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WORKING WITH LEADING EXPERTS TO HELP YOU

PHONICS BOYS’ WRITING JUNIOR MATHS


ACHIEVEMENT READING
Synthetic phonics is at the heart of the Boys’ motivation and Even children who read well can find Children need to Children have trouble applying maths when
government’s education strategy and a attainment commonly writing difficult. Young writers need become fluent and they haven’t truly understood the abstract
whole-school approach is advocated by lag behind those of support with the creativity and thought confident independent concepts. Making these abstract concepts real
leading literacy experts as the girls. Understanding processes involved in writing effectively. readers as they move to children helps them fulfill their full potential.
path to reading success. the reasons for this through primary
ability gap and taking school. Developing
steps to address it the right skills and
will help boys reach staying motivated is
their full potential. the key to success.

Ruth Miskin Debbie Hepplewhite Gary Wilson Pie Corbett Ros Wilson Nikki Gamble Richard Dunne Tony Wing

“Children learn “Synthetic phonics “Getting the boys “Every child can “Children need “Young readers “I am determined “Developing
more quickly when is the most effective issue on school tell a story – that to develop their often choose not that children can children’s ability
practice across the method of teaching improvement plans is the springboard writing ‘voice’ to to read, in spite of and will learn to communicate
school is completely reading and is vital in every to becoming a help them organise their ability. We maths without mathematically
consistent.” spelling skills.”  single school.” good writer.” their thoughts need to ask why.” misconceptions.” is at the heart of
and language.” any success.”
Ruth Miskin is one Debbie Hepplewhite Gary Wilson is a leading Pie Corbett has worked Nikki has worked As teacher, author and
of the UK’s leading is an independent expert on raising boys’ as a teacher, head Ros Wilson, creator of in education and consultant, Richard Tony Wing is a former
authorities on teaching consultant, writer and achievement. With teacher, lecturer, OFSTED Big Writing and the reading promotion Dunne has devoted primary school teacher,
children to read. An synthetic phonics expert. over 27 years’ teaching inspector and adviser. VCOP approach, has over for over 25 years. his professional life lecturer and professional
experienced former head She is an ex-head teacher experience, he has He is also a writer and 45 years’ experience in She is now a lecturer, to designing ways of development leader
teacher and trainer, with over 20 years’ led award-winning poet. His unique Talk for education as a teacher, writer and education teaching mathematics specialising in primary
she has over 25 years’ teaching experience campaigns, written Writing approach helps adviser and inspector. consultant and is on that systematically build mathematics.
teaching experience. and is an advisor to books and delivered children unlock their She now focuses the current Executive learners’ understanding
the UK Reading Reform training in hundreds of writing skills through on writing and her Committee of the UK and enable them to make
Foundation Committee. schools on this issue. the art of storytelling. consultancy, specialising Literacy Association. meaningful connections. 
in training, advising and
support work in schools. FOR RAISING FOR DEVELOPING
FOR SYSTEMATIC FOR ENSURING MATHS MATHEMATICAL
FOR WHOLE-SCHOOL PHONICS TEACHING 7–11 YEAR OLDS ACHIEVEMENT UNDERSTANDING
LITERACY ROOTED TO DELIVER FOR PUTTING FOR DEVELOPING PROGRESS AND THROUGH A WITH STRUCTURED
IN SYNTHETIC LETTERS AND FOR RAISING BOYS’ TALK FOR WRITING A WRITER’S VOICE BROADEN THEIR WHOLE-SCHOOL IMAGERY AND
PHONICS, SEE SOUNDS, SEE ACHIEVEMENT, SEE INTO PRACTICE, SEE USING VCOP, SEE READING, SEE APPROACH, SEE MATERIALS, SEE

P 6–7 P 8–9 P 10–11 P12 P12 P13 P14–15 P 16–17

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Oxford School Improvement PHONICS

Whole-school
literacy rooted in “
...the levels achieved
by many children at

synthetic phonics
the end of primary school
fall stubbornly short
of what is achievable.
Christine Gilbert, Head of OFSTED,


