Alex Finn

Hello!  I hope everything is going well for you and your school as we all try to find our way through these difficult and very unusual times. 

Welcome to the “from a distance” version of my Sound!Start Phonics for Letters and Sounds training.  It provides a comprehensive training package specific to the Letters and Sounds programme which covers essential subject knowledge as well as an in-depth exploration of the Letters and Sounds programme.  It is suitable for both leaders and classroom practitioners and will work well as a “top-up” session for schools which have already received some phonics training or consultancy support, and as an introduction to effective phonics teaching for schools wishing to provide their staff with a refresher in phonics, perhaps with a view to building on this through further CPD opportunities when things begin to return to normality. 

The training is organised into six units which will generally take 20-30 minutes to complete.  They can be worked through as a complete training session or used in two or three sections, perhaps during your directed time.  Each unit includes training input delivered through linked video clips.  This is followed by a practical task which will help to embed the main points.  Unit Four is a longer unit which involves some wider reading which can be completed at your own pace.

I hope you find the training useful and would welcome your feedback.  Please get in touch if you have any questions following the training, or would like information about further training opportunities for specific members of staff or your whole school. 

Very best wishes,