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Primary Framework for literacy and mathematics

Publication date:
Aug 2006
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The aim of the Primary Framework for literacy and mathematics is to support and increase all children’s access to excellent teaching, leading to exciting and successful learning.

This Framework takes account of the significant developments that have taken place since the publication of the original Frameworks at the end of the 1990s and of the best practice seen in our most successful primary schools, which is ensuring high achievement for all children. The recommendations of the Independent review of the teaching of early reading – the Rose Report – and the central role of systematic phonics instruction are firmly embedded within it.

There is a shared determination between the Primary National Strategy, schools, settings and local authorities (LAs) that all children are appropriately supported to make the progress of which they are capable.

Children deserve:

  • to be set appropriate learning challenges
  • to be taught well and be given the opportunity to learn in ways that maximise their chances of success
  • to have adults working with them to tackle the specific barriers to progress they face.

The Primary Framework for literacy and mathematics is designed to help practitioners, teachers, schools and settings achieve this ambition.

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