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(Photograph) - Aqlima, a Year 1 pupil at Kobi Nazrul primary school in London's East End, learns to read by counting the phonemes in each word. The school's headteacher Ruth Miskin - an adviser on the National Literacy Strategy and the partner of chief inspector Chris Woodhead - has refused to abandon her tried and tested methods to teach the official literacy hour. Report, page 3

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