Year One children (the four and five year olds) a form of font which is neither a simple, sensible ‘print’ nor quality teaching of joined handwriting. This is instead of teaching
***Supporting teachers, learners and parents/carers with tangible, systematic, cumulative, content-rich, fit-for-purpose resources for home learning!
At the time of writing this post (January 2021), we are in the midst of a pandemic. The UK has gone into yet another ‘lockdown’ and many schools are closed or open only to the children of key workers and
***The Floppy’s Phonics SSP programme post lockdown: Suggestions for teachers, teaching assistants and tutors working with ‘home’ – filling alphabetic code gaps, catching up and intervention as necessary
In England we have a ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium’ which is Government Funded. All state-funded schools are eligible for pupils’ catch-up premium from Reception to Y11. Full information is available on the gov.uk page – click HERE If you are
***The Education Endowment Foundation is actively undermining the Government in England and here is an evidence trail to show this
This post is very important indeed. As anyone who follows me on Twitter may know, I, and others, have been very critical about the work of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) for some considerable time. The EEF actively undermines the
***Guest post – Online ESL tutor, Steve Mol, asks, ‘What is the purpose of language? Is it to reflect culture or to communicate universally?’
I made the acquaintance of Steve Mol via the internet. He has been very responsive and encouraging over a number of years. Here is some information about Steve and his work: Steve has always been fascinated with the English language.
***Pioneers – and guest post by teacher Rob Randel asking the question: ‘Does Curriculum for Wales leave reading to chance?’
Raising standards of foundational literacy in the English language is a team affair – and an international team at that. Within that bigger team, however, there are some stand-out individuals who understand the issues which continue to hold back research-informed
***PART TWO: ‘The harmful legacy of multi-cueing and its evolution into look-alike reading – a secondary school perspective’ by Jacqui Moller-Butcher
For PART ONE of this topic, introducing Jacqui Moller-Butcher and her work and worries about ‘look-alike reading’, click HERE. The harmful legacy of multi-cueing and its evolution into look-alike reading – a secondary school perspective by Jacqui Moller-Butcher, June 2020
***PART ONE – Guest post: Introducing Jacqui Moller-Butcher and her extraordinarily important findings (and suggestions) regarding ‘look-alike reading’ in KS 3
PART ONE: I’ve never met secondary English teacher Jacqui Moller-Butcher but I’ve known of her since she first raised worries about her observations of ‘look-alike reading’ in an online discussion via the blog of popular KS 3 blogger, David Didau.
***Guest post: Teacher Katreena Heywood describes her school’s adoption of the Floppy’s Phonics programme
Background to this guest post: I received a lovely thoughtful email from Katreena which was of course wonderful to receive – so I invited Katreena to write a guest post for my blog. I’m very grateful that she was willing
***Suggestions for organising ‘matched texts’ – that is, cumulative decodable reading books for beginners
IMPORTANT UPDATE JAN 2022: Abigail Steel and I have now recorded a webinar discussing this issues around ‘matched reading books’ – this refers to the scenario in England and it includes references to research: Micromanaging Matched Reading Books Webinar This post
***How to find the one-stop route to Debbie’s work and Phonics International Ltd’s resources, guidance, training and further information linked to the reading debate: syntheticphonics.com
Over the many years that my husband David and I have provided resources, information, guidance and training, David has constructed various websites – and then, poor man, he has to keep re-constructing them because of advances in technology – phew
***2018 – The emphasis in England on early language, literacy and literature continues with the establishment of 34 ‘English Hubs’, an ‘English Hubs Council’ and the ‘English Hubs Training Centre’ involving the official promotion and funding of high quality Systematic Synthetic Phonics programmes and training
Anyone who knows me appreciates that I consider myself to be first and foremost a ‘practitioner’, that is a very, very practical person! It was years of being a teacher, tutor, mother, special needs teacher, headteacher, teacher-trainer, phonics consultant, educational
***A Critique of the Publication ‘Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Six-Phase Teaching Programme’ (DfES 2007) – Evaluate, Compare and Contrast (Part 2)
Part Two – Question 1: Does ‘Letters and Sounds’ qualify as a programme? Whilst ‘Letters and Sounds’ is doubtless a very important landmark document – the consequence of a hugely significant historic set of circumstances (which I shall touch upon
***A Critique of the Publication ‘Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics Six-Phase Teaching Programme’ (DfES 2007) – Evaluate, Compare and Contrast (Part 1)
Part One – The Basis for the Critique Is further national and international perpetuation of the use of the ‘Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics Six-phase Teaching Programme’ as a programme in reality a current and
***How to Reduce Learning Difficulties – for Teachers and Learners Alike!
Sharing news and evidence-based information – essential for the teaching profession, and invaluable in the public domain Many years ago, when I took over the organisation of the UK Reading Reform Foundation and edited its newsletter, I wanted to get
***DfE and Ofsted – left hand, ‘write’ hand?
I suggest that the Department for Education’s official ‘criteria for assuring high-quality phonic work’ neglects to pay specific attention to handwriting – and Ofsted clearly hasn’t understood the principle of avoiding ‘circuitous routes’! References are made in the DfE’s official