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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: 1487

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
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Views: 1447

'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: 1462

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: 1935

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: 1935

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: 1462

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: 1254

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: 1354

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: 1475

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: 1475

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: 1475

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
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged

Congratulations to Principal Barry Sharvin on his retirement after making remarkable differences in the standards of education at De la Salle High School, Belfast: http://www.thedownrecorder.co.uk/pages/?title=Inspirational_principal_retires_from_De_la_Salle_High_School DE La Salle High School’s pri...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Warmest congratulations to Gordon Askew MBE!
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Views: 1278

Warmest congratulations to Gordon Askew MBE!

There are some people in life who stand out as going above and beyond their roles and responsibilities, Gordon Askew is one such person who has now been officially recognised as such. The Reading Reform Foundation committee would like to wish Gordon warmest congratulations in response to him being a...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anne Glennie initiates a petition in Scotland - please sign!
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Anne Glennie initiates a petition in Scotland - please sign!

Please do support Anne Glennie by signing the petition she has initiated in Scotland urging the authorities to train all teachers in research-informed reading instruction and specifically in the 'systematic synthetic phonics' teaching principles. This will actually then support all the teachers in S...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead

This issue about children being provided with books to read 'independently' that they cannot, in effect, read - without resorting to lots of word-guessing, has been addressed over and again by the Reading Reform Foundation for many years. We now have a blog post about this issue - and printable leaf...