Nerida May teaches at ENS: Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi. She first taught with Jolly Phonics in her New Zealand school from 1999 to 2005. She has also taught, and run workshops, in Muscat, Oman (2005 to 2008) and Jakarta, Indonesia (2008 to 2011). She has seen how successful the programme can be in teaching reading, spelling and writing.
Rehab El Sokary has taught with Jolly Phonics for many years at one of the most reputable schools in Alexandria. She has seen the positive outcome with the young learners and the importance of this kind of teaching. She is keen to help other teachers achieve these same results. She now runs her own English enrichment centre called Start Smart.
Amatullah has been a Montessori Directress for the last ten years and Teacher Trainer for the last five years, alternating between the UK and Egypt. She currently offers training in the Montessori Method and Child Development, as well as TESOL and TEFL, as well as Jolly Phonics, at her centre in New Cairo. She first used Jolly Phonics ten years ago with her own children and thereafter in schools in the UK and Egypt, and has worked with teachers in Egypt on how to use the programme. Jolly Phonics has been by far the most effective phonics programme that she has used with both English and ESL students and she is eager to share it with other teachers. She is based in Cairo, but is willing to travel further afield at request.
Susan Darby is a British teacher who first introduced Jolly Phonics to Iran in 1995, at an International Kindergarten, where she worked as Educational Manageress and Pre-School teacher, and achieved outstanding results in literacy. Over the years she has installed Jolly Phonics in numerous educational establishments and has recently opened up a Jolly Phonics Centre for children in Tehran. She is available to run individual or group workshops for teachers from Kindergartens, Schools and Institutes.
Imke Herold is originally Dutch but has been living and teaching in Amman since 1995, and has held Head of KG and Primary positions in several schools. She was introduced to Jolly Phonics whilst teaching at IAA and has since been a strong advocate, having seen the excellent results achieved due to the programme. She has conducted many workshops for teachers and parents, and relishes the opportunity to enthuse others and share her passion.
Zsofia Victor owns and is principal of the Learning Steps Montessori Nursery. She has seen how Jolly Phonics, with its multisensory way, compliments the Montessori teaching. She is an enthusiastic user of Jolly Phonics having seen wonderful results with 3-5 year olds using it. She has given training on Jolly Phonics to teachers and presentation to parents in Kuwait for some time.
Sona has over 12 years of experience teaching in the world of Kindergarten. Having previously taught with other methods, Sona has seen greater achievements from the children, and a real enjoyment of learning since she began using Jolly Phonics at the Nazarene School 5 years ago.
Freda Baksh has a Diploma in Pre-School Practice and she teaches at Umm Al-Amaad Primary School in Doha, having previously taught in the UK. She teaches simultaneously in Arabic and English (with a colleague providing the Arabic), switching from one to the other to tell the story for each letter sound. Freda is aware that the synthetic phonics teaching in Jolly Phonics is not securely used and she is keen to enable it through training and support.
Faten Salah has TEFL, TESOL and Montessori diplomas as well as a masters degree in special education. Through her company, LEDS, she is also the distributor for Jolly Learning in Saudi Arabia. She has taught, trained teachers, trained trainers and supervised schools with the help of her team. She brings a clear understanding and boundless enthusiasm to her training to enable teachers achieve excellent results with Jolly Phonics.
Hanan Helmi Nassar had her teacher training in Amman, Jordan. She has taught with Jolly Phonics for several years in Jeddah while also supervising other teachers using the programme. She divides her time between Jordan and Saudi Arabia and can give training in both.
24th August 2011 – Hanan Nasser talks about Training in Jordan
“On Wednesday 24th August 2011, I held a free Jolly Phonics training session at Hill House Kindergarten, Amman, for 25 teachers from Hill House and Ahliah School.
I decided to run the session for free because I am eager to help schools in Jordan to get started with Jolly Phonics as easily as possible. I also took Jolly Phonics resources with me so the participants could have the chance to see them and see how they could use them.
The participants (and myself!) all thoroughly enjoyed the training and the amazing experience of discussing issues surrounding literacy teaching, and sharing new methods with eachother.”
Hanan Nassar is running after school Jolly Phonics classes to improve students’ reading every tuesday.
Venue: Jazeerat Al Uloom Schools, Al Salama District 2- Behind Habitat Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Time: Every Tuesday from 2:30pm – 4pm
The classes are for children of all ages from local schools. Teachers are also welcome to attend, as they will find it useful. The objective is to make reading fun while improving student’s reading level.
Please contact Hanan on (tel) 0541851217 or (email) email@example.com to find out more.
Faten Salah and LEDS carried out successful training for over 50 teachers from the western province of Saudi Arabia. The workshop covered synthetic phonics, teaching the five skills with Jolly Phonics, practical classroom and lesson advice, explored the new Jolly Learning products, and gave an overview of the Jolly Music programme.
Fatan Salah, an experienced teacher and Jolly Phonics Professional Trainer, inspired the teachers who attended as she gave an energetic and engaging workshop, demostrating both her extensive knowledge and confidence not only in her own teaching, but in the ability of all people to teach successfully with Jolly Learning.
LEDS will be conducting more workshops on Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music around Saudi Arabia in the coming years.