Clarification

4th February 2011 at 00:00

The juxtaposition of the headline "Read our lips, says Ofsted: phonics is not a panacea" (November 19) to the subhead "'Pick-and-mix' approach praised in report" may have given the impression that Ofsted's Reading by Six report praised schools for mixing phonics with other approaches. As the article stated, Ofsted actually praised five schools for mixing schemes which all involved phonics. The article also noted that Ofsted felt phonics was key to teaching reading; The TES has been asked to add that the criticisms referred to in the headline only amounted to a single sentence in the report.

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