At Stanton Vale we have adopted a three-tier phonics curriculum that supports our students learning needs and outcomes. Our students following the support and nurture program follow a tailored curriculum that develops their early developmental skills so that they may one day be able to access discrete phonics teaching and reading.

For students following the aspire pathway, our students use the Jolly Phonics scheme of work. They are taught one sound a week and 10 tricky words each half term. The typical mainstream phonics teaching structure is broken down into a weekly plan and each day focusses on a different skill. The structure is introducing the sound, reading the sound, writing the sound and applying the sound in different contexts. We have seen excellent progress for all our students learning to read with Jolly Phonics. We believe with good quality first teaching, enhanced resources and further timetabled intervention (through school lead tutoring) in place, it will enable our students become independent functional readers.


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