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It is over a month now since we celebrated Tric a Chlic’s tenth birthday and
I’m Eirian Lloyd Jones, the author of the Tric a Chlic programme. I was born and raised in Bwlch y Llan, a village in Ceredigion. I started my career back in my home patch as the Head of Additional Learning Needs Department at Ysgol Uwchrdd Tregaron . After spending thirteen years there, I moved to South Wales initially working in the Gwent Education Authority and Torfaen following local government reorganising. My main role was as a Welsh Consultative Area Teacher but I also had the opportunity to contribute to a number of committees and focus groups and I trained nationally as part of WJEC along with creating materials for various organisations such as the BBC Education Department.
During this period I had the opportunity to attend a number of courses and conferences specifically on teaching reading strategies and methods and adapting a number of schems to the Welsh language. Having partially retired, I drew on these experiences to create a “Tric a Chlic” programme and publishing the programme enabled me to realise one ambition as I believe that the most effective method of teaching early reading is through synthetic phonics.
Peniarth is one of the main publishers of Welsh and bilingual education books and resources in Wales.
As part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, we have published over 300 print titles in children’s books and education resources, as well as over 50 digital, web and interactive resources and apps since our establishment in 2009.