Course Outline

This course will focus on supporting the continuity of the teaching and learning of phonic skills into spelling as pupils progress through Key Stage 2. We explore how spelling rules, conventions and how to demonstrate to children what it takes to learn to spell. Ideas for making spelling fun and engaging for children will be shared.

Course Objectives

  • To understand what children need to know to be effective spellers
  • To understand how to merge phonics into spelling
  • To provide strategies and ideas to support the teaching and learning of spelling.

Delegates receive:

  • Completion Certificate
  • Take-away Resources
  • Essential Reading List
  • Optional Post Online Support

About Alexandra Charalambous

SEND and Voice Coach Consultant

Alexandra Charalambous

Alexandra is a teacher trainer, university lecturer and voice expert. Her expertise is in coaching both new and experienced teachers on how to deliver high quality phonics teaching. She has over ten years’ classroom teaching experience and has worked with the British Dyslexia Association and the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. To develop the spoken language and imaginations of KS1 and KS2 pupils and enliven her literacy lessons, Alexandra uses drama techniques. To help practitioners to develop stronger and more effective vocal abilities, Alexandra uses a range of exercises and also offers advice on maintaining a healthy voice throughout a teaching career. Her engaging interactive style ensures those who attend her workshops not only acquire a ‘better voice’, but also a wealth of ideas on how to use their most ‘powerful tool’.