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    Educational School Supplier
    0800 318686
    0800 137525
  • Olubusola Eshiet

    BusolaNewcastle upon Tyne

    Dr Olubusola Eshiet has facilitated training in Jolly Phonics, Jolly Phonics Extra and Jolly Grammar for several thousand teachers in Nigeria and some in Ghana. Her training and mentoring have helped teachers move from enduring English Language teaching to enjoying the subject. She continues to research the use of Jolly Phonics and is the research leader for Jolly Phonics Extra. She shares the results of her research at local and international conferences. Busola supports government bodies, teachers, and schools through Optimalpath Consulting Limited, her business based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England.

    +447538034840 (UK) or +2349092945174 (Nigeria)
    UK and International
  • Hannah Friedwald


    Hannah Friedwald has been teaching phonics using the Jolly Phonics method in Reception for over 11 years. Through this experience Hannah has developed teaching ideas, games and interactive stimulating lessons for whole class and group work. Using Jolly Phonics, she has also been able to successfully integrate SEN children and struggling readers through fun and exciting multisensory activities, to enable easier progression which in turn promotes self-esteem.

    Hannah can give Jolly Phonics training to equip staff with the skills and techniques required to teach beginner readers and facilitate progression in phonics and integration of Literacy through all other areas of the curriculum.

    0208 732 8403
    07732 361019
    Greater London and the surrounding areas
  • Emma Bell

    Emma BellPlymouth

    Emma started teaching EFL in 1994 and since then has done many, many different vocations. All the experiences she’s gained have led her to become a dynamic and inspirational teacher. She came across Jolly Phonics four years ago and finds it an exceptional resource for helping bi-lingual children to read in English. She specialises in teaching 7-11 year olds and children with SpLDs (Specific Learning Differences) and Jolly Grammar. She is also a Cambridge examiner and prepares students for the B1 and B2 examinations.

    0749 167871
    Happy to travel across Europe.
  • Elizabeth Nonweiler


    Elizabeth Noweiler is an experienced teacher who provides training in synthetic phonics for beginning readers, for progression in primary school and for children with reading difficulties. Training includes the use of Jolly Phonics, as well as an overview of a range of effective resources for consolidation, progression and special needs. Elizabeth works across the UK and abroad. She has led a project establishing synthetic phonics in schools in the Caribbean.



    01635 37120
    Across UK and Abroad
  • Jaz Ampaw-Farr

    014 Jaz 360

    Milton Keynes

    Jaz Ampaw-Farr is simply a teacher with a passion for preventing literacy failure; a passion that lead her to become an international ambassador, literacy consultant and director of Which Phonics Ltd – a group of expert trainers offering highly practical literacy Inset. Jaz has worked in a variety of educational settings offering solid, independent and unbiased advice. She was the original Jolly Phonics trainer back in 1995 and has spoken at conferences and advised governments on teaching reading, spelling, writing and grammar in the UK and around the globe. She was the only teacher invited by Sir Jim Rose to assess phonics programmes for the DFE, and one of only 20 training bodies included in the ESPO Phonics Catalogue. She began working with Osiris in 2008 and her clients also include teacher training colleges, local authorities and primary and secondary schools.

    You may recognise Jaz from the BBC spelling show, Hard Spell Abbey, which she worked on as educational advisor, writer and co-presenter.  More recently she appeared as a candidate on the BBC1 show The Apprentice. As a trainer Jaz’s enthusiasm is infectious and hugely motivating. Her background as a stand up comedian, in-depth knowledge of her subject and commitment to making your life as a teacher easier guarantee Jaz’s training to be engaging and resourceful.



    01908 569 442
    UK, Europe and International
  • Marj Newbury


    Marj Newbury is an experienced full-time teacher, wholly committed to Jolly Phonics. She has a wealth of knowledge of implementing successful phonic teaching in nurseries, reception classes, KS1/KS2 & Special Ed. She regularly speaks at higher education institutions, teacher training universities and conferences in the UK. Marj has worked all over the world, has written many published articles, and has been involved in phonics research. Alongside Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar, she also gives training in Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard and Jolly Music. She is highly regarded as an enthusiastic and effective trainer.

    07742 636567
  • Natalie Clayton


    Natalie Clayton is an experienced foundation stage teacher and head of early years department in a Lancashire school. Natalie provides training in Jolly Phonics for beginning readers and children with special educational needs. Natalie has used Jolly Phonics successfully for many years in both primary age range children and pre-school children and provides day long training and visits to individual schools. ‘Jolly Phonics embeds the foundations needed for children to become confident readers and writers.’

    01535 654731
    Bradford/Keighley area and North Yorkshire
  • Andrea Coates


    Andrea has taught Reception class using Jolly Phonics over the past 15 years which has enabled her to accumulate a wealth of experience.  She sees Jolly Phonics as an invaluable tool, means, and introduction to reading in a positive and encouraging way, and which enhances the wonder and excitement of learning for many children. With each new cohort, she has repeatedly witnessed the same enthusiasm as they participate and engage in a fun, multi-sensory approach to learning.  She has been amazed at the ongoing progress of the children as they continue in Year 1 with Jolly Grammar. Andrea can give training in the North West of UK during term time and is willing to travel abroad during school holidays.

    0151 608 9906
    07906 342144
    UK (and Abroad, during school holidays)
  • Synthetic Phonics Advocate Recognised in New Year’s Honours List

    Sue Lloyd, the co-author of Jolly Phonics and Grammar series, has been awarded an MBE for services to education.

