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What is happening to Letters and Sounds after February 2022?


What is happening to Letters and Sounds after February 2022?

On April 1st 2021 the Department for Education announced a new validation process for systematic synthetic phonic programmes (SSP) to be completed by March 2022. They added that the Letters and Sounds handbook, widely used since 2007, would not feature as a validated programme after this date because it doesn’t provide the support, guidance, resources or training needed.

On May 17th 2021 they published a blog on The Education Hub to clarify the decision and to answer teachers’ questions.

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