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About The Phonics School

We are education professionals who are passionate about English and phonics and know the amazing results it provides.


Meet the
Co-Founders and Directors

We are business women, mothers and educators with a passion for English and a mission to make high quality teaching accessible to all.

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Meet the Teachers

As an online school we are in the privileged position of being able to work with the best British teachers and deliver their classes to you wherever you are in the world!

Meet the Teachers

Our classes are

  • Delivered using the best virtual classroom technology

  • Taught live and online in your home - we have no boundaries

  • Given by native English speaking British teachers - quality and pronunciation are important to us

  • Designed to improve speaking, reading and writing skills

  • Proven to raise the English skills of your child beyond their years;

  • Supplemented by an online world with unlimited access to 100s of English eBooks and interactive games

  • Affordable - less than 10 euros per class

  • Most importantly, FUN!

All our Teachers have the following qualities

  • We are all native British English speakers - pronunciation is important to us.

  • We all have extensive experience of the British education system and teaching children.

  • We are all trained to deliver the Pearson programme ensuring our students achieve successful outcomes.

  • We have all passed the highest UK safeguarding checks and have up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service certificates as well as international equivalents.

  • We love children! Their progress is our reward. 

  • Qualifications include Secondary PGCE (QTS) and TESOL (distinction)

  • Experienced teacher of English to adults and children from 11 to 16

  • Skilled at progressing ESL students

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Ellice Bisset

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  • Extensive experience teaching UK curriculum in British & International schools

  • Expert online teacher of native and non-native students of all ages

  • Fun and friendly

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Donna Schaffrick

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Boe Lovegrove

  • Over 10 years teaching in UK and international schools using phonics

  • English specialist for 4 to 11 years

  • Early reading and writing expert

  • Fictional children's book writer

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  • Extensive knowledge of British National Curriculum

  • UK and international classroom experience

  • Enjoys teaching students of all ages

  • Friendly and encouraging

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Online Safety

We strive to meet the strictest requirements of the leading bodies for internet safety and child privacy online.  

​Our goal is to continually update, improve and develop our business to ensure we continue to meet these criteria and become a trusted and recognised platform for parents and children around the world.

Child Safety

The Phonics School puts our students at the heart of what we do. Their safety and privacy is the highest priority for us. Teachers have undertaken the strictest child safety checks to ensure they meet the highest safety regulations for the UK.


As parents ourselves, we understand how important this is to our customers.

The Phonics School Mission Statement

'Giving every child access to a better way to learn to speak, read and write English, no matter where they live.'

Our Partners

We work alongside organisations who share our values and ambition for the education of the young. Our partners help us to enrich our educational offer, develop globally and continue to allow us to deliver the highest quality programmes using the most advanced and effective teaching technologies available today.

Zoom Education

Zoom is the leader in modern video communications, with an easy-to-use, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom has responded to the growth of the online learning market and now also offers a video conferencing platform called Zoom Education.

The Phonics School has chosen Zoom Education as a key delivery partner for the following reasons:

  • HD Video and Audio 

  • Security and Compliance

  • Enhanced Collaboration Features

  • Session Recording

  • Integrates with all Devices

  • Accessibility for all Learners


Pearson UK and Pearson International

Pearson was founded in 1844 in Yorkshire, England. They are now the world’s leading learning company, with 35,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide. Their unique insight and world-class expertise comes from a long history of working closely with teachers, learners, researchers, authors, and thought leaders.

The Phonics School teaches using Pearson's reading, writing and grammar programmes for schools, which we believe are the best resources on the market today. These programmes have been developed to meet the technology needs of today’s younger generation with online group teaching resources as well as an online world of games, e-books and rewards for students to continue learning independently.

What happy parents say!

"We are grateful to have found Phonics school to aid in bettering Athena's language and communication skills. You have played a key role in developing her confidence with peers (since communication is key for the same and practising only her mother tongue at home, made external support essential).

To top it all I am only very glad that she found more or less a friend in Ms Donna. It had always been amazing to see her wait impatiently for each and every one of her sessions.

I am one who believes that the quest for knowledge is best accomplished with zest, and the zest could never have been acquired if not for the right teacher like Ms Donna. I only wish that we could give her learning platforms like yours always with teachers like Ms Donna in it to make her journey always exciting!"

Rakhi, mother of Athena - Kuwait

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