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Phonics Catch-Up for KS2: Supporting Pupils out of Covid

2020 was an unprecedented year in English education, and its repercussions will be keenly felt for many years. A particular worry is that children's phonics knowledge may have suffered, since even the most enthusiastic parents and carers may have struggled in this highly-specialised area. This course helps KS2 teachers to provide that missed learning, and move phonics forward into sophisticated spelling support.

  • How to teach phonics
  • Address your children's phonic gaps
  • High-level support for KS2 spelling
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

One of the biggest concerns about the impact of Covid on our children's education is that they might have significant gaps in their phonics knowledge.  Even the most enthusiastic parents and carers will have struggled in this highly-specialist area, and it's not much less daunting for many KS2 staff. This course explains how you can fill those gaps, and it also suggests practical and engaging ways to use phonics knowledge for higher-level spelling and writing. 

  • Clear outline of the phonics 'phases' and the content children need to know
  • How phonics gaps can impact on KS2 learning - and how to overcome that
  • Using phonics to diagnose spelling issues, for more sophisticated support
  • Using phonics in spelling investigations, pushing your children to greater depth


  • Heads, SLT and English Coordinators at Junior / Middle Schools
  • English Coordinators, SLT and Headteachers at Primary Schools
  • Class teachers and TAs (KS2 - all years)
  • Teachers/TAs who are new to KS1 will also enjoy this course

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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