SMART Foundation has been developed over the past four years and has been successfully implemented by large numbers of very happy foundation teachers!

The goal of SMART Foundation is simple: a meaningful way to teach phonics and common words.

Teachers of the first year of school (called Foundation in Australia) have long been disappointed in approaches that simply send home ‘sight words’ for parents to teach. These old fashioned approaches encourage whole word memorisation at the expense of systematic decoding skills.