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The Year One Phonics Screening Check is taken by all children in Year 1 in England, usually taken at the beginning of June. The Phonics Screening Check shows teachers how well children are progressing in phonics and it identifies any pupils who may need additional support in phonics so that they stay on track to become fluent readers.
Whilst it is compulsory for all Year 1 pupils to take the check it is not a formal test and takes place in a relaxed environment with the class teacher and one child at a time. There are a few practice words to begin with, to make sure children understand the task and, as it is administered on a 1:1 basis, the teacher will understand each child's individual needs and phonics skill level.
The check takes around 10 minutes to complete, but there is no formal time limit, so children can take as long or as little time as they require. The check is made up of 40 words and non-words that children will read one at a time. The 40 words and non-words are split into two sections: one section contains simple words made up of 3 or 4 letters and the other section contains more complex words made up of 5-8 letters.
Children are scored against a national standard and the results are whether children fall within, above or below the standard. The pass mark is not published to schools until after the test at the end of June, when all schools nationwide have administered the Phonics Screening Check. The pass mark is around 32 so in order to pass the check children had to read at least 32 words correctly out of 40. Parents will be notified about how well their child did but the results for each school are not published.
If a child does not pass the Phonics Screening Check they will be given extra phonics support in school and they will re-take the check again at the end of Year 2.
We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Rotherham (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.
Rotherham primary school performance:
The Rotherham area has 50 primary schools (one of the top being St Bede's Catholic Primary School with 20% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).
From their latest Oftsed report:
The Rotherham local authority has an average of 61% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 8% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).
Rotherham secondary school performance:
The Rotherham area has 13 secondary schools (one of the top being Oakwood High School with 42% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).
From their latest Oftsed report:
The Rotherham local authority has an average of 38% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 93% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).
Rotherham Ofsted ratings:
71% of Rotherham schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 8 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.
Source: Gov.UK Website