Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP)

Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP) is the most effective way of teaching children to read and spell. It follows the principles of Structured Literacy, research proven by the Science of Reading. SSP is widely regarded as the most successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.​​​​​​​

Beginning with phonemes, learning is structured and systematic, building up phonic knowledge in small steps. There is no guessing!

Synthesising means blending the sounds and putting them together into a whole word.

Spelling and reading are taught together. To spell children learn to segment, which means separating words into their individual phonemes (sounds), and understanding how the sounds link to letters (graphemes).