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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


Edward Bryant


Phonics/Spelling Policy


To ensure that all children are taught strategies that will enable them to become fluent, enthusiastic readers and confident writers.

How do we do this?

  • Through the explicit, regular teaching of phonics and phonic strategies using a systematic, synthetic phonics approach
  • Through the explicit, regular teaching of spelling patterns and rules in a consistent progression
  • Through high quality formative assessment leading to careful differentiation for all ability groups
  • Through modelling the use of the phonic strategies when reading, leading to the finding of meaning in the text
  • Through fostering an atmosphere of enjoyment around reading and writing

Below is a link to the Phonics Bug scheme which is based on the Government’s Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6.

Phonic Bug

School Phonics Policy

EBS Phonics Help Videos