Rapid Phonics is a phonics catch-up programme aimed at Years 1 to 6, and is disseminated by Pearson. The intervention includes age appropriate books, snappy lessons to reinforce the basics of phonics in small steps and interactive activities designed to build confidence and fluency.
Pearson offer online and face-to-face professional development courses to support the intervention.
The Education Endowment Foundation recently ran a project investigating the effectiveness of Rapid Phonics, which did not show it to be effective. The study found a mean effect size of -0.05 for secondary reading.
The Education Endowment Foundation study did not evaluate the impact on primary reading comprehension.