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Eng: £10million to boost core skills - DfE validated systematic synthetic phonics programmes for literacy

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:11 pm
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Minister Nick Gibb announces additional funding for validated systematic synthetic phonics programmes for foundational literacy and maths mastery:

Press release

£10 million scheme to help pupils boost core skills

Programmes targeted at pupils starting primary and secondary school, who will take part in focused English and maths catch-up sessions ... ore-skills

The funding for English will be focused on systematic synthetic phonics, a highly effective method for teaching early reading and an important component in the development of early reading skills, particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. A number of English Hubs working across the country will allocate funding to eligible primary schools in selected Local Authority Districts and support them to purchase training and resources for one of the phonics programmes on the DfE’s validated list, all of which have been quality assured by an expert panel.