This has involved the following:
- We have embedded a schools’ based phonics screening package, serving as a baseline for each EYFS/KS1 cohort;
- We no longer use teaching assistants to implement phonics intervention, instead deploying class teachers to the support for children vulnerable to under-achievement;
- We have joint subject leads, as subject specialists, to monitor and refine provision;
- Peer observations of all staff involved in the teaching of phonics ensures that we constantly hone practice to enable all children to receive the most appropriate support;
- We have a comprehensive package of support for parents to enable them to participate in their children’s development of phonics.