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RIDGEHILL PUBLISHING

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Dear Teachers, Heads, and Advisers.

Did Synthetic Phonics feature in your resolutions for 2006?

Whatever, you can find out all about it at our forthcoming conference in Congresbury. It is a must for all interested Heads and teachers.

Synthetic Phonics - Sound Discovery Conference

Cadbury House, Congresbury, on Friday 27th January 2006.

Our trainers are practising teachers, highly experienced in the use of synthetic phonics for the teaching of reading and writing.

The presenters for the day are: - 1

v Dr Marlynne Grant, an Educational Psychologist and an authority on the Synthetic Phonics - Sound Discovery programme, has been highly commended for her work.

v Dr Jackie Day is a gifted story writer and artist. She is a SENCo in a junior school where she uses Sound Discovery to develop literacy, and has written story books to fit in with Sound Discovery.

v Mary Adams is a Senior Support Teacher and Specialist Dyslexia Teacher who has taught at all 4 Key Stages. She currently works in the Learning Support Service of her LEA and spearheads Wave 3 initiatives using Sound Discovery materials.

The effectiveness of Sound Discovery) has been reported in the recent House of Commons Education and Skills Committee Report Teaching Children to Read , published April 2005 along with the Snappy Lesson. This has achieved amazing results, as commended in OfSTED's Reading for Purpose and Pleasure, published Dec. 2004.

The government now plans to give priority to the teaching of literacy using Synthetic Phonics.

Join us by reserving your place now.

Contact : Elizabeth Taylor at Ridgehill Publishing

Tel: 0117 962 2670 or download a booking form from www.ridgehillpublishing.com

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1 NB The presenters are changed from details published previously