November 2010

S
LEADING
ynthetic phonics is seen as EXPERT
the best way to teach early
reading. The new Year 1 An experienced former head teacher
and trainer, Ruth Miskin has over
Phonics Screening check further 25 years’ teaching experience.
emphasises the importance of Ruth’s conviction that every child
ensuring every child becomes can, and must, learn to read has
inspired her dynamic whole-school
a successful reader. What improvement method. This belief Ruth Miskin
are the benefits of following is at the heart of her systematic
literacy programme, Read Write Inc.  Ruth Miskin is one
a whole-school approach to of the UK’s leading
teaching synthetic phonics? authorities on
teaching children
to read. She is also
a member of the
National Curriculum
Review Committee.

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PHONICS

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ideas, professional development videos and
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PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM
DEVELOPMENT
Online videos They will come into your school and train
all the staff, including TAs, and teach
RESOURCES
Read Write Inc.

The best thing about
Read Write Inc has been
Ruth has made free online videos, offering ideas and Phonics seeing CPD in action,
a model lesson to your pupils. staff talking together,
advice, for Oxford School Improvement. These are Ruth Miskin’s dynamic whole-school literacy sharing issues, ideas,
supported by user-friendly handouts, making them programme, rooted in synthetic phonics, is problem solving,
a very effective staff training tool. Visit the website Phonics report designed to get all your children reading by six.  sharing successes...
to view these short, powerful shots of inspiration You can request a free copy of the Oxford School better engagement
on topics like A Whole School Approach to Reading, Improvement report, Phonics – Getting the best Supported by inspiring professional development of pupils in all their
learning, increased
Powerful Behaviour Management and The Phonics results by visiting the website. The report includes Delivered in tried and tested daily sessions confidence, self-
Reading Check for six-year-olds in England. a comprehensive, five-step esteem, independence,
Rigorous and systematic approach with a
self-evaluation tool to help you wanting to learn and
clearly defined, structured progression
Ruth Miskin events identify your school’s strengths believing they can.


in reading as well as any areas Effective classroom management strategies
Ruth Miskin’s independent training programmes ensure success for every child
you may need to address – the
offer a rigorous and structured approach to the
perfect tool for staff meetings! The one-to-one phonics tutoring kit ensures
teaching of phonics and literacy. All the Ruth
quick catch up the moment a child falls behind
Miskin Literacy trainers are ex-teachers. They Headteacher,
have a deep understanding of how to teach North Walsham
children to read, even those with special needs. Infant School, Norfolk

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Oxford School Improvement PHONICS

Systematic In all the schools


visited during the second

phonics teaching
year of the survey, the
effective systematic teaching
of synthetic phonics was

to deliver Letters
helping to drive up standards
in reading and writing.


Removing barriers to literacy,

and Sounds
OFSTED, Jan 2011

S
LEADING
ynthetic phonics is the EXPERT
most effective method of
teaching reading and spelling Debbie Hepplewhite is an
ex-head teacher with over 20 years’
skills. Delivering the principles of teaching experience and is an
Letters and Sounds through a advisor to the UK Reading Reform
well-structured, systematic and Foundation Committee. Debbie has
published her own programme,
complete programme will help Phonics International and is Debbie
children crack the alphabetic author and phonics consultant on Hepplewhite
Oxford Reading Tree’s Floppy’s
code. How do you build that Phonics Sounds and Letters.  
Debbie Hepplewhite
strong foundation? is an independent
consultant, trainer,
writer, synthetic
phonics expert
and inspirational
speaker.

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PHONICS

FREE ONLINE
SUPPORT
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PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM
DEVELOPMENT
Online videos Debbie Hepplewhite events
RESOURCES
Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s

Within a term of using
Floppy’s Phonics
Debbie has made free online videos, Debbie Hepplewhite’s independent Phonics Sounds and Letters the pupils in my
class went from a
offering useful top tips, for Oxford School synthetic phonics training can be tailored Debbie Hepplewhite has written this systematic Level P6 to a Level
Improvement. These are supported by to meet the needs of your school. synthetic teaching programme to deliver the principles 1A/1B but perhaps
user-friendly handouts, making them of Letters and Sounds with Biff, Chip and Kipper.   more importantly
a very effective staff training tool. Visit they now enjoy
Phonics report reading and are more
the website to view these short, powerful Step-by-step phonics teaching and practice
You can request a free copy of the Oxford confident readers.
shots of inspiration on topics like


