Transforming the life chances of our children – simple methods, great results

On the IFERI blog, headteacher Sam Bailey talks at the UK Reading Reform Foundation conference in March this year. Her talk is nothing but practical tips on making a difference in teaching effectiveness. Take a look at that video below.

Sam Bailey was appointed headteacher of a struggling school with results well below national expectations. The theme of her talk was, ‘Transforming the life chances of our children – simple methods, great results’.She described in detail the rapid improvements with the adoption of Systematic Synthetic Phonics programmes (Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters and Phonics International) in a climate of support, expectation, challenge, and rigour.

Her staff have achieved wonders as highlighted via the Barnsley Chronicle here.

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