Ruth Miskin

CEO and creator of Read Write Inc.


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.

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 and the ITT Review.

Her work has been featured both by Newsnight on BBC2 and Dispatches on Channel 4.

Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to Education in 2011.

Mel Erwin

Director

Mel began her teaching career over twenty years ago as a Reception teacher in Tower Hamlets. She worked closely with Ruth during the development of Read Write Inc. Phonics and now runs the organisation from our office in London.

Together, Ruth and Mel drive the mission - teach every child to read. No excuses.

Her most memorable teaching moment? ‘Reading So Much by Trish Cooke to my first Reception class – a wonderful, lyrical story. They were spell-bound and all clapped loudly at the end. I knew I wanted every child to be able to read and love reading – to engage emotionally with stories’. 

Davina Owen

Assistant Director

Davina has been teaching for 35 years and was awarded Primary Teacher of the Year 2001. Prior to working for Ruth Miskin, Davina worked as a Primary Literacy Consultant for Leicestershire, having spent several years as an Advanced Skills Teacher specialising in literacy and teaching and learning strategies.

Davina joined the Ruth Miskin team as a trainer in 2007 and became Head of Training in June 2011. She is now Assistant Director.

Ceri Brinkworth

Training Development Leader

Ceri was an experienced and passionate Read Write Inc. teacher and reading leader. Her teaching was graded outstanding by Estyn. She taught Read Write Inc. throughout her career, modelling lessons and training staff. Having jointly led a school in Monmouthshire to model school status, she then led the implementation of the Read Write Inc. programme in a school in Caerphilly with great success, before becoming a full-time trainer. She now works on developing training and training trainers.

Nina Coglin

Head of Operations

Nina works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as Head of Operations. She runs the organisation on a day-to-day basis and keeps our beautiful building functioning. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, Nina can advise schools and individuals on their training needs. She helps LAs, school groups and academy chains arrange a joined up approach to RWI training and support.

Richard Hartley

Lead Software Engineer

Richard works in the London head office as the Lead Software Engineer. Managing the Technology Team, Richard is responsible for developing and maintaining the online and internal systems and ensuring things are running smoothly.

Elly Taylor

Film Project Manager

Elly works closely with trainers, teaching staff and children to film activities and create video resources for trainings and the School Portal. She also works with parents to make Parent Films for the Ruth Miskin Training website, and create clips for our social media pages.

Elly was a Consultant Trainer for two years before starting in this role, and prior to that was a secondary school English Teacher and primary school teacher in inner London.

Olivia Bennett

Training and Programme Coordinator

Olivia works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as a Training and Programme Coordinator. She arranges in-school training for international schools across the globe and is the first port of call for any school that contacts the office. Olivia also carries out administration and coordination tasks that help to develop and improve our training.

Gabriel Cramer

Marketing Coordinator

Gabriel works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as the Marketing Coordinator. He prepares copy for marketing campaigns, organises Free Events and liaises with other members of the team to provide content for the website and newsletter.

Maja Marimla

Regional Training Coordinator

Maja works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as our Regional Training Coordinator. She arranges training in venues across England and Wales for individuals and small groups. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, Maja can advise schools and individuals on their training needs.

Vivian Meza

Training Ops Manager

Vivian works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as Training Ops Manager, leading the team of Training Coordinators. Viv also books in-school and regional training, and is the first port of call for any school that contacts the office. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, she can advise schools and individuals on their training needs.

Vivek Santhirababu

Lead Software Engineer

Vivek works in the London head office on our Technology team as Lead Software Engineer. He is responsible for developing and maintaining our online and internal systems, websites and technologies.

Isla Tyrrell

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Isla works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She works alongside Gabriel and Richard, contributing content to our social media channels and helping to coordinate our free Read Write Inc. events all around the country.

Gaenor Kirkby

Consultant Trainer and Team Leader

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Year 2 Teacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

Watching children at my inner-city school as they saw their new library for the first time. One boy said 'It's like a dream!' Many of them didn't have any books at home and the school had never had a proper library.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Always believe in yourself and never give up. There is always a way.

Kelly Sallis

Consultant Trainer and Team Leader

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Literacy Coordinator

Most memorable teaching moment:

The first time my Reception class heard the story of 'The Snowman' – they were stunned into silence at the end and then burst into a spontaneous round of applause.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Enthusiasm is contagious.

