Phonics International Programme by Debbie Hepplewhite

Comprehensive and flexible phonics programme which can be used from P1-P7 for phonics, reading, spelling and intervention
Programme Overview and How to Use
Useful page of collated Phonics International resources
Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ FREE resources – from ages 3+ to adult as required

Alphabetic Code Charts

A full range of over 30 free Alphabetic Code Charts


A useful range of assessments, that can be used formally or informally, to easily identify gaps in children’s phonics knowledge and determine which units in the PI programme are suitable.

If you’re looking for a commercial test that goes beyond the Phonics Screening Check, this word reading test goes up to a reading age of 12 and, unlike most other ‘reading age’ tests, it contains a phonics and blending element too.

Anne Glennie Resources and Links

Scottish Alphabetic Code Chart
Petition to the Scottish Parliament on research-informed reading instruction
The Literacy Ice Lolly
How to Spot Fake Phonics
Identifying Reading Problems Key
From Phonics Phobic to Phonics Fanatic

Decodable Reading Books

Many companies will be happy to send you samples. Make sure the books you are ordering are fully decodable and are not ‘banded’ or ‘levelled’.
Huge range of decodable reading books
New, attractive range of decodable reading books from Rising Stars
Decodable books to accompany Floppy’s Phonics from Oxford University Press
Designed especially for learners with ASN, decodable readers from beginner to adult
Big Cat Phonics from Collins

Reading Research and Discussion

For research information, the following three sites are highly recommended:
The UK Reading Reform Foundation
The International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction
Susan Godsland’s award-winning site

Other Phonics Programmes and Resources by Debbie Hepplewhite

Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters
Floppy’s Phonics Programme Overview
Comprehensive online phonics training course from Debbie Hepplewhite (Master’s credits/accreditation available)
No Nonsense Phonics Skills (printed, pick-up-and-go resources with free training)

Free alphabet and handwriting resources
Debbie’s font collection

Phonics Screening Check and ‘Bold Beginnings’

Phonics Screening Check 2019 (highly recommended!)
Bold Beginnings’ looks at the Reception (Primary 1) curriculum in successful schools and how well it prepared 4 and 5 year olds for the rest of their education and beyond