Well-structured and carefully paced
Blending, Segmenting and Handwriting School Improvement report, Phonics –
Getting the best results by visiting the Built-in revision to prepare children for
and Positive Partnerships with Parents.
website. The report includes a comprehensive, reading language-rich stories
Free Regional Training five-step self-evaluation tool to help you Fully decodable fiction and non-fiction
Ryecroft Primary
identify your school’s strengths in reading as titles to engage every reader School, Bradford
Find out how to work with Oxford University well as any areas you may need to address
Press to organise a free Regional Training – the perfect tool for staff meetings!. Project X Phonics
Event in your school with Debbie Hepplewhite.
40 fully decodable books cleverly designed
for differentiated group work and practice.

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Oxford School Improvement BOYS’ ACHIEVEMENT

Raising boys’
achievement “
Girls outperform
boys in reading by
the equivalent of one
year’s schooling.


PISA Results, December 2010

B
LEADING
oys’ motivation and EXPERT
attainment commonly
lag behind those of girls. As a teacher for over 27 years,
Gary Wilson has led award-winning
Research has shown that there campaigns, written several books
are several reasons for this ability and delivered training in hundreds
gap. Top of the list are differences of schools on the issue of boys’
achievement. Gary endorses
in physical, social and emotional the power of the whole-school Gary Wilson
development between boys and approach to motivate boys to
achieve their full potential.
girls, a lack of early independence Gary Wilson is a
leading expert
in boys, and their reluctance to on raising boys’
work without clear purpose and achievement.
rewards. How can you transform
the performance and behaviour
of boys in your school?

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BOYS’ ACHIEVEMENT

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DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
Online videos Getting the Best Project X Project X has fired
the imagination of
Gary has made free online videos for Oxford School Out of Boys Kit An innovative reading programme the boys (and girls).
Improvement – ideal for sharing top tips at your next Discover this free professional development kit that is research-based and has been Many are inspired to
staff meeting. These are supported by user-friendly designed to raise boys’ achievement. keep reading even
designed to help schools build an effective school
handouts, making them a very effective staff during wet break-
improvement plan to raise boys’ achievement. times. The standard of
training tool. Visit the website to view these short, Truly boy-friendly in its content, design,
Also includes a CD-ROM including handouts for reading in the school
powerful shots of inspiration on topics like Engaging structure and approach
staff meetings and a video case study, and a DVD has been raised.
Boys in Literacy and Building Boys’ Confidence. Over 100 fantastic character books with an


to support parents with their children at home.
action-packed continuous story to hook children
Free regional training in to reading
Find out how to work with Oxford University Press Puts phonics at the heart of early reading,
with decodable books perfect for use Duncan Finlayson
to organise a free Regional Training Event in Wilmington Primary
alongside Letters and Sounds
your school with Gary Wilson. School, Kent
Offers a rich range of fiction and non-fiction,
Gary Wilson events all carefully levelled to ensure progression
right up to Year 6
Gary Wilson is available for whole-school INSET,
workshops and LA or school-based consultancy. Ideal for group work and guided reading, with lots of
opportunities for talk, drama, role-play and writing

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Oxford School Improvement WRITING


Putting Talk
for Writing Only 71% of pupils
achieved Level 4 in
into practice writing, as compared
with 84% in reading


