Newcastle 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
Caroline Knowles has been a class teacher, SENCO, Assistant Head and a leading literacy teacher for the Wirral. She has also worked for a year in Nigeria teacher training. With Jolly Phonics she has seen children having fun and making rapid progress. She has also seen the need for teachers and teaching assistants to have a firm understanding so they can be confident and imaginative in using the programme.
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.
Dr. Susan Whittaker is currently a Curriculum Coordinator in Literacy at an SEN school in Slough, England. Susan works primarily with children within the Autism Provision where she uses Jolly Phonics to secure the reading skills of both verbal and non-verbal children. Susan has previously taught kindergarten and early childhood special education in the US and Canada where she used Jolly Phonics as her foundation phonics programme. As part of her doctorate programme (Ed.D), through Aurora University, Susan researched the use of Jolly Phonics as a whole-group curriculum as weak as its use in small group reading intervention, with remarkable results. Susan continues to conduct ongoing research in the use of Jolly Phonics and offers support in the USA through her business; Jolly Reading, based in Niagara Falls, New York. Susan is eager to support school districts and teachers in the use of both the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programmes.
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.”
“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.
The Department for Education recently monitored one of our training events for Match Funding in London; read their report on the training here.
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.
Training with Hannah Friedwald:
Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Time: 9:15am-3:30pm (9am registration for a 9:15 start)
Venue: Hendon, North West London
This course is for headteachers, teachers and classroom assistants who want to learn more about the synthetic phonics approach to reading and writing.
Come and join us and learn how to enthuse and motivate children with Jolly Phonics, a fun and multi-sensory approach to teaching reading and writing.
Cost: £100 (includes refreshments and lunch)
Places are limited so pre-booking is essential. Further details of the event and game ideas linking phonics and beanbags will be sent out with booking confirmation.
To book, or for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07732 361019
Glasgow: Tuesday 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 email@example.com. If you have any questions at all, please call 0208 501 0405.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions at all, please call 0208 501 0405.