Phonics Screening Check
Well done to Rosedale Primary School for your outstanding achievements in the 2019 phonics screening check! The school recently received the letter below from The Minister of State for School Standards – Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP.
“I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on your school’s outstanding achievements in the 2019 phonics screening check. Your excellent teaching of phonics is something I hope to see replicated across the country: decoding skills are the foundations for pupils to progress to reading fluently, for purpose and for enjoyment.
There is a substantial body of evidence that demonstrates that systematic phonics is highly effective method for teaching children to read. We want to ensure that every child develops a firm grasp of phonics, which is why I was delighted to see your results. With 98 percent of pupils at Rosedale Primary School reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the check, your school is in the top three percent of all primary schools in the country.
This year’s figures show that 88 percent of pupils who achieve the expected standard in the check go on to achieve at least the expected standard in key stage 1 reading teacher assessment, which underlines the importance of teaching pupils to decode words effectively at an early age.
Your success in teaching phonics and early reading so effectively means your pupils are developing a firm foundation in literacy, from which they can develop excellent vocabulary and cultivate a love of reading that can last a lifetime.
Thank you for your commitment and success in teaching the next generation to read so effectively. “