Guidance

Check administrators' guide: phonics screening check 2014

Departmental advice for anyone involved in the administration and scoring of the phonics screening check, including changes for 2014.

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This is departmental advice for anyone who is involved in the administration and scoring of the phonics screening check including:

  • headteachers
  • teachers
  • local authorities

It applies to:

  • all maintained schools
  • academies and free schools

The check is for:

  • all year 1 children
  • children in year 2 who did not meet the required standard for the check in year 1

The purpose of the check is to confirm that all children have learned phonic decoding to an age-appropriate standard.

This departmental advice must be followed to ensure the correct and consistent administration of the check for all schools. It contains important information about what to do before, during and after the check. A copy of this document should be taken into the room where the check will be administered.

Guidance materials are available to help prepare teachers for the check. These include sample materials and a training video.