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by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?
Replies: 11
Views: 2344

Re: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?

Is analytic phonics associated with 'systematic' and 'cumulative' introduction of letter/s-sound correspondences with the provision of cumulative, decodable texts? I'm not aware of other types of phonics practice or 'method' other than systematic synthetic phonics being associated with cumulative, d...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: CLPE list of things to encourage a love of literacy learning
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: CLPE list of things to encourage a love of literacy learning

I think RRFers will agree with you totally.

It's really quite extraordinary to neglect the teaching of reading so completely.

:sad:
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 4793

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

Possibly - but sometimes the message in the academy chain leads to all the schools being expected to use the same SSP phonics programme regardless of the money and time they've individually already invested in specific SSP programmes and training. It could be that schools will benefit from a change ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Year 3 reading standards
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: Year 3 reading standards

Very, very interesting Jenny. Thank you. You benefit us all with your meticulous approach to sustained record-keeping, detailed scrutiny and observations. I don't think any of us would be surprised by your findings as we now have systematic phonics in our schools in England where this was definitely...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 4793

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

The thoughts of Estelle Morris:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/20 ... -academies

And others - see the readers' comments!
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Becoming an academy does not insulate you from decline'
Replies: 20
Views: 4793

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

I find it baffling that the Government formulated a new national curriculum - and then the same Government plans to turn all schools into academies which do not have to follow the national curriculum.

Ridiculous.
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 23
Views: 3713

Re: Thank you

Dearie me, it gets worse. that good teaching should be tailored to a child's learning style, I sat quietly through a parents meeting on that last week. Apparently the children at the school can't spell because there hasn't been enough teaching for the visual learners. The 'Learning Styles' theory ha...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 23
Views: 3713

Re: Thank you

Not so long ago, I asked a Reading Recovery 'National Leader' for an electronic link, or some information, to describe how RR has modified in light of the guidance for reading instruction in England. I was told that there would be no point in the Masters' course if all the information was provided. ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 23
Views: 3713

Re: Thank you

RR is based at the Institute of Education I believe. How the Institute can promote both the statutory systematic synthetic phonics and the multi-cueing reading strategies of RR is a mystery and a confusing message to give to teachers. Here is what was written by the Department for Education and Skil...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 23
Views: 3713

Re: Thank you

Papermover, if you can describe your experience and worries as a 'parent' in a RR school, I'm sure we can use it not only via the RRF site but also via the IFERI site where we have built up a head of steam about the efficacy - or lack thereof - here: http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic.php?f=...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Display of new topics
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Display of new topics

Thank you, Joan, that is a good idea - will investigate the options - and, yes, we should keep topics, and the forum, fresh.
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'US search' for next Ofsted head
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: 'US search' for next Ofsted head

Jim, I was alerted to an article featuring one of the American possible candidates, Joel Klein, and have written about this here:

http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewto ... ?f=3&t=544
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Norfolk Reading Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: The Norfolk Reading Project

Sarah - this is such an important topic that does not get raised enough and so I have posted about it via the forum for the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction here: http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=542 Perhaps you might consider being the first organisatio...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Norfolk Reading Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: The Norfolk Reading Project

Hi Sarah - it is really good to hear from you again - and congratulations on your fantastic 'volunteers' project. And Maizie, I do hope that you get to join the Beanstalk project to find out what kind of training the volunteers receive! It's actually very worrying if a nation full of volunteers end ...