Natalie Clayton

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader, KS1 Leader and Deputy Headteacher

Favourite part of the training:

I love demonstrating activities with the delegates with them in role as the children and supporting teachers on Development Days; teaching real 'live' children in schools.

Best piece of teaching advice:

In my NQT year a headteacher said to me 'children only get one chance'. They do.

Louise Crowther

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and EYFS Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

A mum crying when she heard her 4 year old son read his first decodable storybook. She was a non-reader. The moment fuelled my passion for getting ALL children reading.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Deeply care about EVERY child and NEVER give up on them. There is always a way, you just have to find it.

Ashlin Crutchlow

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and EYFS Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

A little girl in Reception had a fear of putting pencil to paper and would get upset. Each day I would invite her to the writing table and encourage her to have a go, and one day she did! There was no stopping her. I will never forget how happy she looked that day.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Always be reflective and part of the solution.

Paul Daglish

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Acting Headteacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

My most memorable teaching moment was when I received a National Teaching Award for Outstanding New Teacher during my NQT year.

Favourite part of the training:

I love the buzz and excitement at the end of training when delegates cannot wait to get back to school to practise before teaching Read Write Inc. to their children.

Anna Ellwood

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

English Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

Sharing my passion for literature and the power of words when we talk about the importance of daily storytime for all children.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Never underestimate the power of reading to children, regardless of their age. Everyone loves a story if it's told with feeling and enthusiasm. If we love reading, so will they.

Amanda Fawcett

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Headteacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

Colin, an enthusiastic Year 1 boy, had yet to learn Set 1 Sounds. The rest of the class were learning Set 2 and 3 and he was beginning to get disaffected. I introduced Read Write Inc. Phonics and Colin was taught to read at the appropriate level daily. He was reading Set 1 Sounds and blending within a few weeks. One happy Colin!

Best piece of teaching advice:

Persevere and find a solution. There is always a way of reaching every child.

Lynn Fox

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Leader of Core Learning and Year 5 Teacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

A wonderful little girl I was working with one-to-one to learn her initial sounds. She absolutely loved everything. 'I love flowers. I love towers. I love mountains - not as much as flowers. I love flowers. And towers.' What a star!

Best piece of teaching advice:

Practise, practise, practise!

Rosie Instone

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Favourite part of the training:

The Development Days – I love working with the children, especially the 'oh, I get it' moments. Priceless.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Be a magpie! Some of my best lessons have been based around ideas I have 'borrowed' from other teachers' great practice.

Beck King

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Literacy Coordinator

Most memorable teaching moment:

Years ago I set up a small unit for students who had been permanently excluded from school. When deciding upon a name for the facility one student suggested 'Chances'. When asked why she said that it was because I had given her another chance with her education.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Be a 'charismatic hero' to your pupils. Be the person they remember and cross the street to speak to in years to come.

Ann Marie Rutter

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Assistant Headteacher, Literacy Coordinator and Reading Leader

Favourite part of the training:

Showing delegates how we read our storybook for the third time and how we think out loud as we read.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Be prepared, be focused, listen to your children, and know you can help each one grow and learn. Stay passionate and never give up.

Cal Tobin

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Assistant Headteacher and Reading Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

Teaching a Year 1 child, with no previous school experience, to read. Witnessing her become a fluent reader one year later was a joy.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Invest in developing relationships – with your knowledge, your colleagues, your community and above all your children. All will bring the biggest return.

Debbie Wilson

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

KS1 Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Reading Leader and SENCO

Most memorable teaching moment:

Seeing the transformation in a child from disengaged to motivated and inquisitive once they can read.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Be reflective, flexible, and responsive.

Sue Boshell

Consultant Trainer and Team Leader

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

The day one little boy in Year 3 stood up in assembly and read to the whole school. He had previously been a reluctant reader and struggled to keep up with his peers. After individual tuition every day and lots of encouragement, he finally cracked it! I can hear the pride on his voice and it still makes me cry to think about it.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Never give up on a child; be the one that makes the difference.

Ian Bristo

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

Development Days are my favourite part of the job – building strong relationships with schools, staff, and children. I love that when I return, the SLT want to show off the progress, staff are beaming with confidence, and children are proud of their reading. It's the journey of working together, believing that we can all achieve the goal of getting every child to read.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Enthusiasm is infectious. Children love what you love.

Ruth Broadhead

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Year 1 and Reception Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

In role as class teacher with the delegates as my children – I love 'performing'.

Best piece of teaching advice:

We're all always learning – you won't always get it right first time.

