focuses on the early stages of teaching reading and the contribution of talk, stories and systematic synthetic phonics (SSP)
supports primary school leaders to evaluate their teaching of early reading and best practice for improving early reading, especially in Reception and Year 1, and older pupils who have not yet mastered the foundations of reading
helps schools to meet existing expectations for teaching early reading, as set out in:
This document has been developed through the contributions of experts from across the literacy sector and school leaders. It is based on the valued experience and knowledge of teachers, reading and language experts, educational organisations, English Hubs council members, and our 34 English Hubs.
Further support for schools is available through our English Hubs Programme, including information on £5 million additional funding for the purchase of SSP programmes. Schools wanting to find out more about the funding should contact one of the following English Hubs:
Corrected a sentence about decodable books and texts on page 51 of 'The reading framework: teaching the foundations of literacy - all sections and appendices' and page 15 of 'Section 3: word reading and spelling'.