Module Thirteen: Downloads and Links

Links to Useful Documents


Dedicated message forum for this course – please visit and feel free to contribute.

A Longitudinal Report about Phonics International in a Primary School in Western Australia written by Principal Jacqui O’Donnell:
Teaching early reading: a synthetic phonics approach’ (Jacqui O’Donnell, updated 2015)

An anecdotal report describing the experiences of a secondary teacher in Kent, written in 2012.
‘Phonics International as an Intervention in Secondary Education’

A description of the kind of challenges faced in implementing Phonics International ‘as a programme’ by an English Subject Leader in a Primary School in England, written in 2012:
‘Phonics International as a Whole School Phonics and Spelling Programme in a Primary School in England’

Sam Bailey was appointed headteacher of a struggling school with results well below national expectations. The theme of her talk was, ‘Transforming the life chances of our children – simple methods, great results’.She described in detail the rapid improvements with the adoption of Systematic Synthetic Phonics programmes (Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters and Phonics International) in a climate of support, expectation, challenge, and rigour.

The three main sources of information and guidance for Phonics International include:

‘Debbie Hepplewhite’s Phonics International Online Synthetic Phonics Programme Overview and Guidance’

‘How to set up and use your core and essential Phonics International resources’

‘Collated Alphabetic Code Information plus Word Banks’


‘Range of free Assessments’ (available via the ‘Free Resources’ page at PI site)

‘Lesson Plan and Evaluation Proforma’ (available via the ‘Free Resources’ page at PI site)

‘Phonics Teaching Tips: Teach a planned, systematic synthetic phonics programme and, in addition, adopt a rigorous approach to incidental phonics teaching’ (available via the ‘Free Resources’ page at PI site)

Debbie Hepplewhite’s Handwriting Site (with free resources and video guidance for joined writing)

Alphabetic Code Charts from Phonics International (with free alphabetic code charts)

Phonics International reviews in Teach Primary’ and ‘Teach Secondary’

Questions and Answers ‘Ask the Expert: Phonics’ – Advice for improving literacy across the curriculum in ‘Teach Secondary’

‘Feedback’ via the Phonics International message forum: