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Training is an essential element when implementing Song of Sounds as it is key to ensuring fidelity and consistency. Training is delivered by Song of Sounds authors, Liz Webster and Sue Reed. We are experienced trainers, having trained across the UK and internationally too. We can promise that our training will not only be informative and useful, but lively, interactive and LOTS of fun!

We can offer twilight training or half or whole day INSET training and will tailor the training to suit your school or nursery’s requirements, whether you are a school new to Song of Sounds or an established school that require some top-up training for new staff or training in a particular area of the programme. We can offer parent workshops too if required.

Training Options/Packages

Package

Overview of the topics covered

Timescale

Who training is suitable for

How training is delivered

Cost

Welcome to Song of Sounds – package 1

  • Introduction and rationale of Song of Sounds
  • Organisation of Song of Sounds in your school
  • Modelling high quality phonics teaching
  • Exploring the Resources
  • Using decodable readers
  • Assessment
  • Phonics intervention

1 day online training

or

2 x 2.5 hour online training sessions

 

Includes pre-training meeting with SLT

Whole school training – suitable for schools new to Song of Sounds

Online

£500

Welcome to Song of Sounds – package 2

  • Introduction and rationale of Song of Sounds
  • Organisation of Song of Sounds in your school
  • Modelling high quality phonics teaching
  • Exploring the Resources
  • Using decodable readers
  • Assessment
  • Phonics intervention

1 day face-to-face training

 

 

Includes pre-training meeting with SLT

 

Whole school training – suitable for schools new to Song of Sounds

1 day in person

 

£1250

Developing Song of Sounds

Choose an area for developing Song of Sounds in your school from:

  • Effective assessment
  • Supporting lower attainers
  • Phonics theory and practise
  • School self-evaluation and school improvement

 

 

2 hour training session face-to-face or online

Whole school, small groups or individuals – suitable for existing Song of Sounds schools who wish to develop their subject knowledge and practice in particular areas

 

Face- to- face training £500

 

Online training £250

Refresher Training

A bespoke refresher session for existing Song of Sounds schools

2 hour training session

face-to-face or online

Whole school, small groups or individuals -  suitable for existing Song of Sounds schools who wish to train new staff or re-train staff in specific areas

 

Face- to- face training £500

 

Online training £250

Parent workshops

A workshop for parents to support them in:

  • their understanding of phonics
  • what phonics looks like for their children in a Song of Sounds school
  • how they may support their children at home

2 hour training session

face-to-face or online

 

 

Face- to- face training £500

 

Online training £250

Video Training

A series of training videos covering:

  • Introduction & Rationale
  • An overview of Stages 1-3
  • Model lessons
  • Resources
  • The secret to Song of Sounds success in your school

2 hours in total of pre-recorded video training

For schools to use where 'live' training is not possible, or to train new staff members in an established Song of Sounds school. Once purchased, schools can keep and re-use as many times as they like

 

Video training £250

Video Training Available from January 2021!

NEW! Available from January 2021! We now offer a series of Training videos for schools to use where 'live' training is not possible, or to train new staff members in an established Song of Sounds school. Watch this short promo video to get a flavour of what our video training looks like...

 

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Teachers we have trained have given us lots of lovely feedback....

“This was such a fun and entertaining training session!”

“It was great!
So fun
but so informative!”
 

“Fantastic training. Made me feel passionate about teaching phonics in a fun way!”
 

“Very useful session which was delivered enthusiastically and with lots of ideas to try out. “

“Liz and Sue were a highlight at our recent parents’ workshop evening.  Everyone was on their feet joining in with actions and singing along to the song.  They created a real buzz in the school and excitement about phonics.”  

“This training has supported me to bring phonics to life for the staff and children at our school. The staff have already begun to effectively implement this scheme. There have been early indicators in reception of children applying their learning of new sounds, within the first couple of weeks. “

To get in touch about your training requirements and to enquire about costs, please email us on hello@songofsounds.co.uk or telephone our school office on 01243 542913.