Figures taken from SATs results
August 2010

R
LEADING PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM
eading and EXPERT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
writing
development are Pie Corbett unlocks Online videos Stories
children’s creativity and
closely connected but writing skills through the Pie has made free online videos for Writing
sometimes even children art of storytelling. His for Oxford School Improvement on Pie Corbett’s Stories for Writing is designed
unique approach was Pie Corbett Talk for Writing and other topics. to inspire a love of reading and storytelling
who read well can find adopted by the Talk for These are supported by user-friendly to raise writing standards. 
writing is a challenge. Writing programme. He Pie Corbett has handouts, making them a very
is the author of Oxford effective staff training tool. Visit the Award-winning, classic picture books such as
Developing writers Reading Tree Stories for
worked as a teacher,
website to view these short, powerful Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Pumpkin Soup, combined
head teacher,
need support with the Writing. Pie recognises lecturer and OFSTED shots of inspiration on topics like with Pie Corbett’s teaching methodology,
thinking and creative that every child can tell inspector, and The Role of Shared Stories and How are perfect for delivering Talk for Writing
a story and that this is also a prolific Reading Impacts Children’s Writing. Uses story maps and actions and demonstrates
processes involved in is the springboard to author and a poet. language patterns and story structure
writing effectively. becoming a good writer.  
Encourages and supports children in
composing and writing their own stories
NEW! Ros Wilson and Developing a Writer’s Voice using VCOP
Includes interactive planning and editable
VCOP is a strategy for raising standards in writing that has been implemented story mapping for your whiteboard
in thousands of primary schools. Find out more on the website!

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JUNIOR READING

Ensuring 7–11
year olds progress FREE ONLINE
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LEADING PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM
our aim is for EXPERT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
children to
become fluent and Nikki Gamble is a lecturer, writer Treetops
and education consultant and is on Online videos
confident independent the current Executive Committee
This levelled series offers the
Nikki has made free online videos, offering ideas and
readers as they move of the UK Literacy Association. advice, for Oxford School Improvement. These are
very best in chapter books to
build reading confidence, fluency,
through primary school. Nikki has a particular focus on supported by user-friendly handouts, making them
comprehension and enjoyment.
developing children’s reading skills a very effective staff training tool. Visit the website
How do you ensure as they progress through the junior to view these short, powerful shots of inspiration
The range includes: 
junior readers develop years. She is a consultant on the on topics like Increasing the Range of Children’s Time Chronicles – Biff, Chip and Kipper
the skills and motivation independent reading series, Treetops.  Reading and How TAs can help with Reading. in exciting new historical chapter books
needed to stay reading? Myths and Legends – action and
Nikki Gamble events drama, brought to life by
Along with the Write Away team, Nikki Gamble contemporary children’s authors
Nikki Gamble provides a range of courses to support you in Graphic Novels – incredible characters
developing children’s reading and writing skills and thrilling themes
as they progress through the junior years. Many more genres – fiction, non-fiction,
Nikki Gamble is the founder and Director of
Write Away. Formerly a teacher, she has worked in classics, true stories and playscripts
education and reading promotion for over 25 years.

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Oxford School Improvement MATHS


Raising maths
achievement through The UK fell from 8th
a whole-school to 28th place in global
maths rankings between
2000 and 2009.
approach Analysis of PISA Survey by OECD,


published December 2010

M
LEADING
aths isn’t easy for EXPERT
everyone. It’s not
uncommon to hear a As teacher, author and consultant,
Richard Dunne has devoted his
child say ‘I’m not very good at professional life to designing ways
maths’. Yet once they’ve truly of teaching mathematics that
understood the key concepts systematically build learners’
understanding and enable them
and then learned to apply to make meaningful connections, Richard Dunne
them, a child’s confidence will supporting higher level thinking.  
soar. How can you use a whole- Richard Dunne is
renowned for his
school approach to maths to work on effective
ensure every child succeeds?  mathematics
teaching and
learning across
the age range.

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MATHS

FREE ONLINE
SUPPORT
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ideas, professional development videos and
resources at www.oxfordprimary.co.uk

Support for parents with their children’s maths


– coming Autumn 2011 at www.oxfordowl.co.uk

PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM
DEVELOPMENT

Online videos
RESOURCES
Maths Makes Sense
Maths Makes Sense

We are a deep
thinking school and
our planning and
Richard Dunne’s whole-school maths development speaks
Richard has made free online videos, discussing
programme transforms teachers’ and children’s for itself in terms of
topics such as making abstract concepts concrete
confidence and enthusiasm for maths. This standards. Maths
and the importance of assessment. These are
unique approach ensures children develop a Makes Sense is another
supported by user-friendly handouts, to make step in our desire to
deep understanding from the very start.
very effective staff training tools. Visit the website provide the very best
to view these short, powerful shots of inspiration Identifies the key concepts children need to learn skills and deep learning
on topics like Making Abstract Maths Concrete. for our children,
in order to achieve success in maths – for life
families and staff.


