UK Courses

Join our flagship courses to gain a comprehensive theoretical understanding and the hands-on experience to put the Sounds-Write approach to literacy into practice from day one.

Browse our upcoming course dates below and get booked in to start your Sounds-Write journey today!

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Face-to-face Courses

Sep 10th - Sep 13thOPEN

A Coupals Primary Academy, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 0LB

Trainer: Caroline HardistyCourse Contact: caroline@sounds-write.co.ukRegistration closing date: 27th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 10th Sep, 11th Sep, 12th Sep, 13th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 11th - Sep 20thOPEN

A Bankside Primary School, Shepherd's Lane, Harehills, Leeds, LS8 5AW

Trainer: Caroline HardistyCourse Contact: caroline@sounds-write.co.ukRegistration closing date: 28th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 11th Sep, 12th Sep, 19th Sep, 20th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 11th - Sep 19thOPEN

A St Gregory's RC Primary School, Ragpath Lane, Stockton-on Tees, TS19 9AD

Trainer: Louise McMullanCourse Contact: louise@lmmtraining.co.ukRegistration closing date: 28th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 11th Sep, 12th Sep, 18th Sep, 19th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 11th - Oct 2ndOPEN

A Blaby Stokes CE Primary School, Queens Road, Blaby, Leicester, LE8 4EG

Trainer: Sarah WalkerCourse Contact: swalker@learnat.ukRegistration closing date: 28th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 11th Sep, 18th Sep, 25th Sep, 2nd Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 12th - Sep 20thOPEN

A Bromham Primary, Grange Lane, Bromham, Bedfordshire, MK43 8NR

Trainer: Sheila MulvenneyCourse Contact: mulvenneysh@aol.comRegistration closing date: 29th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 12th Sep, 13th Sep, 19th Sep, 20th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 13th - Oct 4thOPEN

A Princecroft Primary School, Princecroft Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8NT

Trainer: Beth FoyleCourse Contact: bfoyle@princecroft.wilts.sch.ukRegistration closing date: 30th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 13th Sep, 20th Sep, 27th Sep, 4th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 16th - Sep 24thCLOSED

A Westbury Leigh CofE Primary School, Sandalwood Road, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 3UR

Trainer: Sue RussellCourse Contact: sue@suerusselltraining.co.ukRegistration closing date: 2nd Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 16th Sep, 17th Sep, 23rd Sep, 24th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 16th - Sep 24thOPEN

A Countess Anne School, School Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8AX

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 2nd Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 16th Sep, 17th Sep, 23rd Sep, 24th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 17th - Sep 25thOPEN

A Langford Primary School, Gilstead Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2LG

Trainer: Theresa PlummerCourse Contact: theresa.plummer@gmail.comRegistration closing date: 3rd Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 17th Sep, 18th Sep, 24th Sep, 25th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 19th - Sep 27thOPEN

A Nexus School, Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA

Trainer: Derrie ClarkCourse Contact: derrie.clark@gmail.comRegistration closing date: 5th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 19th Sep, 20th Sep, 26th Sep, 27th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 26th - Oct 1stOPEN

A Fulbridge Academy, Keeton Rd, Peterborough, PE1 3JQ

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 12th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 26th Sep, 27th Sep, 30th Sep, 1st Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 3rd - Oct 11thOPEN

A St Josephs Catholic Academy, Mill Hill Lane, Derby, DE23 6SB

Trainer: Sheila MulvenneyCourse Contact: mulvenneysh@aol.comRegistration closing date: 19th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 3rd Oct, 4th Oct, 10th Oct, 11th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 3rd - Oct 11thOPEN

A Edgware Primary School, Heming Road, Edgware, HA8 9AB

Trainer: Caroline HardistyCourse Contact: caroline@sounds-write.co.ukRegistration closing date: 19th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 3rd Oct, 4th Oct, 10th Oct, 11th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 3rd - Oct 11thOPEN

A St Katherine's School & Nursery, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5EJ

Trainer: Derrie ClarkCourse Contact: derrie.clark@gmail.comRegistration closing date: 19th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 3rd Oct, 4th Oct, 10th Oct, 11th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 8th - Oct 16thOPEN

A Godinton Primary School, Lockholt Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3JR

Trainer: Derrie ClarkCourse Contact: derrie.clark@gmail.comRegistration closing date: 24th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 8th Oct, 9th Oct, 15th Oct, 16th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 8th - Oct 16thOPEN

A Wansdyke School Downlands Road, Downlands Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5EF

Trainer: Sue RussellCourse Contact: sue@suerusselltraining.co.ukRegistration closing date: 24th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 8th Oct, 9th Oct, 15th Oct, 16th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 16th - Oct 24thOPEN

A Middlestone Moor Primary Academy, Rock Road, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 7BP

Trainer: Donna SmithCourse Contact: donna@sounds-write.co.ukRegistration closing date: 2nd Oct 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 16th Oct, 17th Oct, 23rd Oct, 24th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 5th - Nov 26thOPEN

A Edmund Waller Primary School, Waller Rd, London, SE14 5LX

Trainer: Sarah HornerCourse Contact: slhorner@hotmail.comRegistration closing date: 22nd Oct 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 5th Nov, 12th Nov, 19th Nov, 26th Nov

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 6th - Nov 14thOPEN

A University of Cambridge Primary School, Eddington Ave, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0QZ

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 23rd Oct 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 6th Nov, 7th Nov, 13th Nov, 14th Nov

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 11th - Nov 19thOPEN

A East Hunsbury Primary School, Penvale Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 0QW

Trainer: Sue RussellCourse Contact: sue@suerusselltraining.co.ukRegistration closing date: 28th Oct 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 11th Nov, 12th Nov, 18th Nov, 19th Nov

