Education Endowment Foundation:Read Write Inc. Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics

Ruth Miskin Training
Implementation costThe cost estimates in the Toolkits are based on the average cost of delivering the intervention. 
Evidence strengthThis rating provides an overall estimate of the robustness of the evidence, to help support professional decision-making in schools.Not given for this trial
Impact (months)The impact measure shows the number of additional months of progress made, on average, by children and young people who received the intervention, compared to similar children and young people who did not.
Project info

Independent Evaluator

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Testing the impact of a systematic synthetic phonics programme for early readers.

Schools: 72 Grant: £247,650
Key Stage: 1 Duration: 4 year(s) 7 month(s) Type of Trial: Efficacy Trial
Completed October 2022

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a literacy programme for children in Reception to Year 4 (age 4 – 9) that teaches reading and writing through a systematic approach rooted in phonics. The programme begins with 20-minute daily lessons in term 1 of Reception, building up to an hour a day by Year 1. In this study, schools were to receive two initial training days and two follow up training days for the staff member appointed to lead on the programme (the Reading Leader), two training days for whole-school staff, and 16 in-school development days, where a trainer from Ruth Miskin Training (RMT) would visit the school to provide support.