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Primary phonics test 'damaging'

England's new primary phonics test risks doing "long-term damage" to children's reading, teachers' leaders have said. Association of Teachers and Lecturers chief Mary Bousted says fluent readers can fail the test as they think its non-words are misprints. A poll of about 1,500 Year 1 teachers suggested 90 per cent had discovered nothing new about pupils' reading abilities.

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