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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Children more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recent National Literacy Trust findings on the literacy benefits of children reading both digital and print formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the National Literacy Trust’s research on reading in both print and digital forms.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, whatever the format. Research suggests that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational development than their parents’ level of education.</p><p> </p><p>There is sound evidence that systematic synthetic phonics is a highly effective method of teaching reading to children. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more 6 year olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 we launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this