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London Conference 2011

Initial Teacher Training:
How can student teachers be best prepared to teach reading?

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check:
Will it prevent reading failure?

Who should come?

Early years and primary school teachers, university lecturers in teacher education, student teachers, headteachers, literacy co-ordinators, early years co-ordinators, SEN co-ordinators, education advisors, publishers, academics, representatives of the media, politicians and anyone else interested in improving the teaching of reading in our schools.


  • Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools

    "Government Initiatives to Improve the Teaching of Reading in England."

  • Sue Lloyd, Elizabeth Nonweiler, Debbie Hepplewhite, synthetic phonics authors, consultants, trainers

    "Challenging Myths: Do we need a range of strategies or does one size fit all?"

  • Marj Newbury, reception class teacher, partnership teacher with Bradford College, phonics trainer

    "Lecture Theatre? Classroom? Where should student teachers learn to teach early reading skills?"

  • Jacqui Worsley, Jenny Harris, Jennie Price : Norfolk's Educational Psychology and Specialist Support

    "Unlocking the door to literacy: the power of synthetic phonics."

  • Ruth Harrison-Palmer, PgCE Primary Programme Leader, University of Cumbria

    "How can universities make sure their student teachers are well prepared for teaching reading?"

  • Ruth Miskin, programme author, founder of Ruth Miskin Literacy training, consultant, ex-headteacher

    "Teaching Every Child to Read: This must be the avowed core purpose of all primary schools."


There will be five talks to choose from, including:

Resources for teaching synthetic phonics will include:

Dandelion Readers
Phonic Books
Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters
Oxford University Press
Read Write Inc
Oxford University Press
Jelly and Bean
Follifoot Farm
Get Reading Right
Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar
Jolly Learning
Phonics Bug
Fun with Phonics
Phonics International
Sound Discovery
Synthetic Phonics Ltd
Sound Reading System
Step by Step
Cat Phonics
Piper Books
Sound Steps to Reading and Allographs

The RRF Conference 2011
is sponsored by

Friday, 14th October 2011
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Registration from 9 am
Logan & Jeffery Halls
Institute of Education
University of London
20 Bedford Way

click here for map/directions

95 (including a buffet lunch)

50 for students

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After booking please click here to inform us by email of which break-out talk/s you would like to attend. Thank you.




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