Phonics: Phases 1–4

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A course for teachers wishing to develop an understanding of basic Phonics teaching for Phases 1–4.


This is a full day course.


Why should I attend and what will it cover?

  • To explore the theoretical and historical landscape related to the teaching of phonics
  • To understand the importance of early phonological development, providing meaningful activities to support this in your setting.
  • To clarify subject knowledge around the terminology related to phonics teaching
  • To get to know the expectations related to the pace and progression of learning
  • To become familiar and confident with the basic phonic code and teaching of blending and segmenting
  • To receive guidance for the teaching of synthetic phonics through knowing the lesson sequence
  • To explore strategies for teaching Common Exception Words.


Who should go?

  • Head of Department
  • Subject Lead/ Coordinator
  • Teacher



This is a full day course.

Upon registration our booking system will correctly display the cost of this course based on your school package status.

  • CPD Package subscribers: There will be no charge for this course for schools that have purchased the CPD Package.
  • Pay as you go BDSIP Members: For schools that have not bought the CPD Package, there will be a charge of £200 per delegate for BDSIP members.
  • Pay as you go non-members: There will be a charge of £250 per delegate for schools that do not currently have BDSIP membership. 



Aspire, Warren Junior School, Gordon Rd, Dagenham, Romford RM6 6DA


Additional information

If you can’t attend, or if a colleague will be attending in your place, please inform us as soon as you can before the event.

Cancellations less than five working days before the course may still be charged.

Lunch will not provided.


Who to contact

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact the course leader: Nicola Wix at

For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact:


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