Friday, May 17, 2013

St George's triumph over screening check!


Last year I reported on St George’s CE Primary School’s success – they achieved a magnificent 96.5% success rate in the phonics screening check. St George’s is in Wandsworth, where the average pass rate was 66%.

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Painting of St George's slaying the non-word monster Vap, with Janet Hilary looking on!

There is little doubt what the head teacher Janet Hillary thinks of the Sounds-Write programme for teaching beginning readers and readers who need catching up, as well as its contribution to the school’s success. She says:
"As a class programme, Sounds-Write is clearer, with more flow and better outcomes, than other programmes we have used in the past. Used as an intervention, Sounds-Write is invaluable to older pupils arriving in school - particularly those who are new to English. The programme enables children to become fluent readers quickly so that they can access learning and catch up with their peers."
Janet Hilary NLE
Headteacher
St. George's CE Primary School

Watch this space!


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