Meet The Team

Teachers At Sounds Right Phonics


Charlie Day | Sounds Right Phonics

Charlie Day

Charlie is the co-founder of Sounds Right - Phonics Classes for Kids, Charlie also runs Little Stars Theatre Workshops. After training and working as a professional actress Charlie went onto teach drama, dance and singing to children aged 2+ Charlie has a wealth of experience working with children, teaching for a variety of theatre schools including Stagecoach, Theatre Monkeys and Little Stars. Charlie is also an experienced speech and drama teacher and has worked at several Primary Schools. 


Alex Burnside | Sounds Right Phonics 

Alex Burnside

Alex studied Education at Durham University graduating with a BA in Education with Qualified Teacher Status. She also gained a Masters in Education from Greenwich University. She is a Primary School teacher with over 15 years experience and has spent the last ten years teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). She has a passion for phonics and is co-founder of Sounds Right - Phonics Classes for Kids.


Sally Mann | Sounds Right Phonics

Sally Mann

After realising that working with children was her true vocation, Sally gave up her career in accountancy to qualify as a primary school teacher. She has a great deal of experience working with children and has been teaching in local schools for eight years. Sally joined the Sounds Right - Phonics Classes for Kids team after the birth of her second son and has two willing  helpers to practise on! 


Roz Ure | Sounds Right Phonics

Roz Ure

Roz has a masters from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She is an experienced singing and drama teacher working in stage schools across Essex. She loves helping young people to explore their voices and have fun. As a mum of one she has a very enthusiastic phonics helper. She is delighted to be joining Sounds Right - Phonics classes for Kids and runs classes in Wivenhoe, Kelvedon and Colchester.


Kelly Monksfield | Sounds Right Phonics

Kelly Monksfield

Kelly has a wealth of expereince working with children.  She is an experienced learning support assisant who specialises in teaching phonics as well as a mum of two. She is delighted to be joining Sounds Right - Phonics Classes for Kids and runs the Chelmsford classes. She has classes in Danbury, Springfield, Great Baddow and Boreham. 


Carole O'Brien | Sounds Right Phonics

Carole O'Brien

Carole studied at Canterbury Christ Church university and graduated as a primary school teacher in 2003. She has years of experience teaching in Early years and Key Stage One. She is passionate about seeing children learn and grow in confidence. She is a mum to two girls and is delighted to be starting Sounds Right Phonics Classes for kids. She still gets to do what she loves and be there for her own children. She runs classes in Braintree, Witham, Great Dunmow & Takeley.


 Lauren Youles | Sounds Right Phonics

Lauren Youles

Lauren studied Education at Canterbury Christ Church University College graduating with a BA in Education with Qualified Teacher Status. She is a primary school teacher with 13 years experience and has taken on many leadership roles within this time, including English and Science subject leader.  She was a teacher at New Hall Preparatory School in Chelmsford for the past 4 years before she had her little girl. She has a passion for teaching and is super excited about being part of the phonic learning journey of so many little ones. She is really pleased to be bringing the classes to her local area-Maldon, Tiptree, South Woodham Ferrers and Heybridge.


Kim Parling | Sounds Right Phonics

Kim Parling

Kim graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1997 and became a qualified teacher 2002.  Kim taught for many years in an "Outstanding" school in south-east London. During her time at the school Kim was a class teacher across a range of year groups and also the Literacy Manager.  Kim's love has always been teaching in the Early Years. Since becoming a mum of twins Kim has worked in a local school in the Foundation Stage and is extremely excited about joining Sounds Right - Phonics Classes for Kids. She has classes in Brentwood, Ongar, Shenfield and Ingatestone.


Rachel Stein | Sounds Right Phonics

Rachel Stein

Rachel studied Fashion, printed textiles and graphic design at Middlesex University, and after a brief time within the field, realised her love for working with children and graduated as a primary school teacher in 2010. She has 5 years of teaching experience in both key stage 1 and 2. She is passionate about helping children to learn through play and helping them to absorb every adventure and surrounding as a means for growth and understanding. Rachel is a mum of 2 girls and loves being able to be a full time mum along side running Sounds Right Phonics Classes. She runs classes in Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford.


Jenna Herycz | Sounds Right Kids

Jenna Herycz

Jenna is a mum of one, living in the North Birmingham area.  After having a baby, Jenna wanted to spend more time at home with her daughter so she gave up her career at a multinational professional services network and looked for something more flexible and less time constraining.  She has worked in a number of schools across the West Midlands and has always loved working with children, a passion which she first found when she volunteered as a nursery teacher at her local church when she was younger.  When she came across Sounds Right Phonics Classes, she knew straight away it was the perfect opportunity for her and she was so excited to get involved.  

She currently offers classes in Great Barr and Sutton Coldfield.


Kimmy Smith | Sounds Right Phonics

Kimmy Smith

Kimmy Smith - Kimmy always knew she wanted to be a teacher and so at the age of 18 she went off to university to study and graduated in 2004 with a BA in Music. She then went straight into teacher training and became a qualified teacher in 2005. She then spent 12 years teaching music in various secondary schools across South Essex and Havering. When she had her two little girls she beganworking for Essex Music Services delivering music lessons to various schools across Essex. She particularly enjoyed working with the Early Years Foundation Stage and has been taking her youngest daughter to Sally’s classes since September. She enjoyed the classes so much and felt they benefited the children in so many different ways that she asked Sally how she might go about joining the Sounds Right Phonics team - and so the Romford and surrounding areas Sounds Right Phonics Classes were born! Kimmy is really excited to be joining Sounds Right Phonics and can’t wait meet the children in her classes!


Jenny Ward | Sounds Right Phonics

Jenny Ward

Jenny graduated from the University of Hull in 2009, with a degree in Primary Teaching, (QTS) with biological studies (BSc). Following graduation, she taught Year 4 in a primary school in Doncaster, until taking a short career break to enjoy being a stay-at-home mummy to her two children. She never lost her love of teaching, working as a supply teacher in many schools around the Doncaster area.

Jenny is now ready for a new challenge and can’t wait to join the Sounds Right Team, combining her passion for teaching with being a busy mummy. She is thrilled to be the first to bring Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids ‘up North’... bringing these fantastic phonics classes to Doncaster.


Nicola Jones | Sounds Right Phonics

Nicola Jones

Nicola has over 12 years experience as a Level 3 qualified childcare provider, working with children in day nurseries and private nannying. She is passionate about Literacy. Her daughter attended the first ever Sounds Right Classes and has developed a love of reading ever since so joining the Sounds Right team herself seemed a perfect career step. Nicola is really looking forward to giving children a fun way of learning phonics when she brings Sounds Right Phonics classes to Bishops Stortford and the surrounding area.