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by Debbie Hepplewhite
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Worrying suggestion that a 'focus on phonics' neglects pupils with special needs
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Worrying suggestion that a 'focus on phonics' neglects pupils with special needs

I've created a thread via the forum of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI) about a report that has been published by the Driver Youth Trust regarding provision for SEND (special needs) learners. The author, Chris Rossiter, is looking like someone who does not reall...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: It’s time for a real revolution in Britain’s schools
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: It’s time for a real revolution in Britain’s schools

Hi Jim - thank you for flagging up an interesting article.

Here is 'Quirky Teacher's' analysis of the same article:

https://thequirkyteacher.wordpress.com/ ... -clothing/
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Year 3 Phonics Screening Check Pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Year 3 Phonics Screening Check Pilot

I totally agree with you, Elizabeth, so much so that I've raised it via the forum of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction here:

http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewto ... ?f=3&t=731
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!

Hi Joan, It's great to hear from you - we need to pick ourselves up and brush ourselves off and continue along our merry way discussing issues enthusiastically via the RRF forum. I would encourage any new readers to the forum to use our 'search' facility if they have any questions, alongside running...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dual Route reading model
Replies: 104
Views: 12415

Re: Dual Route reading model

Hi Ken,

I cannot recall but perhaps Susan G, Maggie D or Jim may recall?
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!

Hi Ken, We've updated to the latest version of the forum software - consider it still in 'test mode' and fingers crossed that we're up and running again. Thank you so much for your patience! We'll be adding an 'RRF' header image shortly. Please do try and post, and email me if you don't succeed this...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!

Greetings everyone! A very belated Happy New Year to all (2017). We are very pleased with an exciting development for the Reading Reform Foundation - a 'new look' website - now complete with its own blog - thanks to RRF committee member, Anne Glennie (designer and administrator). Yes - we are still ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sad news: Lord Jim Prior has passed away 12th Dec 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Sad news: Lord Jim Prior has passed away 12th Dec 2016

We have very sad news about Lord Jim Prior who died on 12th December 2016. This is a very sad passing for the Reading Reform Foundation. Lord Jim Prior was Sue Lloyd's MP years ago and this enabled Sue to tell him all about the effectiveness of what became known as 'synthetic phonics' and how, at th...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New website for the Reading Reform Foundation
Replies: 0
Views: 781

New website for the Reading Reform Foundation

Apologies from the RRF committee for any disruption or disappointment that our original site with its various documents and information is currently not available.

A new site is 'in construction' and we very much look forward to improvements this will bring for 2017.
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Aus, calls for use of the phonics ch
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Aus, calls for use of the phonics ch

I think this is very important news indeed - Dr Jennifer Buckingham has written an excellent report recommending the use of a phonics check in Australia. The International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction promotes the use of England's Year One Phonics Screening Check worldwide so this is...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?

The International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction has produced a statement as a pdf with the topic of 'Book Bands and Levelled Readers'. This might be of interest for people to print off or tweet: http://www.iferi.org/news/ Why Book Bands and Levelled Reading Books Should Be Abandoned
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills

Many thanks, Jenny, for the link and your observation. There are some differences in 'understanding/approach' in different English-speaking countries and it would be wonderful if we could have more international collaboration regarding research and fine-tuning of methods and programmes. Similar to t...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Review of 'Clarry and the Little White Cloud' by Fay Tran
Replies: 0
Views: 1022

Review of 'Clarry and the Little White Cloud' by Fay Tran

Fay Tran has written a superb little book for children - but actually it is an essential for adults and I go so far as to suggest that it should be added to the reading lists of teacher-training establishments! 'Carry and the Little White Cloud - How Clarry learned to read' Read my review written fo...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills

Hi Elizabeth,

Do you have a link to the guide?
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 5888

Re: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'

Couldn't we have predicted exactly this, Jim!

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