MP’s visit follows phonics success

Andrew Selous visits St George's Lower School, MPLO
Andrew Selous visits St George's Lower School, MPLO

Read all about it... a Leighton school’s latest success is certainly something to write home about.

St George’s Lower School has been awarded Model School Status from the phonics programme Read, Write Inc. Out of the thousands of schools that use the programme, less than 50 schools nationally are awarded this status.

A school spokesman said: “We are the only school in the area to achieve this and will now look forward to welcoming other schools to see how our phonics teaching is impacting on the children’s learning. This is such an achievement both celebrating the children’s success and the progress they make with their reading, but it also recognises the talented and dedicated staff that have worked hard in implementing the programme.”

Andrew Selous MP visited St George’s to find out more about the success, visiting each classroom and observed for himself a Read, Write Inc lesson.

He said: “I was very impressed with the phonics lesson I saw with all the children engaging really well.”

The photograph shows some of the children who passed their phonics check in Year One, along with Marea Rawling (headteacher) and Ted Edwards (assistant headteacher).