Information and Training

As the programme author, Debbie Hepplewhite is the leading UK trainer for the Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters programme.

Click HERE to download a PowerPoint showing the range of Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters resources.

Click HERE to go to Debbie Hepplewhite’s Synthetic Phonics Training and CPD website where you will find a range of training options available.

The video below is a stand-alone Module (14) from Debbie’s ‘Phonics Training Online’ course and describes the rationale and use of the Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters programme. For fully comprehensive professional development, please consider undertaking the self-study ‘Phonics Training Online’ course (£20 plus VAT).

Update 2020: Throughout 2019, Debbie has worked with Oxford University Press to refresh and update the resources of the Floppy’s Phonics programme. Notable changes include:

  1. The content of the interactive CD-ROMs has been moved to a digital subscription platform for necessary technological reasons. A huge advantage of this change is that parents and carers can now be provided with free access to the interactive platform via their children’s schools. This amounts to providing ‘home’ with exceptional audio-visual ‘interactive’ content which helps in developing language comprehension along with the phonics content for reading, spelling and writing.
  2. Previously there were three teachers’ handbooks. The content of the third handbook ‘Planning, Assessment and Resources’ has now been moved to ‘Teaching Handbook 1’ and ‘Teaching Handbook 2’ or to the digital platform. 
  3. The photocopiable, paper-based content which is essential for children’s practice (including revision) is provided via the two teaching handbooks but it is now available in the format of ready-made ‘Activity Books’. These are especially popular in international schools as they simply provide an alternative to teachers photocopying essential material in their schools. 

**Important Note**
At 50 mins 28 secs (slide 57 on assessment), I refer to the first bullet point, “From sound to print for decoding”. This should be, “From print to sound for decoding”. I continue with the second bullet point, “From print to sound for encoding”. This should be, “From sound to print for encoding”. This error is on the video and the printable slide, and in the audio commentary. (Thank you to Alison for drawing this error to my attention.) Debbie Hepplewhite

CLICK HERE to review the content of Debbie’s full ‘Phonics Training Online’ Course!

Click HERE to download a free Parents’ Powerpoint presentation. Modify as required for your school.