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 19th - Nov 27thOPEN

A Princecroft Primary School, Princecroft Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8NT

Trainer: Beth FoyleCourse Contact: bfoyle@princecroft.wilts.sch.ukRegistration closing date: 5th Nov 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 19th Nov, 20th Nov, 26th Nov, 27th Nov

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 20th - Dec 11thOPEN

A Harlow Study Centre, Day Barn, Netteswellbury Farm, Harlow, Essex,CM18 6BW

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 6th Nov 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 20th Nov, 4th Dec, 5th Dec, 11th Dec

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 25th - Dec 3rdOPEN

A Milldown CE Academy, Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7SN

Trainer: Sue RussellCourse Contact: sue@suerusselltraining.co.ukRegistration closing date: 11th Nov 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 25th Nov, 26th Nov, 2nd Dec, 3rd Dec

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Dec 2nd - Dec 10thOPEN

A Robsack Wood Primary Academy, Whatlington Way, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 9TE

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 18th Nov 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 2nd Dec, 3rd Dec, 9th Dec, 10th Dec

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jan 8th - Jan 16thOPEN

A Fulbridge Academy, Keeton Rd, Peterborough, PE1 3JQ

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 23rd Dec 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 8th Jan, 9th Jan, 15th Jan, 16th Jan

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jan 16th - Jan 24thOPEN

A Nexus School, Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA

Trainer: Derrie ClarkCourse Contact: derrie.clark@gmail.comRegistration closing date: 2nd Jan 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 16th Jan, 17th Jan, 23rd Jan, 24th Jan

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jan 23rd - Jan 31stOPEN

A Countess Anne Primary School, School Ln, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8AX

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 9th Jan 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 23rd Jan, 24th Jan, 30th Jan, 31st Jan

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Feb 26th - Mar 6thOPEN

A Peacehaven Heights Primary School, Hoddern Ave, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 7QY

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 12th Feb 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 26th Feb, 27th Feb, 5th Mar, 6th Mar

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Mar 13th - Mar 21stOPEN

A Godinton Primary School, Lockholt Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3JR

Trainer: Derrie ClarkCourse Contact: derrie.clark@gmail.comRegistration closing date: 27th Feb 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 13th Mar, 14th Mar, 20th Mar, 21st Mar

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jun 6th - Jun 27thOPEN

A Princecroft Primary School, Princecroft Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8NT

Trainer: Beth FoyleCourse Contact: bfoyle@princecroft.wilts.sch.ukRegistration closing date: 23rd May 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 6th Jun, 13th Jun, 20th Jun, 27th Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jun 18th - Jun 26thOPEN

A Nexus School, Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent,TN11 8AA

Trainer: Derrie ClarkCourse Contact: derrie.clark@gmail.comRegistration closing date: 4th Jun 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 18th Jun, 19th Jun, 25th Jun, 26th Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 9th - Jul 17thOPEN

A Princecroft Primary School, Princecroft Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire,BA12 8NT

Trainer: Beth FoyleCourse Contact: bfoyle@princecroft.wilts.sch.ukRegistration closing date: 25th Jun 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 9th Jul, 10th Jul, 16th Jul, 17th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 9th - Jul 17thOPEN

A Harlow Study Centre, Day Barn, Netteswellbury Farm, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6BW

Trainer: Charlotte MacKechnieCourse Contact: charlotte@linguisticphonicstraining.comRegistration closing date: 25th Jun 2025

This course will run on the following dates: 9th Jul, 10th Jul, 16th Jul, 17th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

A training-based programme

At Sounds-Write we believe teacher knowledge is crucial to ensure success. After all, the single greatest factor in improving student outcomes is strong teacher knowledge.

There are many phonics schemes and resources out there, but Sounds-Write focuses first and foremost on developing teacher knowledge, empowering educators to forge a brighter future for their students by following the latest innovations in teaching theory.

What does the course cover?

  • Learn how to teach the skills, concepts, and code knowledge students need to master in order to become competent readers, writers, and spellers.
  • Discover how to introduce them to the Initial Code in the first year of school, moving from CVC words to words with a progressively more complex structure, and then transitioning to learning the Extended Code, alongside polysyllabic words in Y1.
  • Learn how to teach all the different Sounds-Write lessons (or activity types), and have ample opportunity to practice them yourself.
  • Find out how to teach Sounds-Write to groups of different sizes, so you can work with the whole class, small intervention groups, or one-to-one.
  • Learn how to teach through errors—one of the cornerstones of the Sounds-Write approach—and how to conduct formative assessment and use differentiation as an integral part of your teaching.
  • Learn how to assess where a new student should start the programme.

More about our Practitioners’ Online Training

The Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Online Training has been designed by John Walker, the author of the Sounds-Write programme, together with experts in online learning, based on the science of reading and the science of learning. It comprises presentations, lesson demonstrations and a range of other activities and content. The course includes a robust rationale for linguistic phonics and covers the theoretical underpinnings of the programme. There are quizzes and online assignments that you must complete to gain a course certificate.

There will be a cohort of trainees doing the course with you. The course will be led by one or more Sounds-Write trainers, who will answer your questions, provide feedback on assignments and run Zoom sessions to support you during the course.

The course lasts 6 weeks.

More about our face-to-face training

The face-to-face course was written by John Walker and the Sounds-Write team, based on the science of reading and the science of learning. It has been taught for over 20 years by a team of knowledgeable and experienced trainers. The course includes a robust rationale for linguistic phonics and covers the theoretical underpinnings of the programme, as well as lesson demonstrations, practical activities and guidance for implementation in your setting.

Your face-to-face experience will be with a small cohort of trainees (up to 24) so that your trainer is able to get to know you, giving you bespoke feedback on your practice and answering your questions about your setting.

The course takes place over 4 days.

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