Meet the Sounds-Write team – Laura, Content Manager

Curious to know more about the brilliant minds behind the scenes? We’re excited to take you on a journey to explore the dedicated team that brings Sounds-Write to life. From developing the Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Portal and the Sounds-Write Podcast, Laura works tirelessly to help make Sounds-Write the exceptional programme it is today.

What’s your role at Sounds-Write?

I’m lucky enough to work on a range of projects at Sounds-Write all under the banner of Content Manager. Primarily, I’m responsible for developing our new decodable readers, hosting The Sounds-Write Podcast and developing and managing the Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Portal.

What do you like most about the work we do at Sounds-Write?

I’m very proud of Sounds-Write’s legacy and our values as a company. I think my favourite thing, though, is hearing stories of the impact our work has on struggling readers. It’s so inspiring hearing from teachers who work hard every day to change children’s lives. It really makes the work we do behind the scenes worth it.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt since beginning your role?

I don’t come from a background in teaching, so I’ve learnt so much in this role. I’m not sure if it’s the most important, but certainly the most enjoyable thing I’ve gained is an increased understanding of the English writing system. It’s endlessly fascinating to notice the intricacies of our spoken and written language and how they interact. I drive my friends and family crazy picking up on accent variation and noticing patterns in written language!

What’s been your favourite project to work on so far at Sounds-Write?

I love writing decodable readers. It’s so much fun getting to be creative and learning so much about the English writing system whilst doing it. I also really enjoy working with other writers and illustrators – it’s very exciting to see each new series come together!

What is on your wish list for the next 5 years with Sounds-Write?

Definitely developing the Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Portal further! Even though I’m pleased with what we’ve already put together, I’m excited by the many directions it could take in the future. It’s going to be a really valuable resource that we can continue to build on in order to support our practitioners over the coming years!

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