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Smart Kids Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme Training

This training is aimed at Reception and KS1 teachers and is appropriate for schools who are using Letters and Sounds The Code validated phonics programme. This CPD can be delivered via zoom or face to face as appropriate.

This training will:
  • Give teachers and TAs confidence in phonics terminology, subject knowledge and best practice re the teaching of early reading.
  • Explore practical strategies and effective routines to teach blending, segmenting, knowledge of GPCs and common exception words.
  • Examine the Smart Kids Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme, including the teaching sequence, progression in phonics and assessment of pupil progress. 
  • Provide guidance on how best to support children who are at risk of falling behind the expected pace of the programme.
Training options for one school:
Free consultancy call to discuss bespoke CPD suitable for your school.
Option 1: 3 hour session £595 (+VAT).
Option 2: Whole day INSET £1275 (+VAT).
A menu of CPD packages are available including support for school leaders and phonics refresher training. Discounted rates are also available for groups of schools working together.
Please contact one of our training partners:
Dandelion Learning:
Herts for Learning:

Dandelion Learning provides inspirational training and support for schools across the UK and internationally. We believe that effective phonics teaching and provision for early reading in particular can make a real difference to children's life chances. That is why we set up Dandelion Learning – to make a difference to the lives of teachers and ultimately the children they teach. Our training is active and practical and all the strategies we promote are evidence based, ensuring every child reaches their full potential and no child is left behind.



Hammond Education's aim is to improve outcomes for all children. Stephanie Hammond is a consultant offering bespoke training in pre-phonics skills, phonics, spelling, early reading and writing. As a Primary Teacher for over 20 Years and with 15 years of training experience, Stephanie knows how important it is to make learning fun, engaging and interactive for children and adults! Working as a Literacy Specialist and an Achievement Coach Stephanie has enabled teachers and senior leaders to support all children including those vulnerable to disadvantage.

Herts for Learning (HfL) is a provider of products and services to schools and educational settings within and outside Hertfordshire. We believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live or their circumstances. We focus on supporting the schools we work with to achieve successful long-term outcomes for their children.