25 Sep '14

News Phonics test results are a credit to the last government

Improved results show how consistent educational policies can benefit childrenThe improved screening test results are very welcome and reflect great credit on the previous government, which introduced a strong emphasis on the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics (SSP). The present government has continued to emphasise the importance of SSP and has sustained a focus on this in Ofsteds inspections of teacher training. This is a good example of how consistent educational policies can bring benefits to children.Teachers are now generally much more confident about teaching phonics and are able to make lessons engaging and enjoyable. Continue reading...

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