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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: 827

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 894

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: 666

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: 1656

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: 726

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: 838

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: 742

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
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: PPTs from researchED/OUP English & MFL April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 881

PPTs from researchED/OUP English & MFL April 2017

I've started a thread at IFERI to collate the available PowerPoints for the researchED/Oxford University Press English and Modern Foreign Languages conference held in Oxford on April 1st 2017. This includes my own PowerPoint and blog post which I designed to be used via the internet for anyone who m...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children in northern England being failed
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Children in northern England being failed

Thanks for flagging this up, Jim. This may be nothing to do with this north-south divide, but a few years ago when I was providing a talk organised by the local authority in Liverpool, I was nearly lynched by some of the early years teachers when I questioned the 'developmental-readiness' mindset an...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: England: Primary assessment consultation - end of KS 1 assessment?
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: England: Primary assessment consultation - end of KS 1 assessment?

Education Secretary of State, Justine Greening's official statement:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/ ... in-england
Written statement to Parliament

Update on Primary Assessment in England
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: England: Primary assessment consultation - end of KS 1 assessment?
Replies: 1
Views: 766

England: Primary assessment consultation - end of KS 1 assessment?

The Department for Education is consulting about primary assessment and the news in the media is that this might spell the end of the Key Stage 1 national assessments: http://schoolsweek.co.uk/primary-assessment-consultation-the-5-key-proposals/ Primary assessment consultation: The 5 key proposals E...