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In June 2005, Jim Rose, former HMI director of inspection at Ofsted, led an independent review of the teaching of early-years reading, including the role of synthetic phonics. This publication sets out a number of recommendations for ensuring effective practice.
This review suggests ways forward and pinpoints areas where change is called for and it highlights successful changes that have been made and should be sustained in existing provision. These include support for children learning English as an additional language, and those with special educational needs.