Celeste Musgrave is an experienced teacher with over 20 years of classroom practice and has been challenged with children of non – English backgrounds and special needs. She has trained teachers in synthetic phonics throughout Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the UK. She is also currently teaching children with learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy. Celeste runs a teacher training orgainsation called Jolly Discoveries, offering courses in literacy and other curriculum areas throughout Australia.
Canberra, ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
Jan Marsh is a primary school teacher and has used Jolly Phonics with young children for a number of years with outstanding results. In conjunction with Maris Sayer, she has presented information sessions and workshops to parents and teachers. These sessions include video footage taken at her school demonstrating Jolly Phonics working in the classroom.
Frances Scobie and Jan Polkinghorne each have over 30 years Primary classroom experience. Since then they have tutored children with specific learning difficulties and provided training in Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar, computer software and IWB skills. They are aware of research into Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar that demonstrates repeatedly the raising of standards of reading and spelling. They work from the SPELD SA (Special Learning Difficulties Association) Centre and give training courses there, or they can give training at your venue.
Victoria Carlton, is the director of The International Centre for Excellence (ICE), and extensively uses Jolly Phonics to help West Australian children improve and succeed at literacy skills. She frequently travels to the UK to meet the authors and publisher of Jolly Phonics and to check on current research in this area. She developed and conducted her own programmes which are used with great success at her own centre in Australia and now in her licensed centre in Singapore. Victoria has conducted many professional training courses for teachers and parents in Australia and S.E.A., all of whom are attracted to her pragmatic and clear approach as it provides a clear pathway through the educational “maze”. She has trained thousands of teachers and educators for more than 10 years jointly with September 21 Enterprise Pte Ltd in Singapore. Her workshops are so popular that she has now committed to travelling to Singapore 4 times annually to conduct the highly successful Jolly Learning training workshops. Her workshops are attended by participants from all over the Asia Pacific region. Victoria is convinced that Jolly Phonics is the most effective literacy programme available to teach literacy skills and was featured on the TV current affairs program, Today Tonight, to demonstrate and discuss the approach.
Melissa Schoorman took the initiative to trial Jolly Phonics in her school. Such were the results, in higher achievement and the ending of failure, that she was asked to guide the rest of the teaching staff in teaching with Jolly Phonics, and also Jolly Grammar.
Jacqui Tarquinio has taught with Jolly Phonics in NSW, Melbourne and the UK (where she first found the programme). She has been surprised at the low awareness of this teaching in Victoria. She is passionate to enable other teachers to achieve with it, having seen how Jolly Phonics gives children the tools and confidence to read and write.
Jacqui is available to help implement Jolly Phonics to teachers within Victorian schools. Please contact her via email to arrange a time.
Santina Di Mauro is an experienced teacher with over 20 years classroom experience and has trained teachers in the use of Jolly Phonics in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the UK. She is dedicated to providing teachers with training that gives them what they want as well as what they need.
SA & Australia
Leonie Shelley is a Junior Primary teacher who has had outstanding student success using Jolly Phonics. She is passionate about training other teachers in Jolly phonics to raise literacy standards. Leonie is able to train teachers and parents in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar.
Ros Rolton is a dedicated junior primary teacher with 30 years of classroom practice; she has used Jolly Phonics in her classroom for the past five years with outstanding results. Ros has developed a range of ideas to engage parents in their child’s literacy development; and has presented regular information sessions to parents, school services officers, teachers and site leaders.
Nicola Carr-White has taught in many and varied roles during her teaching career which spans almost 30 years. She began teaching Jolly Phonics with Kindy/Pre-Primary students followed by Junior Primary for several years and found that the program produced outstanding student results in early literacy. She is available to conduct training in a variety of formats, from staff meeting presentations to full day workshops, throughout Western Australia and further afield by invitation.
Michelle has been teaching R-7 students for 20 years, much of which, in category 1 schools with a huge diversity of students in terms of social disadvantage, learning needs and ethnicity. She has seen the impact of Jolly Phonics and the outstanding results that her students achieve with the programme. Michelle is keen to share her experiences with other teachers, so they too can make a difference to their students.