In this episode of The Big...
- Education Professionals
This programme focuses on Brooklands School's systematic teaching of phonics, which has led to Ofsted commending its pupils for achieving outstanding progress in English.
The school currently follows the Jolly Phonics programme; each day the pupils are taught letter sounds in a dedicated twenty minute session. When a new phonic is introduced the children are given opportunities to practice and reinforce their learning in all areas of the curriculum.
The teachers are impressed by the way in which this multi-sensory fun approach, currently focusing on games and role play on the subject of pirates, has made a huge impact on pupils, particularly boys.
Headteacher Gloria Hunt believes the school's current practice matches the key recommendations of the Rose Report. Brooklands School plans to use the report and related local authority training to refine their practice further.
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