The inspectorate’s annual Teacher Attitude survey suggests a widespread lack of experience in primaries in teaching phonics, the government’s favoured method for helping pupils to learn to read. Tes reports.
In the poll, carried out for Ofsted by YouGov, only 48 per cent of teachers at primary schools said they believed that all or most of the teaching staff at their school were experienced in teaching phonics.
In the survey, 24 per cent of primary school teachers said that around half of their staff had experience of teaching phonics and another 21 per cent said “some” of their staff had experience of teaching phonics.
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