Press Release: Ruth Miskin Training awarded funding from TLIF

Press Release: Ruth Miskin Training awarded funding from TLIF

Ruth Miskin Training has been awarded funding through the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund to develop leadership and strong teaching of phonics and early reading in 72 schools.

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Government drops plan to convert all English state schools into academies

Government drops plan to convert all English state schools into academies

The controversial plan has been re-drafted amid pressure from Tory-led local authorities and head teachers.

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The government has had to cancel its controversial new spelling and grammar test after it was accidentally put online by officials

The government has had to cancel its controversial new spelling and grammar test after it was accidentally put online by officials

Half a million seven-year-olds in England were going to take the test next month, as part of SATs.

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With academisation drawing closer, the government publishes ‘10 facts you need to know about academies.’

With academisation drawing closer, the government publishes ‘10 facts you need to know about academies.’

The information is intended to dispel common myths and misconceptions about academies.

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Yorkshire primary schools chosen to host DfE Phonics Roadshow events to spread word of phonics success

Yorkshire primary schools chosen to host DfE Phonics Roadshow events to spread word of phonics success

Jerry Clay Academy, in Wakefield and Kirby Avenue Primary School, in Doncaster were among 10 schools across England chosen to host DfE funded ‘Phonics Roadshow’ events. The events aimed to share best practice in the teaching of phonics and early reading with neighbouring schools.

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120,000 more children on track to become excellent readers

120,000 more children on track to become excellent readers

New government figures show that 3 years on from the introduction of the phonics reading check, 120,000 more children are now on track to become excellent readers.

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DfE research into the impact of the phonics screening check

DfE research into the impact of the phonics screening check

The Department for Education’s research concludes that is now possible to match pupils’ performance in the check with their performance in the end of KS1 reading tests: pupils that do not pass the check at the end of Year 1 are unlikely to meet the expected standard in the KS1 tests. 99% of pupils who passed went on to achieve Level 2 or above.

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Hundreds of coasting schools to be transformed - says Nicky Morgan

Hundreds of coasting schools to be transformed - says Nicky Morgan

Hundreds of coasting schools will be targeted for improvement.

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Department for Education - Phonic Screening Check administration guidance 2015

Department for Education - Phonic Screening Check administration guidance 2015

The DfE have updated their check administration guidance for 2015. Use this information to understand your statutory requirements for the phonics screening check, plan for the check, administer the check and submit your school’s check results.

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Nick Gibb speaks about the importance of phonics

Nick Gibb speaks about the importance of phonics

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Reform, recently gave a speech on the importance of phonics at the Reading Reform Foundation Conference.

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New funding for book clubs announced to inspire more children to read

New funding for book clubs announced to inspire more children to read

A new action plan to help improve reading standards in primary schools, including new funding for book clubs, has been announced by School Reform Minister Nick Gibb to mark World Book Day.

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Ark schools' success with Read Write Inc. referenced in new DfE report

Ark schools' success with Read Write Inc. referenced in new DfE report

A new report from the Department for Education entitled 'Reading: the next steps' has been published. It features a case study on Ark schools and their success in teaching phonics with Read Write Inc.

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Government pledges to reduce teacher workload

Government pledges to reduce teacher workload

Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan announce a series of measures to reduce teacher workload. 44,000 teachers responded to the DfE Workload Challenge survey.

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Teaching Assistants standards review

Teaching Assistants standards review

Development of a new set of professional standards for teaching assistants – express your view.

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Department for Education phonics screening check guide

Department for Education phonics screening check guide

Download the DfE's administrator guide.

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Higher standards for all - Department for Education bulletin

Higher standards for all - Department for Education bulletin

The DfE announces a new accountability system to raise literacy and numeracy standards across the board.

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Read Write Inc. Development day rated outstanding by the DfE

Read Write Inc. Development day rated outstanding by the DfE

Our in school development day was recently graded as outstanding by the DfE.

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ARK Conway is first free school to get an 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

ARK Conway is first free school to get an 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

This Read Write Inc. school’s success is celebrated with an article recognising their achievements in the Evening Standard.

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What the DfE says about Read Write Inc. training

What the DfE says about Read Write Inc. training

Read Write Inc. Phonics training rated outstanding by the DfE.

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