FFT Success for All Phonics

Inspiring a lifelong love of reading

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What is FFT Success for All Phonics?

FFT Success for All Phonics is a complete systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme that has been validated by the Department for Education.

Aimed at nursery children upwards and pioneered by the Success for All Foundation, FFT’s second generation programme is offered on a not-for-profit basis and is a highly comprehensive offering.

Our ambition is to enable success for all children and inspire a lifelong love of reading.

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Complete set of printed and online teaching resources

Including cards, practice booklets, alphabet letters, placemats and more.
Teaching resources

Reading assessment programme

FFT’s new programme to assess, track and collate literacy performance at class and pupil level.
Reading Assessment Programme

Structured training and support

We provide a structured online training programme for teachers, teaching assistants and school leaders.
Phonics training

Reading tutoring programme

For pupils who need catch-up support or additional practice to improve their reading skills.
Tutoring with the Lightning Squad

68 decodable reading books

A complete online set of fully illustrated books, with class sets also available.
What Can I Do in the SummerBig Red BusThe Turning of the YearAt DuskThe Age of the DinosaursJim and the Vet

Resources for both school and home

Our growing Parent Portal supports phonics and early reading by letting parents and children enjoy the books together after they have been read in school.
Parent Portal

    A complete Phonics teaching programme

    Validated by the Department for Education
    Based on the Letters and Sounds progression
    Provides all your teachers with a complete set of teaching resources, online and in print
    Clear structure of six phases which include reading, writing and spelling
    Simple cost-effective subscription service with all resources, training and support included
    Includes our tutoring programme, FFT Tutoring with the Lightning Squad
    Supported by our Reading Assessment Programme, from the experts at FFT
    Comprehensive easy-to-use resources for learning at home via the Parent Portal

    Look inside the reading books

    In addition to the online resources, we also provide schools with a core set of printed teaching resources as part of the subscription. Schools can purchase class sets of the decodable reading books.

    What schools are saying

    More in case studies

    Each step is small and achievable

    We have found that this scheme really engages the children through clearly planned, progressive, achievable goals that make it possible for all children to succeed.

    We have seen a huge improvement in the children's confidence and fluency as they begin to see themselves as a reader. Each step in the scheme is small and achievable building on prior learning, consolidating skills and allowing the children to master reading at each stage.

    All the children being able to have the same book to take home allows the teaching to build over the course of the week and clear strategies to be taught. This creates confident, enthusiastic children who are keen to share their learning at home and consolidate further with fluency practice at home.

    Sophie Murray

    Head of Early Years, Pyrford Primary School

    Removed a lot of the stress

    It was daunting to have to change the way we teach phonics, but FFT Success for All Phonics removed a lot of the stress and workload for our staff.

    The guides are easy to use; training is accessible, plentiful and broken into small manageable chunks; the reading resources have provided challenge for our children and the Parent Portal has been well-accessed to support learning to read at home. For those learners that find it hard to keep up, the Lightning Squad intervention is fun, engaging and progressive.

    Lisa Loxton

    Deputy Head, The Rissington School - Upper Rissington Cheltenham

    Our children have made real gains

    After using Letters and Sounds for our phonics we have found the move to Success for All Phonics a smooth transition. We were able to access training prior to starting the scheme. The programme offers a clear planning and structure that teachers and assistants are able to follow.

    The resources to support the programme (both hard copies and digital versions) offer good value for money and they are easily accessible for our learners. Our children have made real gains in their reading as a result of the daily reading planning that supports Phonics and having class sets of decodable picture books has been a real asset.

    Beyond Key Stage 1 children are excited to use the Tutoring with the Lightning Squad platform, it has really captured the interest of children that would otherwise find reading a challenge.

    Charlotte Latter

    Phonics Lead, The Discovery School, Kent

    Improved their reading skills

    We’ve been really impressed! The Shared Readers are a real success; the children are so eager to read them each week! The vocabulary has excited them and improved their reading skills.

    Isabel Stewart

    Foundation Lead, St John the Evangelist CofE Infant and Nursery School

      Find out more at one of our Phonics online events

      Want to find out more about the FFT Phonics programme? Join us at one of our free school workshop events.



      for an annual online subscription (1 form entry)


      for a printed set of 68 decodable reading books (15 copies of each book)

      How much does it cost?

      A simple annual subscription provides schools with online access to all of the teacher resources, reading books, training and support for FFT Success for All Phonics, along with a core set of printed teacher resources.

      Schools can purchase printed copies of the decodable reading books and pupil practice booklets from Success for All.  

      Annual school subscription

      Half form entry£600
      1 form entry£1150
      2 form entry£1550
      3 form entry£1900

      68 decodable reading books

      Online access: use at school and home (online or printed by school)Included in the subscription
      15 printed copies of each book (1,020 books)£600
      30 printed copies of each book (2,040 books)£1200

      All training and support is provided online through the subscription. Schools can purchase optional training if required.

      Optional training

      OnlineFace to face
      Half day (3 hours)£350£600
      Full day (6 hours)£500£800

      Prices shown apply from September 2022

      FFT Success for All Phonics has been validated by the DfE. We are running online workshops for schools now.

      Other ways to get in touch

      Alternatively you can phone us on 01446 776262 to talk about FFT Success for All Phonics. We've also answered common questions in our FAQs.

      Register your interest

      Please register your school's interest here to find out more or get started.
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      We've answered some common questions about FFT Success for All Phonics. If your question is not answered, please get in touch.

      About the programme

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      Have another question? Please get in touch and we will answer you directly.