Independent research shows Head Teachers, Teachers and Parents want controversial Phonics Check to be dropped

The Phonics Screening Check introduced in 2012 as a ‘light touch diagnostic check’ for all children age about six-years-of-age in primary schools in England has now become a high stakes assessment. DfE expects schools to have a higher percentage of children pass the check each year. Ofsted inspectors consider the percentage of children in a school who have passed the check and a low pass mark can have a detrimental impact on the outcome of a school inspection. Read more.