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OSI - Ruth Miskin

Ruth Miskin

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When I was the Head Teacher of a primary school, I saw my key role as making sure that every child learnt to read and write fast.

Ruth Miskin OBE has been an adviser to the government on many aspects of literacy teaching since 1997, from the early stages of the National Literacy Strategy’s Rose Review into the teaching of reading, the National Curriculum Review Committee and Lord Bew’s SATs Review Committee.

As one of the UK’s leading authorities on teaching reading, Ruth 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.

Over the last ten years, all her time has been devoted to developing a programme called Read Write Inc. Her belief that every child can, and must, learn to read is at the heart of this programme.

Ruth believes that the more quickly children learn to read, the more they want to read and the more they understand; and the less they struggle with spelling, the more capacity they have for writing what they want to say.

Ruth has developed Read Write Inc. directly out of her teaching experience and it is deeply rooted in the best classroom practice of what actually works for every child.

Events with Ruth Miskin!

Ruth Miskin

Ruth Miskin regularly gives full-day professional development talks on 'Get them reading. Keep them reading. Change everything.'
To find out more about attending or hosting an event with Ruth Miskin, contact your local consultant.

Find out more about Ruth Miskin on her website and social media pages

Ruth Miskin Website

Visit Ruth's website to find out more about training for Read Write Inc.

Ruth Miskin Blog

See what else Ruth has to say about primary reading and writing on her blog.


Follow Ruth on Twitter for the latest tweets on upcoming workshops, competitions and more.


Like Ruth Miskin on Facebook for the latest updates and information on how to book training.


Follow Ruth on Youtube to see how Read Write Inc. has impacted schools around the UK.

Hear Ruth discuss her ideas in more detail free leadership events

Read Write Inc. Leadership Events

Meet Ruth, and learn about her leadership strategies at a Read Write Inc. session near you.

Get a quick overview of the Read Write Inc. programmes

Read Write Inc. Phonics - A full overview

Watch this short film about the new Read Write Inc. Phonics 2016 to find out more about the programme and the impact it has had on schools in London, Cardiff, Crewe and Birmingham.

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language

Watch this short film about Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language to find out more about the programme and the impact it has had on the KS2 children in an Essex primary school.

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start

Watch this short film to find out more about Read Write Inc. Fresh Start to discover the impact it had in a Scottish secondary school on 11 to 13 year-olds.

Ruth Miskin on Oxford Owl

Ruth Miskin Oxford Owl Profile

Get school improvement advice from Ruth's Oxford Owl page.