Ingrid Connors


I’m Ingrid, the founder of Monster Phonics. I have worked in research, as an audiological scientist in the NHS and teaching. Having taught across the primary age range, in the UK and internationally, I’ve been lucky enough to live in lots of interesting places!

I am also incredibly fortunate to be part of an amazing team that is geared towards improving outcomes for children.  Stories of Monster Phonics Forest Schools, whole school dress-up days and glowing reviews on TrustPilot show that there is something very special about Monster Phonics. It enthuses everyone, children, teachers and parents. What I enjoy most about Monster Phonics is making a difference, seeing the improvements, the growth in confidence and the joy in phonics lessons.

Monster Phonics began some time ago. Even in its infancy, Monster Phonics was chosen by a panel of experts as one of the top 20 most innovative ideas globally at the BETT show. Now it is used in schools throughout the UK. Independent studies by local authorities demonstrate the improvement to progress and feedback from schools is consistently strong. Most recently, our phonics reading scheme has been published. The engagement is so high and yet this is systematic phonics! It was amazing to see children and teachers around the UK dressed up as the monsters on World Book Day.

Once a teacher.. always a teacher! I love chatting to teachers, headteachers and LSAs, to see Monster Phonics being taught well and watch how it has been embedded. It’s also great to hear new ideas as the best ones always come from schools.

Outside of the world of monsters, I enjoy family time, living in Hertfordshire. I love the coast and the countryside, all kinds of music, poetry and art… everything there is to be enjoyed!


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