Emma Chambers

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Year 1 Teacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

Seeing a child in Year 6, who had previously lacked confidence in reading, excitedly running towards me with a book. I’ll never forget the pride on her face as she said ‘I CAN read’. 

Favourite part of the training:

Development Days  working with staff and children to get every child reading and loving it. Returning to a school to see the progress made is so rewarding.

Heidi Darby

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

Sharing my passion for EVERY child learning to read and knowing that I have an impact on so many children's reading journeys.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Never stop learning.

Claire Finkel

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Deputy Headteacher

Favourite part of the training:

When teachers understand the importance of both accuracy and fluency when children are learning to read.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Narrate the positive.

Pauline Maher

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and EYFS Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

A Year 2 pupil had written a thank you card at the end of the school year. He thanked me for being able to answer every question he had asked.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Never assume, explain everything.

Sarah Pennick

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Year 1 Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

Building sentences orally with children – it's such a collaborative way of teaching writing at all stages.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Have fun – if you don't then the children won't either.

Angela Jukes

Consultant Trainer and Team Leader

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Favourite part of the training:

Building sentences before writing – I love the interaction with the delegates and some of the ideas they propose.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Build a relationship with every child.

Amy Hayter

Consultant Trainer and Team Leader

Previous role:

Reading Leader and KS1 Leader

Favourite part of the training:

Teaching a whole Speed Sound lesson. It's the first time the delegates see a lesson all the way through. Teachers love seeing the teaching steps come to life. At break, people often say to me 'I can see what you were like as a teacher!' For me, it's a really important part of the training.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Believe in your children. Have high expectations of what they CAN do. Never believe they cannot do something. As soon as you think that, you've limited them.

Sinead Belcher

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Favourite part of the training:

Watching the delegates gain confidence throughout the day so they all leave ready to teach their children to read and write.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Stay positive, reflective, and love what you do.

Nick Cannon

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Acting Headteacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

When teaching poetry to a class in role, one child said that although my outer persona was a ferocious lion, inside was a calm and nurturing soul. The power of poetry and understanding character!

Favourite part of the training:

Igniting the excitement in teaching – showing teachers that they can be themselves and make a difference.

Gareth Carlson-James

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Deputy Headteacher and SENCO

Favourite part of the training:

Seeing the delegates' enthusiasm to stand up and practise teaching reading straight away.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Make storytime the best part of the school day to develop a real love of reading.

Natasha Cox

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Favourite part of the training:

When people start to nod and really 'get it'. You see delegates start to get excited as they appreciate how much the programme will help their children learn to read and write.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Smile and engage with the children.

Laura Hanslip

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Year 1 and 2 Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

The opportunity to become part of a school and embark on the reading journey with them. I love returning to a school to see the enormous amount of dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work that has been put in to ensure every child learns to read.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Never give up and never be afraid to ask for help.

Sarabjit Kaur

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Assistant Headteacher

Favourite part of the training:

The precious moment when delegates leave the training room feeling empowered and able to get every child reading.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Engage children before you teach them so that they are listening to every word you say.

Nick Locke

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

KS2 Leader

Favourite part of the training:

When we discuss the power of teaching children individually for ten minutes a day to ensure no child slips through the net.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Be reflective and adaptable. Had a great lesson? What made it successful? Lesson not so great? Think about why and how you will adapt to improve it next time.

Rebecca Loza

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and SENCO

Favourite part of the training:

Empowering staff to teach children to read.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Never give up, there is always a way for a child to make progress regardless of perceived barriers to progress.

Rosie Manning

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Assistant Headteacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

In my first year, I was a Reception teacher. A shy boy joined my class who found it hard to blend. I worked with him every day until he could blend independently and, by the end of the year, he was reading storybooks which matched the sounds he knew. He gained confidence and loved being part of our class. I learnt how I could make a positive impact on children's lives.

Favourite part of the training:

I love demonstrating activities in the training. It gives teachers a real sense of what it's like to be in the lessons and know how children in their classroom might feel.

Sara Rice-Oxley

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Teacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

When I was a teacher, every day during my lunch hour, I worked with a Year 2 boy in a desperate attempt to teach him to read. I didn't have a system. I was failing him and he felt like a failure. It was heartbreaking. Following Read Write Inc. training, I changed everything for him quickly and he learnt to read. If I bump into his mum now, she always tells me that he will never forget me.

