Making Phonics Practical for the Neurodiverse Classroom - Phase 1 and Beyond

  • 21st May 2025
  • Online
  • SENCO, SEND
  • Spaces
  • Early Years, Primary
  • Subject Leadership, Teaching & Learning
  • Free For Partner Schools
  • Non-members From £80.00+VAT
Overview

If you are

• Unsure of how to make the teaching of phonics relevant for all learners?

• Struggling with fidelity to one phonics scheme for all?

• Unsure of when to start to teach phonics and when/if you should stop?

• Worried about how to ‘unstick learners’ and move them on?

The session aims to provide you confidence around

• Where to begin- celebrating strengths and identifying gaps

• How to demonstrate impact, identifying pathways and considering our end goal

Alongside practical strategies and approaches to

• Develop or consolidate the foundations of phase 1 for learners at any age

• Use multi-sensory approaches and ways in from EYFS to Post 16 for phase 2

• Implement early phonics games and rich literacy environments

• Teach or reinforce the skills of blending and segmenting

• Understand core terminology

• Develop confidence, motivation, and fluency for all learners

The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the reading development of struggling neurodivergent / learners with SEND, specifically in phonics and decoding. Providing you with practical ideas and approaches to develop this key area for all learners.

About The Course

If you are

• Unsure of how to make the teaching of phonics relevant for all learners?

• Struggling with fidelity to one phonics scheme for all?

• Unsure of when to start to teach phonics and when/if you should stop?

• Worried about how to ‘unstick learners’ and move them on?

The session aims to provide you confidence around

• Where to begin- celebrating strengths and identifying gaps

• How to demonstrate impact, identifying pathways and considering our end goal

Alongside practical strategies and approaches to

• Develop or consolidate the foundations of phase 1 for learners at any age

• Use multi-sensory approaches and ways in from EYFS to Post 16 for phase 2

• Implement early phonics games and rich literacy environments

• Teach or reinforce the skills of blending and segmenting

• Understand core terminology

• Develop confidence, motivation, and fluency for all learners

The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the reading development of struggling neurodivergent / learners with SEND, specifically in phonics and decoding. Providing you with practical ideas and approaches to develop this key area for all learners.

About the Programme Leader

Dr Sarah Moseley: Sarah is a literacy and inclusion specialist focusing on empowering all learners, embracing neurodiversity and SEND. Sarah provides face to face or online training, consultancy, information and support for professionals and families from all sectors. Sarah is passionate about making a positive difference to the lives, attitudes and outcomes of those neurodiverse learners who may struggle to learn. Sarah has over 25 years’ knowledge and experience within special and mainstream education up to Headteacher level, as well as a solid research background rooted within the psychology of learning, that includes a Masters and PhD in Special Education. Sarah recently published a book on ‘Teaching Reading to All Learners’ and writes regular articles for several key industry publications. Throughout her career the one constant has been her belief in people and that everyone can succeed in the right environment, with the right support and equal access to opportunities. Sarah aims to bridge the gap between theory and learning, to create a culture where high expectations thrive, improving outcomes for all. Through the creation of inspirational learning opportunities, raising expectations, and removing barriers for all learners.

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Time / Venue
Status
Non-member / Partner School Price
21st May 2025
12:00pm - 02:00pm
Available
£80.00+VAT / Free