Getting phonics pace and progression right

Webinar leaders: Abigail Steel and Debbie Hepplewhite
Online: Tuesday 16th March 4pm – 5pm
Price: FREE

Why join?

In this free online session, leading phonics experts Abigail Steel and Debbie Hepplewhite will explore the impact of pace and progression on phonics teaching and learning. Ideal for NQTs, qualified teachers and Phonics Leads/Literacy Coordinators, the session will cover:

  • The pedagogy and rationale underpinning effective pace and progression
  • How you can evaluate the speed and pathway of a phonics programme
  • How to deliver it effectively to achieve the best results for your pupils




Introductions and sound checks

Getting phonics pace and progression right  

Abigail and Debbie will explore:

  • why pace and progression is such a hot topic right now
  • the potentially negative impact of some phonics provision
  • their recommendations for a logical approach to pace and progression 


Webinar ends


Abigail Steel

abigail steelAbigail Steel is an education consultant, trainer and author specialising in English language and literacy. After spending two decades working closely with hundreds of schools and teachers in the UK and across the globe, Abigail knows what truly drives positive outcomes for children. Often described as inspirational, her approaches to the pedagogies behind teaching and learning are both practical and insightful. Abigail Steel is the author of the new Rocket Phonics teaching and learning programme from Reading Planet. Learn more here.



Debbie Hepplewhite MBE FRSA

Debbie Hepplewhite is an international consultant, trainer and phonics programme author for the foundations of literacy. She has written many articles and posts featuring the realities and challenges of practical teaching and learning provision. The thrust of Debbie’s work is that teaching should be informed by the findings of research on the teaching of reading but also on leading-edge, fit for purpose, classroom findings. Can we provide ‘better still’ than some of the most typical common phonics practices?


Debbie and Abi are founding committee members of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction. Learn more here.

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