Phonics

Teaching and assessing phonics, phonics performance data.

Services

  1. Phonics self-assessment form: Sound Discovery

    Information about the Sound Discovery programme and how it fulfils the department’s core criteria.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Letters and sounds
  2. Phonics screening check: 2018 materials
  3. Phonics screening check: 2017 materials
  4. Phonics screening check: 2016 materials
  5. Phonics screening check: 2015 materials
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News and communications

  1. Nick Gibb: reading is the key to unlocking human potential
  2. STA assessment update: 13 December 2016
  3. Primary education
  4. Thousands more primary pupils on track to be excellent readers
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Research and statistics

  1. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2018
  2. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2017
  3. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2016
  4. 2015 Maladministration report
  5. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2015
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Reading: supporting higher standards in schools
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. English hubs: list of primary schools
  2. Phonics screening pilot at year 3
  3. Phonics: year 1 screening check statistics
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