Choosing a phonics teaching programme

Sets out what the government is doing to help schools choose a phonics teaching programme.



These documents cover the:

  • new validation process for systematic synthetic phonics teaching programmes
  • updated list of approved phonics teaching programmes
  • package of support available for schools
  • processes we used between 2011 and 2014 to review effective phonics teaching programmes
Published 1 April 2021
Last updated 27 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the information about the additional funding and added contact details for the validated SPP programmes.

  2. We have updated the guidance on choosing a phonics teaching programme and added the new list of validated systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programmes.

  3. First published.