Training in the Sound Reading System
A full training in the SRS method takes just four days. The teaching day is from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Each day is intense and builds on the previous days’ experience. Please be absolutely certain you can commit to the entire course when deciding whether to apply. The cost of the training is £550 and this includes the full pack of teaching materials and CD. It also includes Certification. There may be extra venue costs. There are special prices for whole school training and groups.
One Day Overview
An ‘Overview’ of the programme will introduce your staff to how the SRS works and will also help you to decide if the System is what you are looking for. This is not a training.
Who will find the training course useful?
SRS runs ‘open’ trainings, usually in Oxford, where teachers, TAs, private tutors and parents are very welcome to apply. SRS will also run training in your Primary or Secondary school, Academy or Special School, FE College or Young Offenders’ Institution.
What will you learn?
During the four days you will understand the nature of the English Alphabet code and how to teach it simply and logically. You will also understand what happens to children when they are taught to read without the code.
You will learn how to diagnose the learner and where to begin teaching; you will learn how flexible the programme is and how it can adapt to the individual learner’s needs.
You will learn how to teach the code in steps that move from simple to complex and how to support the learner that can read but inaccurately.
You will learn how to teach reading and spelling simultaneously so that the learner’s spelling improves with their reading. Research tells us that the relationship between reading and spelling is reciprocal and that they are reversible, ‘the two sides of the same coin’.
Above all, on completion of the training you will be able to teach anyone of any age, even those with reading problems. You will be in possession of exciting and rewarding skills.
At the end of the course, you will take away an ‘Open book’ test to complete in your own time. Please regard the test as an opportunity to consolidate you new knowledge! The test will be marked and returned to you with SRS Certification.
Recent trainings have taken place in Liverpool (secondary), Stretford (secondary) in both cases the SEN department. Two trainings were undertaken by the SEN team across the region of Dumfries and Galloway, training the teachers going into primary and secondary schools. Whole primary school trainings have recently taken place in Newark and in Special schools in Oxford. SEN departments in Northampton and South Shields are using SRS…Teachers have come from Bangladesh and Dubai, from Israel and Namibia to learn how to use SRS…
The most useful reading for the course is Diane McGuinness: Why Children Can’t Read and what we can do about it, published by Penguin in 1997.Further reading: Growing a Reader from Birth, W.W. Norton, 2004, Early Reading Instruction, MIT Press, 2004 and Language Development and Learning to Read, MIT Press, 2005. All by Dr McGuinness and available on Amazon.