What do the teachers and teaching assistants who have attended our courses recently think about the course?

"On completion of the Sounds~Write course, I would like to formally acknowledge the wonderful tutor whom made the course an absolute pleasure to complete while I am on holidays. Mary Gladstone is a true asset to your company and her power to inspire is amazing. I have walked away from this course today excited to embark upon a new learning adventure with many students whom I feel have been let down by an educational system which is overload with 'stuff'. Mary presented the course in such a manner I was eager to go home and get straight into imparting my new skills and knowledge upon my children. I must admit, each day when I returned home, they were eagerly awaiting the next exciting activity I wanted to trial with them. As a parent and an educator I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to learn from a passionate practitioner who makes it all so exciting. I look forward to many successfull adventures with the students I come in contact with now and feel extremely confident I WILL make a difference."

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Files to update the CD in Sounds-Write's Training Manual

These downloadable updates are only for our trainees - that is, people who have attended a Sounds-Write training course.

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Version Information:

Sept 2013: Changes to all files – some minor, some extensive, primarily to align these resources with changes to the Sept 2013 version of the manual.  Those changes are described in detail in this file.  Also eight new files added, plus part 3 of the manual is now made available in digital format.’

April 2014: Tracking Activities files added.

Aug 2015: File 26, re. DfE Y1 screening check, updated to reflect the DfE's current approach.

Oct 2015: File 34, 'Teaching Sounds-Write', expanded.

May 2016: File 38, 'Years 3 4 5 and 6 Word List', and File 39, 'Lesson 6 - Bridging Lesson' added.

January 2017 - two files added:

File 44, 'Word Lists for the Extended Code' - already in the manual, offered as a download so that it may more easily be copied for use in classes.

File 98, 'Lesson 10' - this has been reworded for greater clarity. We recommend that anyone who trained prior to February 2017 updates their manual with this new version. Manuals issued on courses in Feb 2017 and thereafter already incorporate this version.

March 2017 - three files updated:

File 23, 'Initial Code Words to Read and Spell'; File 24, 'Extended Code Words to Read and Spell'; and File 25, 'Polysyllabic Words to Read and Spell'.


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