"A warm welcome to my Phonics Intervention site. Of course the first step to address intervention is ‘prevention’. On this site, therefore, you will find a wide and appropriate range of effective and supportive resources for teaching, learning, training and informing – for both intervention and prevention purposes. Please feel free to post any comments or questions via the blog, or contact me direct."
Best wishes, Debbie
“In February 2017, we introduced No Nonsense Phonics Skills as an intervention tool. The impact of the programme on the focus group we trialled was so dramatic that following the Y1 phonics check results in June 2017, we invited author Debbie Hepplewhite into school to work with us in September 2017. In 2018 our phonics check results were at 94%, having risen from 78% the previous year.”
Rachel Field, Headteacher, Ashfield Infant and Nursery School, Cumbria
Who is this site for?
All teachers (phonics should arguably be every teacher’s specialism in addition to any other specialism or interest), teacher-trainers, literacy and special needs advisors, tutors and parents or carers – indeed this site is for anyone involved in some way in teaching or supporting foundational literacy in the English language.
...and what will I find here?
• Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters – hard copy resources and CD ROMs designed for infants (Oxford University Press)
• No Nonsense Phonics Skills – streamlined series of nine pupil books and parallel teaching books designed for beginners and primary-aged learners (Raintree Publishing)
• [Note: The Phonics Code available in Pakistan by Danesh Publishing]
About Debbie Hepplewhite
Debbie Hepplewhite MBE FRSA is internationally renowned as a leading phonics teacher trainer/consultant and author.
Debbie campaigned extensively over many years to achieve national, evidence-based, systematic synthetic phonics teaching in primary schools. As a representative of the UK Reading Reform Foundation, she advised the British government for the parliamentary inquiry 'Teaching Children to Read' (March 2005) and she helped to inform Sir Jim Rose's 'Independent review of the teaching of early reading' (Final Report, Jim Rose, March 2006). A former teacher, headteacher and special needs teacher, she is known to be a controversial and inspirational speaker and has spoken alongside Sir Jim Rose at literacy conferences. Debbie has written many challenging articles for educational magazines and for many years she has provided practical advice for parents, teaching professionals, teacher-trainers, politicians, publishers and manufacturers. Debbie is a founding committee member of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI). In 2012, Debbie was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for services to education.
Debbie's Phonics Programmes
... I wanted to let you know how amazingly inspired many of us were after your inset here last October. Afterwards, we made major changes in our teaching of spelling through phonics and results in standardised tests have been excellent in the classes that embraced change.
I would recommend Debbie's programme to anyone. Very comprehensive resources and extremely effective.
It's made SUCH a huge impact on the kids I teach so thank you so much.
I continue to be astounded by the results that I am having from using the programme (PI).
Rachel is amazed at the progress her little one is making at home just this week with the PI approach - it's all so exciting!!
Every child has moved up further than predicted progress!
...I can vouch for your training as in a short time there has been quite an impact on our school.
...they use the (No Nonsense Phonics Skills) teacher books as a reference document ... it has become a treasured resource.
The gaps have disappeared! 'H' is writing and reading with confidence. 'H' is one of many.”
"...6 weeks after you first visited - there are some incredible things happening at our school."