There are reams of research concluding that systematic phonics instruction is the best way to teach children how to read and spell. In 2005, Educational Psychologist, Michael Wood worked with a primary school to see how this theory could be put into practice. Could it really make such a difference to students’ outcomes?
YES! Recall of the sounds improved. Decoding improved. Fluency improved. Spelling improved. And so quickly!
That was the beginning of Phonics Hero. Since then, we’ve made over 850 systematic synthetic phonics games, launched our no-prep Phonics Lessons and taught tens of thousands of children to read and spell across the globe.
Katherine has spent the last fifteen years working in synthetic phonics on both print and online products. She works side-by-side with our educational contributors developing phonics products which are fun but – most importantly – make an impact.
Michelle helps schools make the Phonics Hero magic happen! Having previously worked for a phonics publisher for 3 years, Michelle understands the intricacies of how schools get things done. She works with teachers getting them started and guiding them through how to get the best from Phonics Hero.
With over 14 years of Partnership and Business Development experience under her belt, Dovenia understands the needs of both global and local clients. She firmly believes the best business relationships are win-win and wants to help share the love of Phonics Hero to all corners of the globe, and improve child literacy everywhere!
Jenny creates content for Phonics Hero’s website and social media accounts and assists parents with getting the most out of Phonics Hero. With an MFA in Creative Writing and a social work background, literacy holds a special place in her heart.