Government approved training
Osiris Educational has been approved by the government as one of the primary providers of synthetic phonics training for teachers and ours customers will be eligible to claim up to £3000 back!
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has recently announced a phonics match funding scheme to help primary schools teach systematic synthetic phonics and drive up reading standards in the UK
Primary schools will be able to claim up to £3,000, if they match that phonics funding, to spend on materials which meet the Department for Education’s criteria for an effective phonics programme.
A catalogue of phonics resources – including approved phonics products for teachers and pupils and training for teachers – will be published by the Department of Education in September. Schools will decide which of the resources will help them to deliver high-quality phonics teaching for their pupils and will be able to buy products and training with the phonics match-funding any time up to March 2013.
The Government is introducing a new phonics-based screening check for six-year-olds so teachers can identify children not at the expected reading level and in need of extra support.
How does phonics match funding work?
It is easy to get your government funding for Osiris phonics products. Eligible schools can spend up to £6000 on phonics training/resources and claim back up to £3000.
- Place your order with Osiris Educational
- We will notify the funding provider of the details of your order.
- The funding provider will verify that your school has sufficient funding available
- We will invoice your school for the full cost of the training
- Your school will then send a claim form + the course invoice to the funding provider
- You will be then reimbursed 50% of the cost of the training!
Osiris Educational’s innovative phonics courses:
- Presented by Tracy Fox (from Which Phonics)
- Develop a rigorous and sequential approach through systematic phonics
- Uncover the 6 key phonics teaching techniques to ensure your children exceed KS2 targets
- This course is eligible for phonics match funding
- Be prepared for 2012; timelines and legislation
- Presented by Elizabeth Nonweiler
- How the best schools do it
- This course is eligible for phonics match funding
- The sure way to success in reading tests at 6:
- Screening Check examples
- effective lesson plans
- outstanding programmes and resources
- New approaches for struggling readers and writers
- Top 6 strategies for: KS1 pupils with no phonics background KS1 pupils below the expected standard
- Practical activities to accelerate progression
- Develop essential foundations for writing:
- Age-appropriate phonics
- Comprehension structures
A new approach proven to raise literacy standards
- Key guidance to freshen up your phonics teaching: Ofsted’s 2010 report and EYFS 2012
- New techniques to include all pupils:
Schools Minister Nick Gibb recently said:
This phonics match-funding will mean all schools with six-year-old pupils will be able to buy approved products and training to help them teach high-quality systematic synthetic phonics.
There is more to reading than phonics. But high-quality academic evidence from across the world – from Scotland and Australia to the National Reading Panel in the US – shows that the systematic teaching of synthetic phonics is the best way to teach literacy to all children, and especially those aged five to seven.
Learning to read is a fundamental part of a child’s education and vital to their prospects in secondary school, further and higher education, and work. The new phonics check will ensure that children who need extra help are given the support they need to enable them to enjoy a lifetime’s love of reading.
In Clackmannanshire, Scotland, a seven-year study of the teaching of synthetic phonics to 300 children found they made more progress in reading and spelling than other children their age.
A 2005 Australian report, Teaching Reading, found:
The incontrovertible finding from the extensive body of local and international evidence-based literacy research is that for children during the early years of schooling (and subsequently if needed) to be able to link their knowledge of spoken language to their knowledge of written language, they must first master the alphabetic code – the system of grapheme-phoneme correspondences that link written words to their pronunciations. Because these are both foundational and essential skills for the development of competence in reading, writing and spelling, they must be taught explicitly, systematically, early and well.
The US National Reading Panel report of 2006 said:
Systematic synthetic phonics instruction had a positive and significant effect on disabled readers’ reading skills. These children improved substantially in their ability to read words and showed significant, albeit small, gains in their ability to process text as a result of systematic synthetic phonics instruction. This type of phonics instruction benefits both students with learning disabilities and low-achieving students who are not disabled. Moreover, systematic synthetic phonics instruction was significantly more effective in improving low socio-economic status (SES) children’s alphabetic knowledge and word reading skills than instructional approaches that were less focused on these initial reading skills… Across all grade levels, systematic phonics instruction improved the ability of good readers to spell.