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by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

Thanks, Sue, for your comments. Below is a link to a thread via that International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction featuring Ousted's 'Bold Beginnings' report. I have included responses to the report - both positive and negative! I am sure that the author/s of the report knew full well ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Blog-post by Debra Kidd
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Blog-post by Debra Kidd

Here is a direct link to the 'Reading the Evidence...' thread that Jenny mentioned above: http://rrf.org.uk/messageforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6392 Re Debra Kidd's blog post: Debra has many followers via Twitter and it is a great shame that she perhaps inadvertently, or otherwise, writes in such a way...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

Yes, it is crucial to highlight the errors in the book even if not a full review.

No doubt there will be more to add over time.

Most appreciated.
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

Jenny - thank you for reviewing Clark's book. Your review is invaluable. I have shared it via the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction and via various networks and Twitter. http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=935&p=1772#p1772 You'll note that I've also added a ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Early Excellence pulls out of bid for reception baseline test
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Early Excellence pulls out of bid for reception baseline test

One for England in the TES (Times Educational Supplement):

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/br ... eline-test
Early Excellence pulls out of bid for 'unworkable' Reception baseline test

Helen Ward
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Literacy: A moral right' Debbie's article in Headteacher Update
Replies: 0
Views: 144

'Literacy: A moral right' Debbie's article in Headteacher Update

The publication of this article is very timely following immediately after the Scottish hearing of Anne Glennie's petition calling for teacher-training in evidence-informed reading instruction specifically to include systematic synthetic phonics. I suggest that this article, too, has international r...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RRF Anne Glennie gives evidence in official Scottish inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: RRF Anne Glennie gives evidence in official Scottish inquiry

Here is a direct link to youtube video footage showing only the hearing of Anne's petition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mzciIZ ... e=youtu.be
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Compelling video footage for Scottish inquiry - useful internationally
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Compelling video footage for Scottish inquiry - useful internationally

Below is a link to further information about the circumstances of Anne initiating a petition in Scotland:

http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewto ... ?f=3&t=904
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Compelling video footage for Scottish inquiry - useful internationally
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Compelling video footage for Scottish inquiry - useful internationally

RRF and IFERI committee member, Anne Glennie, initiated a petition in Scotland calling for research-informed teacher-training for reading instruction - specifically to include systematic synthetic phonics. In the video, Anne Glennie gives evidence alongside Gordon Askew (IFERI committee member) and ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RRF Anne Glennie gives evidence in official Scottish inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 232

RRF Anne Glennie gives evidence in official Scottish inquiry

RRF committee member, Anne Glennie, has fought tirelessly to draw attention to the fact that teachers in Scotland are not routinely trained in evidence-informed systematic synthetic phonics practices and that this is contributing to the low literacy levels in the country. Anne initiated a Scottish p...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hello again...
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Hello again...

Hi Jimbo, It's really good to hear from you after quite a while! Welcome back to the RRF forum! We hope you are well! You will have noticed that the RRF now has a new-look site - thanks to our newest RRF committee member, Anne Glennie, who is a dab hand at creating websites with a more modern look! ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Aarti Naik, Changemaker, Mumbai, INDIA describes her work
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Aarti Naik, Changemaker, Mumbai, INDIA describes her work

The amazing Aarti Naik has sent the following message to the Reading Reform Foundation with a link to her website. I do hope people will follow the link and watch the video footage of Aarti describing the work of educating girls living in slums in Mumbai. It is heartwarming and inspirational. Dear R...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged

Jim Curran's conference talk on using synthetic phonics at secondary level:

www.rrf.org.uk/messageforum/viewtopic.php?t=3787

“Wasted Lives” - Jim Curran
A view of Education in Northern Ireland


http://www.rrf.org.uk/pdf/WASTED%20LIVE ... im%20C.pdf
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged

Here is a short interview with Jim - describing the need for the Reading Reform Foundation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-a6nDTt4_M
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged

Jim Curran opens the Reading Reform Foundation conference in 2011:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvr7EgWaZ84