Uses a robust learning system which combines
Richard Dunne events concrete objects, exaggerated actions and
Richard Dunne’s independent professional special vocabulary to build understanding
development offers a structured approach to the Is supported by empowering
Sarah Oliver,
teaching of mathematics across the whole school. professional development Deputy Headteacher,
Cuckoo Hall Primary
School, London

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Oxford School Improvement MATHS


Developing mathematical
understanding with Developing children’s
structured imagery ability to communicate
mathematically is at the
and materials heart of any success.


Tony Wing

C hildren need to
see how numbers
relate to each other
and see the patterns in
those relationships to
build their mathematical
understanding. But how
do you make numbers
and number relationships
real? Discover the benefits
of a multi-sensory
approach to maths.

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MATHS

FREE ONLINE
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LEADING PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM


EXPERT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
Along with experienced and practising teachers
in schools, Tony Wing is continuing to develop the
highly successful Numicon Approach focusing
Online videos
Tony has made free online videos, on subjects like
creating a rich mathematical environment and
Numicon
The Numicon approach plays to children’s
strengths by using structured imagery to help

Numicon is the
best number
upon action, imagery and conversation.
using resources that work across the ability range. them visualise numbers, which are abstract ideas.   system I have
These are supported by user-friendly handouts,
making them a very effective staff training tool. Focuses on oral and mental work, inspiring ever found, in
Visit the website to view these short, powerful shots children to think mathematically and develop twenty-six years
of inspiration on topics like Making Numbers Real their own mental image of number of teaching.
Tony Wing


and Creating a Rich Mathematical Environment. Makes number values and relationships real –
learners can see how numbers relate to each
Tony Wing is a former other and see the patterns in these relationships
primary school Numicon events
Learners love the practical activities leading Pennie Jones,
teacher, lecturer Tony Wing and the Numicon team offer to increased confidence, a willingness to Llywyn yr Eos
and professional a range of independently accredited persevere and raised levels of achievement Primary School
development leader professional development options.
specialising in primary
mathematics.

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Oxford School Improvement

What’s the best


way to engage and
support parents?

I t is widely acknowledged that


children whose parents actively
support their learning at home
are usually more enthusiastic and
successful learners in school. What
can you do to engage and support
parents as they help their children
practise and make progress?
Here are a few of examples of the
support that we can provide.

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Online videos for top tips Oxford Owl Features
Debbie Hepplewhite, Gary Wilson and Ros Wilson Oxford Owl is a free website designed
to engage and support parents Over 100 eBooks, together with
offer advice on creating positive partnerships activities and games designed
with parents in their online videos. Debbie has as they help their children learn to support reading development
some great suggestions for communicating with to read. It includes online access Age-specific advice and tips from
parents, whilst Gary discusses how to encourage to over 100 eBooks (and growing) leading phonics experts Ruth
fathers and other male role models to read with and related activities featuring Miskin and Debbie Hepplewhite
boys. Ros offers advice on improving children’s favourite characters like Biff, Chip, A simple explanation of synthetic
writing standards by encouraging talk at home. Kipper and Floppy, the Project X phonics, along with a jargon
team and Winnie the Witch. Math buster of literacy terms
You can see these videos and print out handouts suppors Support with phonemes and
of the experts’ top tips in the Professional comingt graphemes including hearing
Development area at www.oxfordprimary.co.uk soon! how they sound in words

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Oxford School Improvement


Supporting you with the issues that really matter

Oxford School Improvement is a free hub


of expert ideas and professional development
videos, linked to classroom resources
 Covers key improvement topics,
including phonics, boys’ achievement,
T FOR:
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writing, junior reading and maths
 Over 50 free online videos of advice
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and top tips from leading experts
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Getting the Best Out of Boys kit, JUN IEV
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phonics report and regional training
BOYS’
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training and parental engagement support
MATHS

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