Ruth Miskin

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 and a CBE in 2019 for services to reading.

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