Frances Woodward has been a trainer for Sounds-Write since 2005. Since that time, as she teaches Sounds-Write across a range of settings and age groups, she has proven herself to be a highly knowledgeable instructor and an excellent practitioner in her own right. Frances delivers the Sounds-Write training with great confidence, thoroughness and sensitivity to the needs of her trainees and I can wholeheartedly recommend her as a trainer.
Co-founder of Sounds~Write Ltd
Frances has provided invaluable support for our Sounds-Write trained staff. She updated their training and answered their queries. Frances also observed the delivery of the programme and offered staff some guidance and suggestions as to how they could change their lesson plans to maximise pupil engagement and progress. Her input has been superb and I will not hesitate to use her expertise in the future. She has raised the confidence of staff in delivering the Sounds-Write programme and this has impacted positively on pupil engagement, enjoyment of the learning and ultimately, their success. I highly recommend her services to you.
Alban Church of England Academy
When I was in education, the system let me down. They thought I wasn't interested in learning. They didn't care that I was dyslexic. They thought I couldn't learn. I've learnt to support myself but I've always wanted to read.
Learning phonics has put me in the right direction to be able to read. It's the basis of everything. I can write it as well as read it.
There's light at the end of the tunnel now. Going to Frances' class was the best thing I've ever done.
Michael, age 43
It is good doing phonics. We learn all the sounds and the different ways to spell them. It makes sense to me. I have learnt to read quicker than I thought I would.
Shayista, age 34
Over the years I have tried to learn to read. Since I started going to the class, the phonics has helped me a lot. I have learnt the sounds and my reading is coming along well. If it is a harder word, I break it down into smaller bits. I am now enjoying getting books out of the library.
Stan, age 78
Frances was masterful in explaining, demonstrating and assisting those in the workshop, to understand the concepts and skills on which Sounds-Write is based. The organisation and communication of principles and methods was exceptional! A hundred thanks to Frances Woodward!
Attendee on the Sounds-Write course, New York
I didn't think I could do this until I met you.
Hilda, age 36
I read at our Bible Meeting for the first time. Everyone clapped because they knew I couldn't read before.
Vidaya, age 61
My name is Frances Woodward and I am the founder of Forward With Phonics.
I have specialised in the teaching of reading, using synthetic phonics, for the past twelve years and have had successful outcomes with all ages of learner, from five to seventy-five!
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