    Sue Lloyd said: “I didn’t think in my wildest dreams I’d get something like this. There’s an awful lot of other people who deserve this, people who have been campaigning for synthetic phonics for a long time. I’m very happy to have this honour for all the teachers who have realised how good synthetic phonics is.”

    Mr Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis & Littlehampton, said: “As one of the principal intellectual drivers of synthetic phonics in this country, the honour of an MBE is justly deserved and long overdue. Sue Lloyd’s drive and passion for the effective teaching of reading to young children has and will deliver to generations of children a sound foundation to their education. Her development of the Jolly Phonics programme, so dominant in our country’s primary schools, is testament to that work. The award of an MBE is recognition of all that she has achieved for millions of children.”

    Elizabeth Nonweiler said: “I am thrilled that his award has been given to Sue Lloyd! By creating Jolly Phonics, she has helped children all over the world learn to read and spell words. She has inspired countless teachers, because they have experienced the joy of seeing children learn as a direct result of their teaching with Jolly Phonics. Sue is a committed and active member of the Reading Reform Foundation. She has worked tirelessly and effectively for better teaching of reading, influencing teachers, education leaders, publishers and governments.”

  • Praise for Jolly Music from Karen Marshall, Music Educator (SpLD Specialist Music Teacher)

    “I have found the key to teaching SEN students is using multi-sensory, systematic, reinforced teaching methods.  Jolly Music is a perfect example of all of these three things combined together, making it a wonderful inclusive music education programme.” Karen Marshall, Music Educator (SpLD Specialist Music Teacher).

    Karen is a member of the British Dyslexia Association’s Music Committee, and is also a seminar leader for ABRSM’s Certificate of Teaching (CT ABRSM) course on music and dyslexia. She writes and reviews for Music Teacher magazine.

    For more information about Karen, see The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music website.

  • Jolly Music Pilot Scheme

    The Reception children at Calverton Primary and Oakthorpe Primary have held end-of-year assemblies to show their parents what they have been learning in the Jolly Music pilot scheme. The pilot scheme – a partnership between Jolly Learning Ltd, Newham Music Trust and Calverton Primary School in Newham, and between Jolly Learning Ltd, Enfield Arts Support Service and Oakthorpe Primary School in Enfield – has allowed successful implementation of the Jolly Music programme aimed at raising the achievement of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and training teachers to teach music effectively.

    Jolly Music is a primary school music curriculum based on playground rhymes, songs and games, allowing teachers to deliver an enjoyable lesson to their class. The programme uses a multi-sensory learning method, with all of the teaching done through singing. This makes the programme accessible and inclusive, and allows children to become instant music-makers.

    Teachers of the receptions have received training throughout the year from Jolly Music authors David Vinden and Cyrilla Rowsell. The children at Calverton Primary have had Jolly Music lessons since September and the children at Oakthorpe Primary have had the lessons since October.  The goal has been to not only get the children singing, but also to build their musical experience. At the end of the year the children have been taught musical concepts and skills such as pulse, pitch and rhythm in addition to having become confident performers – as evidenced by their spirited singing in the Jolly Music assemblies.


    Video from Calverton Primary School


    Video from Oakthorpe Primary School


    For more information on Jolly Music pilot scheme, please watch parent and teacher slide presentations from Calverton Primary School here and from Oakthorpe Primary School here.


  • UK Training Courses

    Sidcup, Kent

    Jolly Learning Training with Hannah Friedwald:

    1-Day Jolly Phonics Teacher Training Course

    Date: 24th April, 2017
    Time: Registration from 8:30am for a 9:15am start. Finishes at 3:45pm
    Venue: West Lodge Preparatory School, Station Road, Sidcup, Kent


    • Overview of how to use Jolly Phonics in the first stage of development
    • Look at blending from pre-steps (struggling students) to more complex words including digraphs and alternatives.
    • First steps in segmenting to ensure children are learning skills for spelling to the beginning of spelling rules in phase 5.
    • How tricky words are taught for reading and spelling (with lesson ideas).

    For more information or to book a place, please contact Cara on, or call 02085 010 405



    We’re delighted to bring you SIX fantastic Jolly Phonics and Grammar training courses this August and September with three of our brilliant Jolly Phonics trainers!


    Two-day Jolly Phonics and Grammar Training Courses

    GlasgowTuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th August 2017 with Clare Fulton

    London: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September 2017 with Jaz Ampaw-Farr

    Exchange ideas with other Jolly teachers, experiment with the newest Jolly Phonics products (print and digital) and experience synthetic phonics teaching in practice. A second day progresses on to the older age groups, discussing how Jolly Grammar progresses from phonics in Reception/P1 all the way through the Year 6 /p7. Lunch and refreshments are also included. Course costs £230 + VAT for the two days. Please fill out the booking form and email it to If you have any questions at all, please call 0208 501 0405.


    One-day Jolly Phonics Training Courses

    Inverness: Tuesday 8th August 2017 with Clare Fulton

    Bristol: Tuesday 12th September 2017 with Elizabeth Nonweiler

    Birmingham: Monday 18th September 2017 with Jaz Ampaw-Farr

    Cardiff: Tuesday 19th September 2017 with Elizabeth Nonweiler

    Exchange ideas with other Jolly teachers, experiment with the newest Jolly Phonics products (print and digital) and experience synthetic phonics teaching in practice. Lunch and refreshments are also included. Course costs £115 + VAT for the one day. Please fill out the booking form and email it to If you have any questions at all, please call 0208 501 0405.


    Our special offer – book 2 places, get a 3rd completely FREE! – means we hope that even more members of staff can attend!