Arlene Rodrigues-Naim

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Year 4 Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

I really enjoy working with children in the one-to-one coaching sessions. It is so wonderful to see the progress children can make in such a short space of time.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Constantly strive to do better, because every child deserves your best effort.

Rhian Phillips

Consultant Trainer and Team Leader

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Acting Headteacher

Favourite part of the training:

Storytime: promoting emotional engagement and enthusiasm to ensure children learn to love books.

Best piece of teaching advice:

A simple, kind word, or a smile, means everything to a child.

Rhianwen Ashford

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Favourite part of the training:

Teaching the phonic lessons and seeing the delegates realise how clear and achievable the teaching steps are.

Best piece of teaching advice:

I remember a lecturer at university telling us not to make promises you can't keep. As a newly qualified teacher, I realised the importance of this and have always tried to be consistent.

Rachel Houldsworth

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

Teaching one particular child to blend a word for the first time, I'll never forget the pride on the child's face.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Do your absolute best and have fun doing it.

Helen Harris

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Teacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

One child I worked with in Year 3 was unable to read. Thanks to Read Write Inc. Phonics, he started to learn and changed from being worried and anxious to confident and happy. On my last day at school he said goodbye and I thought he had gone home. Five minutes later he came running back with tears in his eyes and gave me the biggest hug.

Katie Lillis

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Year 1 Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

Showing headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants HOW we teach our programme. I love demonstrating the lessons, then explaining the teaching steps before the delegates ‘have a go’ and practise the steps. The best way to learn is by doing!

Best piece of teaching advice:

Always be clear about the teaching purpose.

Kirsten Mackie

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

When you see the delegates suddenly understanding what we are about – teaching every child to read.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Children take more notice if you lower the sound of your voice.

Sarah Jones

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Favourite part of the training:

Exploring the complexities of the English alphabetic code and how we make it easy for children.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Whatever you are teaching – if you love it, the children will love it too.

Ruth Gyles-Brown

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Early Years Coordinator

Most memorable teaching moment:

Working with a family new to the country and seeing the journey their first-born child made during her Reception year.

Favourite part of the training:

On Day 1 of training, delegates teach a phonic lesson to their partners with confidence. It's great to see them smiling and teaching reading with knowledge and passion. When they get back to school even more children will get out of the reading gate early.

Jodie Leary

Facilities Assistant

Jodie works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as the Facilities Assistant. She assists with and prepares for all events and regional trainings which take place at our London training facilities.

Jilly Crawford

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

EYFS Leader and Literacy Consultant

Favourite part of the training:

I love the quote by Jeanette Winterson – 'Teach a child to read and keep that child reading and we will change everything. And I mean everything.' It explains why we do what we do and won't ever give up. When delegates get that, it really makes a difference to their commitment.

Best piece of teaching advice:

There is enjoyment to be found in teaching children. If you can't find any then you are probably in the wrong career!

Shona Gleave

Business Manager

Shona has worked closely with Ruth for many years as the company has continued to evolve and grow. Prior to working for RMT, Shona worked with the Read Write Inc. programme at Oxford University Press. She now manages our HR, keeping all staff happy and well supported in their roles.

Jo Chadwick

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

Teaching delegates the 'squiggles' we use to show what it's like for a child learning to read sounds. We then teach a speed sound lesson showing how to engage children learning sounds for the first time – so powerful.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Remember that every child is someone's world.

Leah Sanders

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Deputy Headteacher

Favourite part of the training:

Working with schools to ensure that every child learns to read – no excuses.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Know your children and show them that you love teaching them.

Sarah Johnson

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Literacy Coordinator

Most memorable teaching moment:

Recently, a Y7 pupil thanked me for teaching him to spell and explained how hard it used to be for him. Such a polite young person and a humbling experience.

Favourite part of the training:

I love training on the reading activities. It is powerful to discuss the importance of children developing reading fluency before they can focus on comprehending what they read. For many people this has been a real light bulb moment – they often say it will affect how they will teach reading in the future.

Keely Fowkes

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader and Year 1 Teacher

Favourite part of the training:

When I stand back to observe the practice in the room, everyone is up on their feet, engaged in teaching each other and I think to myself – the children in this school are in good hands, we're making a difference.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Don't take yourself too seriously.

Alice Clayton

Training Coordinator

Alice works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as a Training Coordinator. She arranges in-school training, and is the first port of call for any school that contacts the office. With knowledge of all Ruth Miskin training, Alice can advise schools and individuals on their training needs.

