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List of validated systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) promgrammes

The following is the current list of validated SSP programmes:

  • Anima Phonics: Letters and Sounds Updated
  • Bug Club Phonics
  • Essential Letters and Sounds
  • Floppy’s Phonics[footnote 1]
  • Jolly Phonics[footnote 1]
  • Letterland
  • Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised
  • Monster Phonics [footnote 2]
  • No Nonsense Phonics
  • Phonics International
  • Read Write Inc.
  • Reading Planet Rocket Phonics
  • Sound Discovery[footnote 1]
  • Sounds Together[footnote 1]
  • Sounds-Write
  • Success for All Phonics
  • Supersonic Phonic Friends
  • Twinkl Phonics
  • Unlocking Letters and Sounds
  1. These programmes were previously validated by the Department for Education and will remain validated until they are successful in the spring 2022 validation rounds. If these programmes are not successful in these validation windows, they will be removed from the validated list.  2 3 4

  2. Monster Phonics has been validated by the December 2021 validation panel and this footnote will be removed once the panel has reviewed and accepted final evidence from the Monster Phonics programme providers, regarding decodable material. This programme is validated and funding for the Hubs Programme (and Accelerator Fund) can be used to purchase this phonics programme. 

Reading for Pleasure - Transforming your School's Reading Culture (TSRC)

Transforming your School’s Reading Culture (TSRC)

Wensum English Hub are delighted to be offering a FREE medium level support group for English leaders looking at developing a whole school reading community and culture.

Reading for Pleasure- Transforming your School's Reading Culture (TSRC) has been designed by New Vision English Hub, Teresa Cremmins and the DfE and supports The Reading Framework 2021.

The TSRC programme is a sustained, research based CPD programme, aimed at primary English leads. 

The programme consists of 5 core sessions run by Wensum English Hub, alongside 10 optional workshops which are run by the New Vision English Hub. 

You will need to sign up to attend all 5 core sessions to be part of this support group.

The sessions are as follows:

Session One: Reading for Pleasure: a whole school culture

7th October 2021

1.30pm – 4pm

Session Two: Creating whole school change 

25th November 2021

1.30pm – 4pm

Session Three:Creating a reading school: structural changes

25th January 2022


Session Four: Creating a reading school: behavioural changes

26th April 2022 

1.30pm – 4pm

Session Five: Celebrating impact and sustaining change

5th July 2022


The TSRC programme is a sustained, research based CPD programme aimed at primary English Leads. During the course of the programme participants will engage deeply with reading for pleasure pedagogy and leadership theory to transform their school’s reading culture. Participants will attend 5 sessions and complete gap tasks in between sessions. Those who commit will be expected to attend all sessions.

Programme aims:

·         Understand the research underpinning RfP practice and pedagogy

·         Widen knowledge of children’s literature

·         Transform whole school reading culture in your school

·         Develop the leadership skills to initiate and sustain change

·         Become advocates for RfP and share experiences and best practice 

We are expecting that this event will be very popular and are therefore asking schools to express any interest in the event by completing the following form: 

Expression of Interest Form. Please complete this form no later than 8th October 2021