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EPSS WAVE 3 LITERACY Supporting Struggling Readers using Sound Discovery®/Rapid Phonics®

How to use synthetic phonics to teach Reading, Spelling and Writing,
as approved by the DfE

A successful Wave 3 Literacy Intervention

This course is for SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Primary or Secondary Schools aiming to deliver a highly structured programme which supports learners with literacy difficulties.

Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich

Thursday 7th February 2019:  1pm – 4 pm

Trainers: Jenny Harris & Kate McCaul, Specialist Learning Support Teachers

Cost: £75 per delegate ~ for in-depth training and workshop session
(10% discount for schools with EPSS Contract; or 3+ delegates)

Sound Discovery is a synthetic phonics programme in steps for all ages and stages.
Order resources from www.espo.org/www.syntheticphonics.net (Ridgehill Publishing).

Rapid Phonics is the same methodology, developed to appeal to younger learners from
Year 1-3/through KS2.  This programme has complementary readers and e-readers.
Order from www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/RapidPhonics.
Resources can be viewed at the session

Core SOUND DISCOVERY resources

Sound Discovery Manual
(includes flash cards)

Big Book of Snappy Lessons

Step 1:  Alphabet Phonemes;

Step 2:  Consonant & Vowel Digraphs

Resource Materials for Big Book of Snappy Lessons at Step 1 & Step 2

Core RAPID PHONICS Resources

Rapid Phonics Handbook

Teaching Guides Steps 1 – 3

Phonics Progression Wall Chart (A1)

Flash cards

Supplementary resources

Precision Monitoring & Speed Reads

Phoneme Spotter Stories

Course outline at Steps 1 & 2
  • Sound Discovery / Rapid Phonics structure and methodology
  • How to assess and place pupils on the programme
  • Delivery of the Snappy Lesson™
  • Introduction to Step 3
  • Use of decodable texts
  • Managing the intervention for success

Please nominate a member of staff, e.g. SENCO/Literacy Coordinator to attend sessions with Teaching Assistants: the role of managing the programme in school is fundamental to the programme’s success.  Teaching assistants attending the course will need preparation time to prepare materials and carry out assessments before delivering the programme in school.SD RP Course flyer 7 February 2019

Up to 20 places are available for training at the Abbey Conference Centre.  Places will be allocated on receipt of completed booking forms which can be emailed or posted.

Letters of confirmation will be emailed to applicants placed on this course.

Please check that your places are confirmed.  Early booking is recommended.
In the event of non-attendance, schools may be charged.

For more information about the Sound Discovery/Rapid Phonics course, please contact:

Bridget Tinsey, Business Support Officer, Children’s Services, Carrow House, Level 1
301 King Street, Norwich, NR1 2TN. Tel: 01603 307553 or cs.epss@norfolk.gov.uk

Jenny Harris & Kate McCaul Specialist Learning Support Teachers, EPSS