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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: 1718

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: 1718

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: 1252

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: 1022

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: 1012

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: 1306

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: 1306

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: 1306

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: 1306

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!
Replies: 0
Views: 1080

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: 761

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: 2224

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...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Dyslexia revisited

The Driver Youth Trust is an organisation focused on SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) - particularly on 'dyslexia'. Chris Rossiter of the Driver Youth Trust is very much in the forefront of promoting the organisation and its work, but he also has very worrying ideas that 'phonics' d...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue May 16, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is the best way to assess the Early Years Foundation Stage?
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Re: What is the best way to assess the Early Years Foundation Stage?

Hi Elizabeth, There are two ‘bloggers’ who have very interesting/important ideas, comments, suggestions regarding assessment for national purposes in the early years (amongst other very interesting posts). Please see these blog posts with reference to early years assessment: https://heatherfblog.wor...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue May 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How education has ignored the science of reading
Replies: 1
Views: 978

Re: How education has ignored the science of reading

Thanks, Jim. Mark's book is certainly being highly recommended in many quarters.

See Sir Jim Rose's review of Mark's book in the Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA) Bulletin, page 22:

https://www.ldaustralia.org/client/docu ... 17_WEB.pdf