Eva Boehm

MyBookBlog Content Manager

Eva manages MyBookBlog - our online resource that supports and enhances children’s journeys through well-loved stories. She creates the MyBookBlog content and activities that encourage children to blog about their thoughts and explore the subject matter surrounding fantastic books. She also creates content for the MyBookBlog newsletter and social media channels.

Samantha Dholakia

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Acting Deputy Headteacher and KS1 and EYFS Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

Teaching a father to read so that he could support his sons in their reading journey.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Love what you do and be patient, enthusiastic and kind.

Matt Trahair

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

Reading Leader

Most memorable teaching moment:

Where things begin to click for the slowest progress readers, whether finally beginning to remember sounds, blend orally or read a word independently, it’s a wonderful moment.

Best piece of teaching advice:

If you love it, the children will love it. Show passion for a subject and keep the children’s interest and they will thrive.

Becky Hemsley

Consultant Trainer

Previous role:

EYFS Teacher

Most memorable teaching moment:

Teaching a child who was selectively mute when joining my class in September and only spoke in a whisper to one key adult. He left my reception class not only feeling confident to speak in front of the entire cohort of 90 children, but also as a reader and writer.

Best piece of teaching advice:

Put children at the heart of everything you do.

Christina Tang

Graduate Software Engineer

Christina works in the London head office on our Technology team as a Graduate Software Engineer. She is responsible for developing and maintaining our online and internal systems, websites and technologies.

Colleen Somich

Head of Training America

Colleen is committed to every child learning to read and loving it  despite background, language, or need.

With over a decade of teaching and leadership experience, Colleen began her career as a first grade teacher in Saint Louis, MO. Teach For America recognised her classroom’s significant academic progress as a national Sue Lehmann Award finalist. After, she continued serving in Brooklyn, NY as a teacher and Dean of School Culture.

In the United Kingdom, Colleen led as Assistant Principal at an Ofsted-Rated Outstanding charter school before joining Ruth Miskin Training as a Consultant Trainer. Now, in New York City, she is the Head of Training America at Ruth Miskin Literacy Inc.

Read more about Colleen and Ruth Miskin Literacy Inc.

Ned Lloyd

Graduate Software Engineer

Ned works in the London head office on our Technology team as a Graduate Software Engineer. He is responsible for developing and maintaining our online and internal systems, websites and technologies.

Richard Lewis

Marketing and Communications Officer

Richard works in the London head office at 7 Sandy's Row as the Marketing and Communications Officer. He works alongside Isla, creating content for our social media channels, website content and taking the lead on our communications strategy.

Ruth Miskin

CEO and creator of Read Write Inc.


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.

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 and the ITT Review.

Her work has been featured both by Newsnight on BBC2 and Dispatches on Channel 4.

Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to Education in 2011.

Ruth Miskin

Mel Erwin

Davina Owen

Ceri Brinkworth

Colleen Somich

Consultant Trainers


Rhianwen Ashford

Sinead Belcher

Sue Boshell

Ian Bristo

Ruth Broadhead

Nick Cannon

Gareth Carlson-James

Jo Chadwick

Emma Chambers

Natalie Clayton

Natasha Cox

Jilly Crawford

Louise Crowther

Ashlin Crutchlow

Paul Daglish

Heidi Darby

Samantha Dholakia

Anna Ellwood

Amanda Fawcett

Claire Finkel

Keely Fowkes

Lynn Fox

Ruth Gyles-Brown

Laura Hanslip

Helen Harris

Amy Hayter

Becky Hemsley

Rachel Houldsworth

Rosie Instone

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Jones

Angela Jukes

Sarabjit Kaur

Beck King

Gaenor Kirkby

Katie Lillis

Nick Locke

Rebecca Loza

Kirsten Mackie

Pauline Maher

Rosie Manning

Sarah Pennick

Rhian Phillips

Sara Rice-Oxley

Arlene Rodrigues-Naim

Ann Marie Rutter

Kelly Sallis

Leah Sanders

Cal Tobin

Matt Trahair

Debbie Wilson

Office team


Nina Coglin

Vivian Meza

Olivia Bennett

Maja Marimla

Alice Clayton

Shona Gleave

Richard Hartley

Vivek Santhirababu

Christina Tang

Ned Lloyd

Richard Lewis

Gabriel Cramer

Isla Tyrrell

Elly Taylor

Eva Boehm

Jodie Leary