Sue Lloyd Bio CroppedSue Lloyd is a retired infant teacher and co-author of Jolly Phonics. She taught in Suffolk for nearly 30 years. During that time, the synthetic-phonics method of teaching, used in Jolly Phonics, was developed in the classroom. Jolly Phonics is now being used successfully around the world. In fact, since retirement, Sue has given Jolly Phonics training in 29 countries.

Over the years Sue’s main interest has been directed towards helping the children who struggle with learning to read. Her latest achievement is a free website ( for teachers, parents and interested adults. It covers the step-by-step progression of synthetic-phonics teaching, provides an understanding of the English alphabetic code, the causes of reading and writing problems and how the problems can be prevented.

In 2014 Sue was awarded an MBE for services to education.