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Ruth Miskin is one of the UK’s leading authorities on teaching children to read. She has many years experience as a head teacher, teacher trainer and consultant in phonics and literacy, working with primary and secondary schools throughout the UK.
Her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets convinced her that when headteachers put reading at the heart of their schools they change everything. Their children learn to read quickly, get the reading habit early, learn to love reading and are successful at school.
These heads ensure that every teacher becomes an expert in the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Ruth’s programmes provide high-quality innovative resources and, even more importantly, provide the training necessary for every teacher and teaching assistant to teach literacy effectively and enthusiastically.
Read Write Inc. Phonics has now been adopted in around 5,000 schools across the UK and worldwide. Oxford University Press published her comprehensive Literacy and Language programme for 6 -11 year olds in May 2013.
Ruth has been an adviser to the Government on many aspects of literacy teaching since 1997, from the early stages of the National Literacy Strategy to the Rose Review into the teaching of reading, the National Curriculum Review Committee and Lord Bew’s SATs Review Committee.
Her work has been featured both by Newsnight on BBC1 and Dispatches on Channel 4.
Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to Education in 2011.